[Lubuntu-comms] Munich distributes Linux CDs to get people to ditch Windows XP

Nio Wiklund 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).

Best regards

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,
> Paul
> 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
>>> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2157233
>>> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2157233&page=2&p=12788404#post12788404
>>> Best regards
>>> Nio
>>> --
>>> Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-comms
>>> Post to     : lubuntu-comms at lists.launchpad.net
>>> Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-comms
>>> More help   : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp

More information about the Lubuntu-users mailing list