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    Provincial govt in Pakistan distributes 125,000 ubuntu laptops

    In Punjab government distributes 125,000 laptops based on ubuntu . It has plan to distribute 175,000 more similar laptops in year .
    The original plan was to distribute laptops without any OS . I wrote to authorties to
    Install ubuntu and informed them it is free (I am not sure if it was the reason but they opt ubuntu )
    Now these laptops are given to very talented students .Once I was complaining being lonely as ubuntu user now imagine my university which has 24,000 students and literally everybody is carrying an ubuntu laptop
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    Re: Provincial govt in Pakistan distributes 125,000 ubuntu laptops

    Thanks for the post - I was able to turn up a couple link for more info:

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/338373/l...r-the-country/
    http://www.dawn.com/2012/03/31/lapto...g-classes.html

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    Re: Provincial govt in Pakistan distributes 125,000 ubuntu laptops

    Er...WOW!

    /is seriously impressed with Asifnaz!
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    Re: Provincial govt in Pakistan distributes 125,000 ubuntu laptops

    Hello asifnaz and all

    Thats impressive!

    Those people are going to need a bit of help getting the most out of their laptops, so you could be doing some coaching soon!

    http://ubuntu-manual.org/downloads

    if English is any good. There is also an Arabic version for 10.04

    http://ubuntu-manual.org/?lang=ar

    The Ubuntu team provide manuals for 10.04 (two versions) and 11.10.

    Any idea about machine specs?
    Last edited by keithpeter; April 3rd, 2012 at 07:15 PM. Reason: Arabic version of ubuntu manual

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    Re: Provincial govt in Pakistan distributes 125,000 ubuntu laptops

    Quote Originally Posted by BigSilly View Post
    Er...WOW!

    /is seriously impressed with Asifnaz!
    +1, very impressive Asifnaz.

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    Re: Provincial govt in Pakistan distributes 125,000 ubuntu laptops

    Quote Originally Posted by keithpeter View Post



    http://ubuntu-manual.org/downloads

    if English is any good. There is also an Arabic version for 10.04
    unless i am much mistaken, Urdu is much more used that Arabic
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    Re: Provincial govt in Pakistan distributes 125,000 ubuntu laptops

    Nice! I'm glad people are getting good service from Ubuntu

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    Smile Re: Provincial govt in Pakistan distributes 125,000 ubuntu laptops

    Wow! These are quite an impressive numbers...
    I wish such things happened also here in Eastern Europe... But here most of the governments are bound to Windows and Open Source is quite week in the public sector. Which is pity, but it's the way it is...
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    Re: Provincial govt in Pakistan distributes 125,000 ubuntu laptops

    from what is being posted in various areas it seems that the fact that they have Ubuntu (10.10) installed,which support for ends this month was not necessarily the best way to get Ubuntu to the masses.....


    http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012...scheme-a-scam/

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    Re: Provincial govt in Pakistan distributes 125,000 ubuntu laptops

    That is absolutely fantastic! I'm glad to see FL/OSS making an impact.

    [wishful-thinking]Now if only something similar would happen in the US...[/wishful-thinking]

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