[Ubuntu-AE] Long but interesting read

Sofian Rahmani sofiankrt at gmail.com
Sun Mar 9 12:43:07 GMT 2008

Wow, that was quick! 3 replies in half an hour!
How many people are in this mailing list?
Hmm... I might be able to organize something at the Cultural Foundation. I
have many friends there! Perhaps we might bring some Ubuntu CD's and give
them out? Even a lecture, perhaps? I'm going there today actually. How many
people do you expect will show up?

On Sun, Mar 9, 2008 at 4:31 PM, Brad Campbell <brad at wasp.net.au> wrote:

> Akshay Lamba wrote:
> > Hi Sofian,
> >
> > Welcome to ubuntu! There are quite a few users in UAE that I'm aware off
> > though dont have any indicative numbers. I've surely seen much more
> > server based implementations than desktop implementations of linux, but
> > looks like we're getting there slow and steady.
> >
> > There is a LUG (Linux User Group) also in Dubai, they do meet off and
> > on, though I don't think they've met in quite a while. If there's enough
> > numbers on this list and a volunteer to help set something up then we
> > can surely give it a shot. I'm happy to volunteer my home @ arabian
> > ranches as a venue.
> We used to meet monthly, but as most of the meets involved a bar, beer or
> a pakistani restaurant
> there used to be between 5 and me as the usual turn out. Great fun when it
> happened though.
> I'd be happy to get together for a monthly meet somewhere, it's usually a
> laugh at worst and
> educational at best.
> Oh, and I'm relatively new to Ubuntu, having my first install being
> 6.06LTS when it was released,
> but I've been using Debian for a few years now. I use Ubuntu exclusively
> on my Laptop (6.06LTS
> heavily patched) - Desktop (7.10 Dual boot with MacOS but very rarely in
> MacOS) - Spare Laptop
> (8.04) - Co-Lo Servers (6.06 LTS-Server). Other machines around the house
> all run Debian (Servers,
> NAS, TV, Stereo) and a few mix and match variants of Familiar, Angstrom
> and dd-wrt (3 iPAQ, Linksys
> WRT54GL and Buffalo WHR-G54S).
> I do have an iPAQ that runs windows, though I only use it as a bootloader
> for Linux with HaRET, and
> my TV box boots into DOS 6.2 on a USB keystick to run loadlin and load
> linux.
> I do have a Windows install in Virtualbox on my Desktop that I use for
> Microcontroller fiddling and
> AutoCAD as required.
> Now I've typed that all out, it's pretty scary really!
> I do actually own a device that has it's original OS on it (actually 3)..
> My Treo(s) 680 still runs
> PalmOS.. but it's only a matter of time I tell you!
> Brad
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Best wishes,
Linux user
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