Over a year ago I founded the Ubuntu Manual Project, an open source Ubuntu project aimed at creating a comprehensive beginner's manual for each Ubuntu release. I led the team for around 10 months, before I had to step down as Team Lead due to other commitments (namely University, and also Ohso - the company that runs OMG! Ubuntu! etc). The team went through a bit of a lull, with a lack of contributors, no leader and little motivation to continue this awesome project - which was a complete shame. Luckily though, they've re-grouped and are now working on building a new website (which I designed way back in June last year), as well as head-hunting for two suitable people to act as Project Leader and Editor-in-Chief.
The goal of the Ubuntu Tour Project? To "provide an interactive tour for users who are new to Ubuntu."
Just a quick heads up, we released the Second Edition of the Ubuntu Manual for Lucid yesterday to coincide with the point release for 10.04 LTS. Not much has changed from the first edition, apart […]
Things have been a bit quiet in manual-land for the last couple of months. We managed to get a couple of translated copies released, but apart from that, the IRC channel and mailing list has resembled […]
If you’re a big fan of the Ubuntu Manual project and want to ensure you have the latest version possible then say hello to Jason Cook’s automatic manual updater script. The script pulls in the […]
In the Ubuntu Manual Project we are always looking for ways to make our content and material available to as many people as possible. We make it available in different languages and downloadable in different […]
The Ubuntu Manual team have today announced the availability of “Getting Started with Ubuntu 10.04” – a comprehensive beginner’s guide aimed for users of all experience but which will be particularly beneficial to those relatively […]
Benjamin Humphrey, leader of the the Ubuntu Manual project (and fellow OMG! writer), has announced that the project will be launching two new ‘Quickstart’ booklets in time for the October release of Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick […]
The beta of Getting Started with Ubuntu 10.04 (aka ‘The Ubuntu Manual’) was released earlier today at exactly 0000 UTC on the 31st. Over the last two weeks the Manual team have been working absolutely […]
In a press release this evening the Ubuntu Manual Team have announced that “Getting Started with Ubuntu 10.04” – A.K.A the Ubuntu Manual – will be made available on audio tape later this month. This […]
There’s an old saying “Use the right tool for the job” – common-sense advice that applies to pretty much any situation – especially in Software. But what happens when the ‘right tools for the job’ […]
Regular readers will know that we enjoy a close relationship with the Ubuntu Manual project and as such we’re pretty stoked to see the project get a shiny new website over @ ubuntu-manual.org. There’s not […]