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    map of NU Ubuntu Team distribution sites:

    Is there in existence a Global map of Ubuntu distribution sites, a map where anybody in the world can click on there local area and find a place to pick up a copy of Ubuntu CD's.

    This can be a place of business, library, university or other place.

    I incorporated this idea into the "NU Ubuntu Team" Member Map.
    (Northeastern United States of America Ubuntu Local Community Team)

    http://www.frappr.com/nuubuntuteammembermap

    and even started a Ubuntu Distribution Map

    for world wide plotting,

    http://www.frappr.com/ubuntudistributionsites

    but the frapper map, isn't quite what I had in mind(the reason why this does not work is you first have to add yourself then location, it would be better to just be able to add locations).

    It would be great to have a dedicated world map of Ubuntu distribution sites on the Ubuntu.com site. This could be edited by Ubuntu Local Community Team Members who maintain the distribution sites.


    If any body has any ideas on how to incorporate this into Ubuntu please post here.


    *also a system like Delocator would be nice where someone could type in there zipcode and find the closest place to pick up Ubuntu CD's:
    http://www.delocator.net/







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    Re: Global map of Ubuntu distribution sites:

    Hmm, I wonder if it'd be ok to put a home address and offer a burned copy for only $1? Seems like a good idea, but risky too.

    Maybe getting a bunch of people to do that in areas that otherwise don't sell Ubuntu would get some people interested?

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    Re: Global map of Ubuntu distribution sites:

    Quote Originally Posted by qalimas
    Hmm, I wonder if it'd be ok to put a home address and offer a burned copy for only $1? Seems like a good idea, but risky too.

    Maybe getting a bunch of people to do that in areas that otherwise don't sell Ubuntu would get some people interested?
    I prefer to give free CD's I order 100 at a time from Shipit, I recieve them free so I can give them free.

    I find people who are new to Ubuntu find the packaging important.

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    Re: Global map of Ubuntu distribution sites:

    I wish Canonical had set-up a chain of hardware stores, where Ubuntu compatible hardware were readily available. Obviously the stores would keep copies of Ubuntu cd's for free distribution.
    Relocated to the Linux Mint Forums with username 'jumbli'

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    Re: Global map of Ubuntu distribution sites:

    Quote Originally Posted by papangul
    I wish Canonical had set-up a chain of hardware stores, where Ubuntu compatible hardware were readily available. Obviously the stores would keep copies of Ubuntu cd's for free distribution.

    My goal is to take this all a step further and set up a NU Ubuntu Foundation....take it beyond just a hardware store to a Foundation.

    Where we have a store front to collect old PC's and Laptops to recycle old Apple and MS systems into Ubuntu Systems and then donate these to Teachers, Students, Senior Citizens or anybody in need....these would be donated to eligible people with full support.

    ...but we would also sale high-end systems with Ubuntu to raise funds for the Foundation.

    This is my primary goal in being the Team Leader of the NU Ubuntu Team.


    "10. Start a "NU Ubuntu Foundation" within the USA to collect donations of old Computers, and install Edubuntu/Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu for Teachers and Students within the Nu Ubuntu Team region. We will specialize in recycling old MS & apple computers for Teachers, students, elderly and those in need."

    http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=184438

    Not-for-profit does NOT mean Non-profit

    I was waiting to debut this idea but no better time then the present, this is an endeavor that I have been woking on for a while now.

    please contact me directly or post here if anybody wants to help.

    this will be a primary focus of the NU Ubuntu Team.
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    Re: Global map of Ubuntu distribution sites:

    I have added an updated entry to the NU UBUNTU Team distribution map

    Olsson's Books and Records
    http://www.olssons.com/
    http://www.frappr.com/ubuntudistributionsites

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    Re: Global map of Ubuntu distribution sites:

    Quote Originally Posted by RAV TUX View Post
    I have added an updated entry to the NU UBUNTU Team distribution map

    Olsson's Books and Records
    http://www.olssons.com/
    http://www.frappr.com/ubuntudistributionsites
    *moving this thread to the NU Ubuntu Team Sub-forum*

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    Re: Global map of Ubuntu distribution sites:

    Quote Originally Posted by papangul View Post
    I wish Canonical had set-up a chain of hardware stores, where Ubuntu compatible hardware were readily available. Obviously the stores would keep copies of Ubuntu cd's for free distribution.
    I think this is a great idea. The reason why the Mac seems so polished is that apple doesn't have to spend as much time developing their OS for so many different hardware configurations.

    I sold my mac to get a laptop that I could install Linux on, had I known there was a better laptop that worked Ubuntu better than mine, I would have purchased it instead, assuming it was within my price range.

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