[Lubuntu-comms] Munich distributes Linux CDs to get people to ditch Windows XP
nio.wiklund at gmail.com
Sun Sep 15 15:56:08 UTC 2013
I agree :-)
It's a good idea to make some Lubuntu install CDs to distribute for a
reasonable price. By the way, is it too expensive to send CDs world-wide?
It might also be a good idea to offer 'One Button Installer USB
pendrives' filled with some suitable Lubuntu and maybe other Ubuntu
based tarballs, 4GB, 8GB and 16GB. A 16GB pendrive has space enough for
all tarballs of the OBI (today). Future tarballs may be tweaked for
national markets (OEM install with the proper language etc).
On 2013-09-15 17:40, Paul Sutton wrote:
> Resending this as I just clicked reply and by default doing that the
> mail gets sent to the original poster rather than the list
> It would be really handy to be able to get some Lubuntu pressed cd's
> cheaply, I know canonical sell 5 ubunty cd's for £5 but I can buy a 50
> blank dvd's for that, it would be nice to be able to simply buy say 25
> properly pressed cd's for a reasonable price, proper printed cd's etc.,
> Ideally in the UK.
> Maybe for Lubuntu 13.10 this could be possible. ?
> Would be ideal for events etc, it would also look professional,
> On 14/09/13 20:49, Jackson Doak wrote:
>> I personally think canonical are doing the wrong thing, especially
>> since lubuntu would work on macs too. I don't think i've every seen
>> ubuntu working well on an old PC.
>> On Sat, Sep 14, 2013 at 9:18 PM, Nio Wiklund <nio.wiklund at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi everybody!
>>> The original suggestion was to use Lubuntu, which suits very well for
>>> ageing Windows XP computers and their users. But Canonical staff decided
>>> to supply Ubuntu instead. I think the reason is that there is no LTS
>>> version of Lubuntu, and nine months is way too short life-time for the
>>> München project.
>>> Unfortunately standard Ubuntu has too big foot-print for many of the
>>> ageing XP computers. If Precise Gnome Classic Tweaks had been delivered
>>> (as a tweaked respin), the chance of success would have been much
>>> greater (it allows switching between a good desktop environment for old
>>> computers and the modern Unity for newer computers).
>>> The One Button Installer is made for similar situations, to replace
>>> Windows XP, but there is an important difference. It is intended for USB
>>> pendrives, and cannot be mass-distributed as boot CDs. A user should
>>> download the image file and flash it to a pendrive, which can be used by
>>> several people in the neighbourhood. Precise Gnome Classic Tweaks as
>>> well as Lubuntu and several other versions, flavours and respins of
>>> Ubuntu are available as tarballs (compressed tar files).
>>> See this thread in the Ubuntu Forums and a direct link to a recent post
>>> Best regards
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