Zero Dollar Laptop Workshops

January 29, 2010

Week 3 Plan. Finding What You Need – Creating Your Own Look

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OVERVIEW – Effective Web Searching,  Web Resources, Customising Your Laptop
Participants will be taught how to help themselves using the web – how to find the enormous amount of excellent resources available for free on the internet. Download pdf version.
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Week 2 Workshop. Getting familiar with the command line

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In this second session the participants were introduced to the command line and invited to reconsider their ways of interacting with a machine. Using a fair number of commands they learnt how to navigate the file system, update their software, create and delete directories, monitor the processes that a computer runs.

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January 22, 2010

Week 2 Plan. DIY or DIWO (Doing It With Others)?

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OVERVIEW – Getting Help, Sharing Knowledge, Technical Forums, Basic Hardware Maintenance
A tour of the installed Linux operating system and how to get help on-line. De-mystifying what is inside a laptop computer. Sharing the process with others through the blog. Download pdf version.
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January 21, 2010

Week 1. Breaking Windows. Installing Linux.

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Zero Dollar Laptop workshop 1 took us through the installation of Linux on four of our recycled laptops. Twenty people got together in a busy room (18 participants and 2 tutors) and went through the first big step.

Almost there with the installation...
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January 17, 2010

Week 1 Plan. Getting Started with Rich but Free Media

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OVERVIEW
An introduction to Linux on a recycled laptop: the Linux operating system in the context of the internet, and the installation of the software. Learning about rich but Free media: creating and sharing media over the internet – using a Linux-based laptop and Free and Open Source Software. An introduction to the kind of media we can expect to be creating and the software available.Download pdf version.
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