New Programs for Hardy?

Jan Claeys lists at
Sat Dec 8 03:05:07 GMT 2007

Op vrijdag 07-12-2007 om 18:07 uur [tijdzone +0000], schreef Matt
> On Fri, Dec 07, 2007 at 05:57:40PM +0000, David Gerard wrote:
> > On 07/12/2007, Matt Zimmerman <mdz at> wrote:
> >> It happens that there is a large overlap between people who want to install
> >> Ubuntu and people who want to introduce others to free software.  For those
> >> friends who aren't quite ready to switch operating systems yet, a couple of
> >> free programs for Windows can be just the thing to give them a taste.
> > 
> > Oh, definitely. However, it may be worth making that a separate CD (a
> > variant of the Open CD could definitely be brought back in-house) so
> > you could fit stuff like OpenOffice on it.
> Of course, there are other ways to get at this.  It's just that many more
> folks have an Ubuntu CD at hand than an Open CD.
> For what it's worth, I agree that having to strip this down to a small
> subset, which is getting a bit old, may have now rendered it obsolete, and
> I'm not against removing it in favour of, say, expanded local language
> support.

FWIW, we've been thinking about creating a "Belgian" install CD that
includes *complete* support for all Belgian languages and some
Belgian-specific software (e.g. the electronic ID-card software).

My idea was to remove the Windows software in favour of this (but maybe
have a better & more localized explanation of open source & where to
find it).

I don't know anybody in Belgium who ever used the Windows software on
the official disks (and some people were actually confused by it).

Jan Claeys

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