Ask Ubuntu classrooms
We could probably have some classroom sessions. I know it is a long forgotten idea but I think it would be nice to learn some new things from the experts around us.
People interested in teaching or learning any specific topics should put forth their suggestions and recommendations.
Some ideas to keep it going:
Introduction to Command-...
Not an event, just a look back on how the site design changed over the time.
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Ubuntu - Stack Exchange (2010)
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I would like to learn about writing a new gnome-shell extension from scratch as jokerdino suggested.
Shell extensions are used quite often and are very useful. Even the official wiki is not completed yet, and there aren't many good resources available for this. I think Learning by building a extension will be fun and insightful.
Let's get to know each other more closely
What is the story behind your username (if you aren't using your real name)?
What brought you to Ask Ubuntu?
What makes you stay here?
What do you takeaway from here at the end of the day?
I used to live with someone who collected old PCs that were getting discarded by his college. He had practically a wall of them in his room and was always trying to get some form of Linux to run. Occasionally he would ask me to help him build or rebuild a machine. He spent most of his free time on this, and nothing ever worked properly.
It was around 2007 I ...
I am really curious to know about the current life of the earliest contributors whose questions and answers has most upvotes, which surely helped more people to solve their problems. Let's try to contact them if possible and,
know about how their Ubuntu/ Linux life has progressed over 10 years.
If they are still using Ubuntu,
or may be they are now in a ...
I had a subject called Operating Systems during my graduation. All the assigments were to be done on Linux environment, preferably, Ubuntu. So, my professor indirectly introduced me to Ubuntu in 2017.
I started using Ubuntu, apart from doing assignments, primarily because whenever I had some urgent work, my main operating system (at that time) started to ...
I was looking for an OS that would work on a NEC Z1 all-in-one system that wasn't Windows. Ubuntu 8.04 fit the bill perfectly and I never looked back. =)
This is the old NEC Z1 that kicked off my love of Ubuntu. It is in need of some loving care and it does boot, but it is having issues right now with its 10.04 installation. It really has been a good ...
I have been tinkering around with different Linux and BSD distros (and NAS variants) together with a friend for about 10 years now.
Recently we both needed to upgrade our home servers, and talked about settling on a single distribution that would be best suitable for our needs. After some research, we decided to give Ubuntu a try over Debian, mainly because ...
Themed Questions Challenge
Identify (a) topic area(s) we need better resources about (please suggest some in comments here - or could be done in a later meta post)
Create a challenge for asking and answering questions about the topic(s)
Make a leaderboard to share the stats for the challenge
My ubuntu story is short. My main OS is Debian. And I found it is a good idea to look over the children and grandchildren from debian.
I often found solution for my debian problems here and in a german community, so I thought it is pay day. To give something back.
As I told short story.
I always used to be an open-source fan! The first open-source program I fully embraced was Firefox 22.214.171.124. I was at university during that time.
I was a Windows user, even though I already knew about Linux. Mostly because of gaming. I started a job at a small company where my work involved the development of websites using ASP.NET with C#.
Around 2-3 years, ...
Beginner-level introduction to command line (Part 2*)
Sunday 18th October, 15:00 - 16:00 UTC
* actually it's still Part 1 as we didn't finish it, but I can just call it Part 2 and nobody will ever know I still haven't prepared the real Part 2 yet ^_^
In case you missed it: lesson transcript.
My first experience with Linux was during my graduation in Electronic Engineering: I had to learn how to design field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA) using some tools that were able to run only on Red Hat Linux (I don't remember exactly which version, but this happened more or less in 2007).
My curiosity about Linux increased after that experience, but what ...
I was a long-time Windows user since 3.1. But when my new computer came with Windows 8, it was insufferable. My workplace at the time used a mixed Linux / Windows environment, so I had some exposure to Linux. I talked to some veteran Linux users and got their recommendation - Ubuntu.
I started out testing Ubuntu 12.04 in a virtual machine, then went to ...
Just want to say THANK YOU to this amazing community! I have only been here for approx. 15 days or so; and I have been able (even though my kinda, not-so-good English ) and I have somehow managed to be at least a bit of help; (hopefully)
Introduction to SSH, Rsync and Cron
Sunday 25th of October, 16:00 - 17:00 UTC
Basic SSH usage
Basic Rsync CLI usage
Basic usage of Rsync with cron
Using SSHFS to mount remote folders
Taste of advanced Rsync script (if there is time)
Some sites previously had competitions where unique prizes were handed out to the winners.
Perhaps we could adapt the cheese idea to be relevant to this site "Show us your best Ubuntu memes and win a prize" or something to that effect could be fun.
I guess we would need to ask really nicely for some kind of unique swag like in the link.
@staff I ...
1996 PC (Windows95, just public access)
1998 TI Calc (Got interested in its Basic)
2003 VAX at university, PC (Windows XP, with full access)
2006 Debian at university
2007 Ubuntu till now. Still trying some other distributions from time to time.
At work, company endorsed some systems:
2008-2012 OpenBSD server (Replaced later with FreeBSD, ~2014)