[Ubuntu-be] New Hardware

Jan Bongaerts jbongaerts at gmail.com
Sat Mar 10 13:39:27 UTC 2012

Great stuff! Another step closer to Shuttleworth's target of 200M.
Do you have manuals? There's still that course I sent you, but I guess
that's too basic for this group.
If you need help translating into Dutch, I can do a chapter or two...


On 10 March 2012 11:32, Wouter Vandenneucker <woutervddn at gmail.com> wrote:

> Edit: I was to optimistic, turns out the manual only needs to be in French
> and Dutch.. :D
> 2012/3/10 Wouter Vandenneucker <woutervddn at gmail.com>
>> Hi guys
>> A while ago I told on the meeting that the company where my father works
>> is going to change their hardware. Employees can ask to keep their pc, but
>> those that don't go away (most likely almost al of them) are ours to keep.
>> We are as a matter of fact the only organization who asked to get some of
>> these computers. My initial request was 20 PC's and a couple of Laptops for
>> Ubuntu-be, but that was only a target number. The IT guy told us that we
>> might even get some more out of it. Although this last fact remains
>> uncertain, we can be certain that we'll have some hardware.
>> All computers come with 2 TFT screens (according to my dad either 17,4"
>> or 19"), the screens are adjustable in height and can rotate to have a
>> portrait instead of a landscape setup.
>> But there is some good and some bad news to it. The bad news is that
>> there is a condition!
>> The good news is that the condition is that we need to provide them with
>> an Installable Ubuntu USB stick and a user manual (preferably in 4
>> Languages). This is because all computers, even those that don't come with
>> us, are going to be running Ubuntu when they leave the office. Every
>> employee who takes one of those computers will receive a printed manual..
>> ;-)
>> It didn't look like a bad deal to me. :p
>> So I said we could live with that! ;-)
>> I'll keep you all posted!
>> Latest news I got was that their new servers where slightly delayed and
>> the new laptops need to be configured to automatically connect etc.. The
>> guy told my dad that he was expecting our first computers to leave
>> somewhere in may and the last somewhere in June. (which is worse that the
>> initial April estimate but better than the in between August estimate...)
>> Kind regards
>> Wouter Vandenneucker
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