PLUG Tutorials and other Resources

This is a page for resources which may be of use to PLUG members or anyone else who might be interested ... usually things discussed at PLUG meetings.

Notes from Tips and Tricks (May 2017)

Jim's notes on setting up SSH

Jim's Tips and Tricks on configuring networking, Wake-on-LAN, xrandr, Firefox customisation and more

Nick's notes on software for working with PDF documents, using various features of Writer, and useful utilities.

Converting audio files to mp3 format (November 2016)

A copy of the notes on using ffmpeg to convert audio files to mp3 format is available in PDF format

Introduction to writing shell scripts using BASH (March 2016)

A copy of the notes on learning to write shell scripts available in PDF format

Introduction to the Linux Command Line (February 2016)

A copy of notes on learning to use the Linux command line is available in PDF format

Installing a Turnkey Linux appliance (September 2015)

As part of our introduction to web servers and PHP, we installed the Turnkey Linux LAMP appliance on some laptops. It's a similar process to install a Turnkey appliance as a VirtualBox virtual machine (VM)).

Here are:
Notes on preparing a VirtualBox VM to install a Turnkey Linux appliance in PDF format.
Note on installing a Turnkey Linux appliance (either on hardware or as a VirtualBox VM) in PDF format.

VirtualBox (July 2015)

Microsoft provide prebuilt virtual machines which let you run various version of Windows and Internet Exporer. Notes on installing and running a Windows VM under VirtualBox are available in PDF formatUpdated April 2016: revised guide in PDF format.

Using Google Fonts (June 2015)

A copy of notes on using the Google Fonts website and downloading font files for local use is available in PDF format.

Video Editing Overview (February 2015)

A copy of the presentation is available in PDF format.

Customising Ubuntu (July 2014)

Handouts summarising what was covered in the session:
Guide to customising Ubuntu  PDF version   ODT version

Using Twitter Bootstrap 3 (June 2014)

Copies of the slides and the sample files (plus the bootstrap files) and a list of recommended bootstrap web resources are provided in this Zip file

Web Development Introduction (May 2014)

Copies of sample files used during the sesseion, plus a guide to installing Turnkey Linux LAMP appliance and lists of recommended books and web sites.

Nginx web server (April 2014)

Guide to installing Nginx with PHP and MySQL on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS   PDF version   ODT version

Installing Ubuntu (March 2014)

Handouts summarising what was covered in the session:
Guide to installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS   PDF version   ODT version
Suggested steps after first installation   PDF version   ODT version

Installing software on Ubuntu Linux (February 2014)

Handout summarising what was covered in the session:   PDF version   ODT version

Introduction to LibreOffice / OpenOffice Draw (January 2014)

Handout summarising commands and procedures covered in the session:   PDF version   ODT version

Introduction to using The GIMP (July 2013)

Step by step instructions for basic image editing:   PDF version   ODT version

Useful GIMP keyboard controls and shortcuts:   PDF version   ODT version

Sample images used in the session:   zip archive (13.1MB)

Using Twitter Bootstrap (March 2013)

Sample HTML files, sample images and bootstrap files used in the session:   zip archive (2.5MB)

Older material

These notes are rather dated now but kept in case they are of use to anyone.

Notes on installing and using Icecast and Airtime Internet radio and streaming software

Notes on software for recording and editing Screencasts

Intro to Linux and Open Source Session 1

Using the Slax CD