Welcome, Boot Campers!

Written on:June 2, 2013
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Welcome, Ubuntu Boot Campers, to the CoDE-IT web site!

If you made it here without trying any detours through Tumblr, Facebook, or 9GAG, congratulations! You have great self-control. That will serve you well as a student of Ateneo de Davao University.

If you just HAD to go to a social network site first, well…tsk, tsk, tsk….

But enough guilt-trippin’! You’re here because your facilitator asked you. That means you’re somewhere in the middle of the Ubuntu introduction, and an exercise is forthcoming. Here goes:

Exercise 1: Adding numbers

Here’s a set of numbers: 45, 25, 28, 71, 21, 84, 29, 60, 90, 15.

Using the tools available to you in Ubuntu, answer the following questions:

-What is the total of the numbers?
-What is the average of the numbers?

What tools did you use to do this task?

Exercise 2: Formatting a Document

Download the following file and open it.

LibreOffice Writer Exercise

In the resulting folder, you will see a text file, cinnamon.txt, and two folders Images and Sample Output.

Sample Output contains three PDF files. Using the PDF files as models, try to format cinnamon.txt in the same way. You can get the images from the Images directory.

If you’re the impatient type, you can directly try to recreate Cinnamon-03.pdf. If you have some trouble figuring it out, try the simpler files first.

Exercise 3: Draw a house. Or a cat. Or a housecat.

Find the right tool in Ubuntu and draw something. Cats are good. Memecats are best.

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