Ubuntu-au Obsolete? or needing a revamp?

db db.pub.mail at gmail.com
Sat Sep 5 03:47:11 BST 2009

Why would ubuntu-au be obsolete ?

Ubuntu is the friendly / linux for "human beings". It is just gaining
popularity. The issue really is that no one is available to ensure
that ubuntu au is up for newbis to find really. I think ubuntu (the
main site) was pushing people towards their loco's sites when download
cds at one stage. However, a lot of people who are now using ubuntu
just want to do that ... use something that works for them. They may
not be geeky enough. However, when issues arise they do need support
and i think that ubuntu-au on irc or mailing lists may be able to
point them at the solution or some one who can help them.

For most cases the people using ubuntu seem to be fine with using
google to find their answers. While this works, there is some bad
advice out there.

I should also note there are a lot of people using ubuntu or linux in
sydney who do not attend slug (in Sydney), they don't feel the need to
attend slug. Slug is not representative of the entire linux community
in sydney. A lot of my friends i know may use linux or have used it /
use it on the side with everything else. A lot of people are also not
aware of their lug. I think promoting further awareness of lugs would
be a good move for all distributions.

If there are good talks and people there, then the lug should be a
success. Ubuntu linux, isn't just an operating system it is a

Thank you.

2009/9/4 Dale <quail.linux at gmail.com>:
> Hi Dean,
> I gather you are referring to IRC, if so.
> Server: irc.freenode.net
> Channel: #ubuntu-au
> There is also a general chat channel too on the freenode server
> Channel: #ubuntu-au-chat
> Regards
> Dale
> 2009/9/4 dean <deanubuntu at gmail.com>:
>> Is there an Australian LoCo irc channel?
>> Regards
>> Dean
>> Dale wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I am from Adelaide, and for me to getting to physical meetings it
>>> about a 80Km round trip, and when I move soon to the other side of
>>> town to the country it going to be a ~100Km round, hence this makes it
>>> hard to do meetings.  Also at the new place I will not be on the
>>> internet as often as I will be connected via GSM as there no ADSL up
>>> there at the moment.
>>> At the moment I try my best to help out on IRC and the mailing list
>>> when possible.  To the point of using facebook / twitter etc, they
>>> sound good and all but some of use may / will not probably wish to use
>>> them services.  I think the best thing to maybe do is promote the use
>>> of the mail list and IRC channel(s) more for people to use, and keep
>>> the confusion to a minimum for everyone.
>>> my 2 cents worth
>>> Regards
>>> Dale
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