ubuntu-ca Digest, Vol 8, Issue 5
be_a_sport at rogers.com
Mon Nov 7 22:28:41 UTC 2005
I couldn't agree with you more.
Lino Martin Ramirez wrote:
>I guess that we need to push harder in promoting Ubuntu. I just
>started using it, by the way. Other than problems with my wireless
>card everything else is working fine. So, I also have very high hopes
>for this Distribution.
>About Canada, we have to figure out a way of convincing people that
>Linux (and Ubuntu in particular) is a valid alternative to Windows.
>The other day, I was talking with one classmate (I am going to the
>University of Alberta). He was saying that he do not use Linux because
>it is too hard for him to use. Moreover, he thinks that because there
>are many versions (he meant distributions) available, it is hard for a
>person to decide which one to use and whether they are compatible...
>Well, the moral of the story is that we have to work hard to make it
>usable for a 2 year old so nobody can complaint.
>Moreover, we have to make our politicians aware that switching to and
>promoting Open Source software is necessary to:
>* save in operating cost (so the government Canada do not have to pay
>huge amounts of $ in proprietary software)
>* promote small businesses dedicated to develop and support open
>source development (creating jobs)
>* stay competitive in the global market (China uses Linux and Latin
>America is following closely)
>Well, I have to go. But I will certainly continue with the thread some
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