RepElec wrote:You know what would REALLY kick tail? A "Linux University" series of webisode tutorials going over the basic aspects of use, ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING INSTALLING PROGRAMS!
I'd be quite up for making a video covering how to install programs. My only worry is that I wouldn't be able to make it super-professional, I've got a new camera arriving this week so I'll see what I can bash out of it.
I think such a video would be fairly short - covering something like:
You don't need to trawl the web looking for software
You don't need to put your trust in .exe files you don't know the contents of
Nearly everything you need to begin with is in your package manager
How to get the most out of the package manager: a few simple searching techniques with examples
A note on updates: broadly speaking, software installed through your package manager will be updated automatically-ish. No need for a separate Firefox-updater, Adobe acrobat updater, Java updater...
How to install programs from source (making it clear that this is more advanced, and not necessary very often)
What more could go into this? Or less, even?