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    Ubuntu in your community.

    How is Ubuntu in your community? I'm curious. I try to hand out CDs, when i build a computer for someone, i always have Ubuntu on it before i put windows so they can at least see it.

    Yours?
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    Re: Ubuntu in your community.

    Not widely used... although I do bump in to some people that do.

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    Re: Ubuntu in your community.

    I walked into my college linux class with 4 burned 10.10 Desktop 32bit cds - and asked if anyone wanted one. I'm sure more then 10 people raised their hand.

    I will burn some more this weekend.

    I thought it was a very encouraging sign.

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    Re: Ubuntu in your community.

    Quote Originally Posted by zykotick9 View Post
    I walked into my college linux class with 4 burned 10.10 Desktop 32bit cds - and asked if anyone wanted one. I'm sure more then 10 people raised their hand.

    I will burn some more this weekend.

    I thought it was a very encouraging sign.
    Seems like we have some hope here. I ordered five or six copies from launchpad, all were gone first day i offered .
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    Re: Ubuntu in your community.

    We have a Linux club in Peterborough, and most members of the club use Ubuntu or UNE. Linux has a bit of a presence at Trent University, but it's mostly the versions that come on netbooks.
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    Re: Ubuntu in your community.

    Quote Originally Posted by mfox View Post
    We have a Linux club in Peterborough, and most members of the club use Ubuntu or UNE. Linux has a bit of a presence at Trent University, but it's mostly the versions that come on netbooks.
    I need to go to one of theese meetings soon.
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    Re: Ubuntu in your community.

    I work with some companies and try to encourage them to use Ubuntu. It seems the biggest obstacle to them changing is familiarity. People seem to be just scared of change.

    Since it is harder to switch them I suggest using OpenOffice if they don't have the complete MS Office (like powerpoint) or using GIMP so they don't have to pay for Photoshop. If they are familiar with these programs then it will be easier to switch them over to Ubuntu

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    Re: Ubuntu in your community.

    I try my best to convert everyone I meet to Ubuntu.
    If they are unsure I offer them a CD to try without installing and or offer to set up a dual boot.
    I think people are a lot nervous about using my Homemade CD's

    I am the new Volunteer Director of the S.T.A.R.S. ( Supplying Technology to At Risk Students ) Program for Bruce, Grey & now Simcoe Counties.

    Started by Andrew Howlett (bglug.ca) and Francesca Dobbyn United Way of Bruce Grey.

    We take donated PC's & Laptops P-4 and above, check / repair if necessary and install the latest Ubuntu.
    We also service said computers N/C and help any Student learn to use Ubuntu if they ask for help.

    Recently we had 42 HP Compaq Laptops(8710p & nx9420) Donated to our cause.
    We are expecting a similar donation of Desk top PC's.

    This is a Great Program and I am very proud to be a part of it.

    Chris.
    a.k.a. LinuxPusher

    P.s. Is there a way I can get 10 Proper looking Ubuntu CD's, like I get from Conical???
    Last edited by linuxpusher; November 8th, 2010 at 04:08 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu in your community.

    Quote Originally Posted by themarker0 View Post
    I need to go to one of theese meetings soon.
    There is one tonight. Check it out at the Peterborough Linux User Group website.
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    Re: Ubuntu in your community.

    linuxpusher

    do you know if there is a similar program in the Toronto area that does similar things to S.T.A.R.S?

    I have previously been asked by some people if I knew where old computer hardware could be donated to and if I knew about this program I would have had suggested this.

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