LinuxFest Northwest 2012

Bellingham, WA April 28th & 29th

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Tutorium

The Tutorium is for people who are new to the products, services and ideas at LinuxFest Northwest. In the Tutorium, you can learn how to do common computing tasks with Linux and open source software. You can ask questions, try out open source applications, and even get help loading Linux and other free software on your own computer. The Tutorium volunteers are experienced with various aspects of Linux and open source applications. They are eager to share their experience and enthusiasm. In the Tutorium throughout the Fest, there will be mini-sessions and information covering topics that may interest people just getting started.

We welcome people who are new to the products, services and ideas at LinuxFest Northwest. You can learn how to do common computing tasks with Linux and open source software. You can ask questions, try out open source applications, and even get help loading Linux and other free software on your own computer.

The Tutorium volunteers are experienced with various aspects of Linux and open source applications. They are eager to share their experience and enthusiasm.

In the Tutorium throughout the Fest, there will be mini-sessions and information covering topics that may interest people just getting started.

  • Introduction to Linux and open source. What do you mean "it's free"? There's no such thing as a free lunch. How does this work?
  • How to install Linux and get help in the rare situations when things don't go as planned.
  • Exploring the open source desktop...after 10 minutes, you won't mind the difference if you're used to another PC operating system.
  • File management. Where did all my stuff go?
  • Everything Internet - browsers, email, chat, email, social media applications
  • Open source for the office - word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, accounting and more
  • Getting organized - calendars, to-do lists, RSS
  • Graphics - Image creation and editing, digital graphics, animation, desktop publishing
  • Multimedia - audio & video creation and editing, tunes, videos
  • Digital photography. Download, organize, edit your photos.
  • Games - opportunities to improve eye/hand coordination and mental acuity. Free your game and your mind will follow.

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Comments

GREAT!

For 1 year I've been doing what I can in GUI mode (Fedora and now Bodhi). Haven't dedicated the time to learn the command line -though I have pasted in other's solutions to see if they work.
Still have laptop sound card issues which effect skyping etc
Bottom line...Linux is fun, but if it's serious work that HAS to get done, I use my wife's WinXP. :-(

Possible to volunteer?

Just wondering if it'd be possible to pop in for a few hours and help some people learn about linux. I've been using Red Hat and Debian based distros for about 8 years now, and I figure that I could put my knowledge to good use.