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Ubuntu Group in Nagpur/Maharashtra
Posted October 2nd, 2010 - 12:05 am by from Nagpur, India (Permalink)
I want to learn/discover/make Ubuntu a popular/alternate OS in Nagpur n Surrounding area. Got any idea how to collect like minded people in our town?

contact me on +919422820410.

Posted October 4th, 2010 - 9:27 am by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)
Hi Vijay,
what about something simple as giving people a presentation and demonstration of the advantages of Ubuntu?

For everyone:

>> easy installation, works out of the box on most common hardware (no messing with device drivers)
>> the system runs on a rather minimal hardware configuration
>> easy to use/customizable interface
>> comes with a bunch of free software
>> the system itself is free
For advanced users:

>> the system is a lot more stable than most windows boxes
>> run a professional-grade server environment (web-, file-, etc.) that handles and serves almost any other operating system and networking technology
>> the system is a LOT more secure than windows (provided you set it up properly) due to the design of the operating system and the lack of viruses for it
>> the system can be fully customized to the last bit
>> it hold easy access to free professional-grade tools like programming environments (C, C++, Python, Perl, Ruby, etc.)

Maybe, for a demonstration, find some good and interesting applications/features that can be truly of use to people (Skype, remote desktop, networking, Gimp, OpenOffice, etc.)
Also, give them a little eyecandy to lighten up the whole thing (Compiz, Cairo-dock, widgets and the like)

I'm a media designer and I have been using Ubuntu for some years now. I use Ubuntu exclusively for my work and would be happy to give you some feedback if you want to make a presentation/demonstration.

Greetings Jakob Dunning

Posted October 4th, 2010 - 3:34 pm from Oslo, Norway
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