Canonical Announces Ubuntu Desktop Training


London, UK April 14, 2008 – Canonical Ltd., the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, today announced training for corporate and home desktop users to get started with Ubuntu.

The Ubuntu Desktop Training program provides simulations, practical exercises and information to make daily tasks easy. No prior knowledge of the Linux-based operating system is required, although computer literacy is a pre-requisite. The course is more effective if Ubuntu 7.10 is installed on the computer hard disk before starting.

“This desktop training is designed with new users in mind, so they can experience first hand how easily Ubuntu, and free software, can fit into their work and personal lives,” said Billy Cina, training manager, Canonical.

By the end of the comprehensive, self-paced course, users will be able to:

  • Understand the concepts of open source and how they tie in with Ubuntu
  • Customize the look and feel of the Ubuntu desktop
  • Navigate through the file system and search for files
  • Connect to and use the Internet
  • Perform basic word-processing and spreadsheet functions using
  • Install and play games
  • Add, remove and update applications
  • View, draw, manipulate and scan images
  • Play, edit and organize music and video files
  • Seek help on Ubuntu from free and commercial sources
  • Create partitions and dual-boot options

Pricing and Availability

The retail price for this course is $100 and can be purchased through Bulk discounts for corporations are available upon request. Any queries regarding this and other Ubuntu training courses should be directed to:

About Canonical Ltd

Canonical Ltd, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, is a global organisation headquartered in Europe committed to the development, distribution and support of open source software products and communities. World-class 24×7 commercial support for Ubuntu is available through Canonical’s global support team and partners. Since its launch in October 2004 Ubuntu has become one of the most highly regarded Linux distributions with millions of users around the world. Ubuntu will always be free to download, free to use and free to distribute to others. With these goals in mind, Ubuntu aims to be the most widely used Linux system, and is the centre of a global open source software ecosystem. For more information visit or


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