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NIT006.5
October 30th, 2007, 04:44 PM
So guys, while work is being done on the Web site, I thought it might be the right time to get input from everyone.

What do Zimbabwean Ubuntu users want to see on the site? What should Zimbabwean Windoze users see on the site?

This is a brief run-down of the sections I plan to add at present:

Informational pages:
Index page - The principles of Ubuntu
Free Software - The principles of Open Source
Ubuntu elements and packages - what comes with Ubuntu?
The Desktop - GNOME, KDE, etc.
Backing and Support
The difference between Ubuntu and other Linux distros
The meaning of 'ubuntu'
What is Linux?
What is GNU?
Links to this forum, the LoCo Team page and other Ubuntu-related sites.
Links to the Zim Open Source site and other open source sites.
Links to Linux sites and resources.

Downloads:
Ubuntu ISO's
Repository Mirror


Anything else that we need to add?

NIT006.5
November 8th, 2007, 09:18 AM
No other input yet?

Anyway, just to give you guys an update: we have made good progress on the site, but still need to spend a lot of time on it. Our biggest problem has been, and continues to be, the irratic power supply and constant power cuts. If it weren't for that I think we might have been finished by now. Unfortunately, the cost of running generators is also becoming too high, so that hasn't helped either.... the joys of living in Zim :)

I haven't had any feedback from Yo!Africa yet on domain registration and repo. I'm sure they're doing their best but are obviously also struggling along like everyone else here.

Will keep everyone informed.

NIT006.5
November 8th, 2008, 09:33 PM
Well since I was the only person posting to this thread anyway, I've decided to carry on! :)

As you can see, looking back at the date on my first post, it has taken a long time to get this off the ground. I am happy to report however that the local Zimbabwe Web site is taking shape now. It has not been "officially" launched just yet, as we are still finalising a few things, but it is functional. http://www.ubuntu.org.zw

Huge credit must be given to Kalpesh and Ronald for the many hours of hard work that have gone into getting this site moving.

As I said, it has not been officially launched yet, so if you have any comments or criticisms, NOW is the time. We hope you will look forward to the official launch and join us in celebrating it when the announcement is made. (Hmmmm..... following our Intrepid Release Party, I think we should have a Website Launch Party. Who's with me on this?)

kthaker
November 10th, 2008, 10:47 AM
hahaha! imagine that... it took EXACTLY a year!
well done to all involved as well..... i think we've done really well!
considering all thats going on at the moment in zimbabwe.

these indeed are the first walking steps for our team...
we will only grow from here....thats for sure...

yes.. a launch party definitely seems very appealing.....

:)