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    Promote GNU-Linux / Ubuntu in your e-mails - Ubuntu signature

    If you want to do something to promote GNU-Linux / Ubuntu, you can add the following images (with or without link to an ubuntu webpage) to your e-mail signature:


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    or

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    Just copy and paste the code below and add it to your signature, if it accepts html code, and try it.


    English:
    Code:
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    <a href="http://www.ubuntu.com/products/whatisubuntu/904features/"><img src="http://img233.yfrog.com/img233/7348/ubuntulogoformailen2.png" width="500" height="50"></a>
    Spanish:
    Code:
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    <a href="http://www.ubuntu.com/products/whatisubuntu/904features/"><img src="http://img145.yfrog.com/img145/7672/ubuntulogoformailes2.png" width="500" height="50"></a>
    You could also say:
    "This mail has been sent without using privative software"
    or build a similar thing for yourself:
    - another image
    - another text
    - another language
    - link to somewhere else.

    JUST DO IT AND USE IT!




    Edit for GMAIL:


    I had no problem inserting this html code in three different web mail sites. But, it is true, as of today, html code doesn't work in GMAIL's signatures. So this is what I did:

    0. Build or download the image you want to use.

    1. Go to Settings >Labs and enable:
    “Canned Responses” feature
    “Inserting Images” feature

    2. Compose a new message

    3. Click Canned Responses > New Canned Response
    (call it “Signature-1” or whatever you like)

    4. Edit your signature right there in the mail composer:

    · insert the image in your hard disk by uploading it
    · Select the image, press the link button and write the address (URL) you want it to point to.
    (the problem with this is that you will have a rectangle around the image which you wiill not be able to get rid of)
    · Add whatever else you want

    5. Click Canned Responses > Save > [ ...and choose the signature name you gave it]

    6. Get out the composing editor by clicking "compose" to compose a new test message that you will send to you.

    Now you can quickly add your signature to any new e-mail or reply by clicking:
    Canned Responses > Insert > [...Signature Name] (it will insert it right in the cursor's position)

    Ideal! It even allows you to have as many signatures as you like.

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    Last edited by HotForLinux; February 10th, 2010 at 11:17 PM.

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    Thumbs down Re: Promote GNU-Linux / Ubuntu in you e-mails

    Quote Originally Posted by HotForLinux View Post
    "Este correo electrónico mandó utilizando el software libre. Específicamente, usé Ubuntu"

    (This e-mail was sent utilizing free software. Specifically, I used Ubuntu.)

    Would be better.


    By the way, why did you link to a site in English?

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    Re: Promote GNU-Linux / Ubuntu in you e-mails

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant A. View Post
    "Este correo electrónico mandó utilizando el software libre. Específicamente, usé Ubuntu"

    (This e-mail was sent utilizing free software. Specifically, I used Ubuntu.)

    Would be better.
    Why? It's 1) Longer and 2) Not as fluid because it uses two sentences.

    "Este correo fue enviado a utilizar software libre" is more compact.
    Posting code? Use the [code] or [php] tags.
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    Re: Promote GNU-Linux / Ubuntu in you e-mails

    dang cant get it to work on my gmail account signature.

    someone know how ?
    it just shows up as the HTML code text..
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    Re: Promote GNU-Linux / Ubuntu in you e-mails

    Quote Originally Posted by EDavidBurg View Post
    Why? It's 1) Longer and 2) Not as fluid because it uses two sentences.

    "Este correo fue enviado a utilizar software libre" is more compact.
    That's too broad, and "correo" by itself means mail. Correo electrónico is e-mail.

    Out of all of them, this would work the best:

    "Este correo electrónico mandó utilizando Ubuntu."

    It's short, to the point, and actually makes sense.

    Your's means:

    "This mail was dispatched to utilize free software"

    Which, to be honest, sounds like you're spamming e-mails to promote Free Software.

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    Re: Promote GNU-Linux / Ubuntu in you e-mails

    Quote Originally Posted by ericab View Post
    dang cant get it to work on my gmail account signature.

    someone know how ?
    it just shows up as the HTML code text..
    I was curious and found this...
    http://5thirtyone.com/archives/821

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    Re: Promote GNU-Linux / Ubuntu in you e-mails

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant A. View Post
    That's too broad, and "correo" by itself means mail. Correo electrónico is e-mail.
    It's being sent in an email. I think they'll probably figure it out.

    "Este correo electrónico mandó utilizando Ubuntu."
    Actually, that's incorrect. It would either be "mandado" or "fue mandado". "Sent using Ubuntu" or "was sent using ubuntu". That says that the mail itself was the one sending.

    Your's means:

    "This mail was dispatched to utilize free software"

    Which, to be honest, sounds like you're spamming e-mails to promote Free Software.
    You appear to either be using a translator (other than google translate) or are interpreting it wholly literally. It's idiomatically correct. "This mail was sent using free software."
    Posting code? Use the [code] or [php] tags.
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    Re: Promote GNU-Linux / Ubuntu in you e-mails

    La gente comun eerrrrrm... Common people don't understand the difference between free and privative software.

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    Re: Promote GNU-Linux / Ubuntu in you e-mails

    Quote Originally Posted by EDavidBurg View Post
    Actually, that's incorrect. It would either be "mandado" or "fue mandado". "Sent using Ubuntu" or "was sent using ubuntu". That says that the mail itself was the one sending.
    How about this?

    "Mandé este correo electrónico usando Ubuntu"

    That would be: "I sent this e-mail using Ubuntu", right?

    You appear to either be using a translator (other than google translate) or are interpreting it wholly literally. It's idiomatically correct. "This mail was sent using free software."
    I wasn't actually using a translator. I guess I need to work on my Spanish idioms.

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    Re: Promote GNU-Linux / Ubuntu in you e-mails

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant A. View Post
    How about this?

    "Mandé este correo electrónico usando Ubuntu"

    That would be: "I sent this e-mail using Ubuntu", right?
    Sure, that works.
    Posting code? Use the [code] or [php] tags.
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