Imminent 14.04 release
tdr112 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 16 13:16:59 UTC 2014
I would live 10 or so for TOG, just to remind people that the new
version is out.
Good idea hitting up the coderdojos and Mensheds.
Darren, I would have no idea how to get the word out to these business people.
On 16 April 2014 13:06, Mike O'Donohue <airurando at eircom.net> wrote:
> 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
> 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 eircom.net> 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
>> 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
>> Warm regards,
>> Mike O'Donohue
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