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The Ubuntu Manual Project needs you!

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Because the readers of OMG! Ubuntu! have been so kind to the project over the last couple of months, we’ve picked you guys to help us ensure the high quality of the manual so it’s ready for Lucid. We have made it nice and easy for you to download the PDF, read as little or as much as you like, and then submit your feedback through a custom form that we’ve created.
We’ll do all the hard work going through your reports and triaging them, then submitting them as bugs in Launchpad and subsequently fixing them before the 31st. We want to make it easy for you lads and ladettes to get involved and have your say, because our project cares about community input and well, let’s be honest. We really like you guys.
All you have to do is download the latest revision of the manual by clicking this button:

Then you’ll need to read through the manual and look for:

  • Spelling and grammar mistakes
  • Factual errors
  • Missing references
  • Formatting errors
  • Sentences that don’t make sense
  • Inconsistencies in wording
  • Somewhere where you think a screenshot is needed and there isn’t a placeholder already
Start at a random place in the manual and work backwards or forwards. We don’t want everyone starting at the prologue and getting a tonne of bugs about the prologue but none for Chapter 9, for example.

Each time you find any of the above, jump on over to and fill out the form. It’s as easy as that!

You get to have a small input in the final product, and we get to make sure our manual is super high quality and error-free!

The draft PDF version hosted on our build server gets compiled and updated once a day at exactly 0000 UTC, so if you want to see whether your bugs have been fixed, make sure you come back here and grab the latest version by hitting the download button again. We have plans for a PPA in the future so you don’t have to keep downloading it.

Oh and please remember, this is still the alpha version of the manual and we expect there to be a tonne of bugs, hence why we need your help to iron them out!

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