Imminent 14.04 release

Mike O'Donohue airurando at
Wed Apr 16 12:06:10 UTC 2014

Not left field at all Darren. Great idea and I totally agree that this 
release of of Ubuntu falls at a very interesting time with the cesation 
of support for Windows XP.  In the past I have approached the local 
chamber of commerce in my home town and a few town councillors but 
unfortunately I got nowhere.  I even spun the idea by the IT manager at 
work. I cited the great work done by a young team member in Co. Meath.

But alas still no bites (I am no salesmane)

I certainly think the time is right for interested team members to 
contact businesses and chamber of commerces that they may have contacts 
in to float the idea of Ubuntu 14.04 as a real, cost saving, alternative 
to upgrading windows.

If anyone wants DVDs for this or any other promotional idea they are 
more than welcome to them.



On 5/04/2014 09:42, Darren Bates wrote:
> Hey guys,
> This idea might be very left field, but how many business guys do we 
> know who might still be using Windows XP after the support ended?
> I don't know how we could get the DVD's into their hands, but it might 
> be good for them if they could see if their business could easily work 
> with Ubuntu in the future (with an emphasis on security).
> What do we think?
> Darren Bates
> Sent from my Moto G
> On 15 Apr 2014 02:12, "Mike O'Donohue" <airurando at 
> <mailto:airurando at>> wrote:
>     Hi all,
>     I know, and I very much regret that,  we let the recent Ubuntu
>     Global Jam pass us by but, on the plus side, we still have the
>     imminent 14.04 release to look forward to!!
>     As a currently verified LoCo we are very fortunate to receive some
>     install media for this LTS release.
>     Where would this be most effectively used?
>     2 thoughts come to mind (absolutely my own thoughts and very much
>     subject to LoCo members input):
>     1) I would suggest that we distribute this media to interested
>     Irish CoderDojos and Irish Mens Sheds.  My thinking behind this is
>     that we should distribute these DVDs through avenues where Ubuntu
>     is less likely to have been previously considered.
>     2) Members of  previous avenues considered for distribution
>     (predominately makerspaces and 3rd level colleges) clearly have
>     the the knowledge and broadband required to download the trusty
>     tahr release independently if so desired.
>     This is all about getting the DVDs into the hands of folks who
>     might not otherwise get them!
>     I'd welcome feedback on this.  I will be the humble point of
>     contact for the distribution of the media associated with this
>     release and, and as such, I remain very happy to receive ideas and
>     requests relating to our LoCos allocation.
>     Warm regards,
>     Mike O'Donohue
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