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Thread: Size of the ZA Community?

  1. #11
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    Re: Size of the ZA Community?

    Oh wow...

    I just double checked by booting up with the Ubuntu CD, and I am impressed!
    I could access my USB HDD (on which I backed up my files) and I could use a Terminal Server Client and connect to our Win2003 server. Beeeaaautifull!

    So, long night ahead, but the way its going, might not be!

    what "pushed" me over the edge, well, I had to re-format my laptop twice this week, new laptop! First, they installed HP recovery disk (which I dont like) and THEN Office Pro 2007 just would not install.

    Anyhow, once I'm settled, I'll get active in the whole Ubuntu-way.

    ps, laptop is a HP 6730b model, so far, no problems.
    pss, arent I over-optimistic?!

  2. #12
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    Re: Size of the ZA Community?

    Quote Originally Posted by corrie206 View Post
    Oh wow...
    Anyhow, once I'm settled, I'll get active in the whole Ubuntu-way.

    ps, laptop is a HP 6730b model, so far, no problems.
    pss, arent I over-optimistic?!
    hehe

    Never it is the plan to have it work like this on all systems.

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    Re: Size of the ZA Community?

    Quote Originally Posted by funk19 View Post
    Does anyone have any figures to the size of the local South African community? I would be very interested to know how many people are using Ubuntu and how many are actively involved in either Ubuntu dev or community support like the forums.

    Any ideas?
    A statistic I didn't see mentioned here is that we have 280-something people on the ubuntu-za mailing list.

    Then, as far as people using Ubuntu that we aren't tracking, most people in the Cape Linux User Group (http://wiki.clug.org.za) run Ubuntu, and a good number aren't involved in our list or community. There are many organisations using Ubuntu, like universities, schools and the CSIR etc who perhaps only have one or two representatives in our community.

    So the real number of Ubuntu users in South Africa is much higher than we can track...
    Morgan Collett

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    Re: Size of the ZA Community?

    Hi Guys

    I am kinda new to Linux and ubuntu i started playing on and off when i think it was 4.10 was released. I would like to get more involved as i did before but work kind of kept me away a bit. I am in the joburg area and like i said i would like to get more involved. I am not a developer. to be honust i am a systems administrator for a trading platform at the JSE, which runs on UNIX. What will be my first step in getting envolved where do i sign and where do the joburg guys meet.

    Thanks in advance.
    The original point and click interface was The Smith & Wesson.



  5. #15
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    Re: Size of the ZA Community?

    You could start here.

    See our website get involved with the mailiing lists .

    Glad to have you onboard again.

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    Re: Size of the ZA Community?

    Glad to be back. I have added myself to the ZA mailing list and i am registerd on the launch pad. I also joined the ZA group.

    Arthur Smith 2009-02-09 16:02:34 SAST 2 minutes ago 2010-02-09 16:02:34 SAST 2010-02-09 Approved

    LET THE GAMES BEGIN hehehe
    The original point and click interface was The Smith & Wesson.



  7. #17
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    Re: Size of the ZA Community?

    In general the ZA community in my exprience tends to lean to more active on the mailing list front. (As you can see from this sub forum). But I am always pretty active on the forums so glad to have you.

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    Re: Size of the ZA Community?

    Brilliant...

    Please let me know where and how I can help out.
    The original point and click interface was The Smith & Wesson.



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