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    Size of the ZA Community?

    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?
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    Re: Size of the ZA Community?

    i would recommend showing up to tonight's irc meeting to ask such questions. although, there is no way of tracing how many people use ubuntu, you might be able to get a good estimate of how many people are part of the locoteam.

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    Re: Size of the ZA Community?

    more people than we think are actually using it. its a pity our country's internet pricing is so backwards cause we would have better figures if we knew who how many people were updating their system.
    64 bit Lucid Lynx flying on Core i7 Toshiba Qosmio X505

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    Re: Size of the ZA Community?

    I'm not a developer... but I try where I can to help people on the forums, and sometimes on IRC

    I am planning however to do a course in Linux Administration, Networking and Security.... as I Adore the OS. Then I plan on starting a business to help other businesses to make the SWITCH to a more cost effective system. Especially those that may need to upgrade to VISTA.

    Oh, hello !

    ^_^

    WW

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    Re: Size of the ZA Community?

    ahhh! Please don't use the V word!

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    Re: Size of the ZA Community?

    Well you can add me to that list your interested in, pulled down the server version and WOW we, taking into consideration i have only been at it for plus minus a month with very limited time to spend playing with Ubuntu and (Linux in general... yes i am a recovering Windows addict) but have seen the light brown glimmer of new age in open source !!!!!

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    Re: Size of the ZA Community?

    The community grew by two people this week

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    Re: Size of the ZA Community?

    A nice indication would be a merge of
    1. https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-za
    2. http://za.ubuntuforums.org
    3. https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-za (+-280 people)
    4. #ubuntu-za on irc.freenode.net


    In practice this is not possible. There was a thread started on the mailing list to try and get as accurate figures as possible for every one to try and join the launchpad group this is currently sitting on 69 active members. But the mailing list seems to have the most active portion of the community.
    Last edited by drubin; November 11th, 2008 at 10:49 AM.

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    Re: Size of the ZA Community?

    Hi everybody, well, the day finally happend, I'm throwing Windows out the window. After working 6months in a Unix enviroment, and going back to Windows enviroment, I've had it.
    Currently, I'm backing up my data (mostly music as I've only been working at the new location since Monday) and then I'm installing Ubuntu, SO, expect a few questions from me over the weekend if I struggle!

    Cheers!

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    Re: Size of the ZA Community?

    Quote Originally Posted by corrie206 View Post
    Hi everybody, well, the day finally happend, I'm throwing Windows out the window. After working 6months in a Unix enviroment, and going back to Windows enviroment, I've had it.
    Currently, I'm backing up my data (mostly music as I've only been working at the new location since Monday) and then I'm installing Ubuntu, SO, expect a few questions from me over the weekend if I struggle!

    Cheers!
    Hehehe what is what we are here for. The community is great it is what makes ubuntu one of the best OS's.

    Good luck and enjoy "fiddling"

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