[ubuntu-in] Ubuntu India Distribution

Anand Chitipothu anandology at gmail.com
Tue Jan 27 03:17:05 GMT 2009

> ok if one of your target audience really want to compare windows and Ubuntu
> - give them two machines and basic set of instructions and ask them to
> install either OS- or maybe do an install with them - look at the number of
> cd's / dvd's that windows needs - for every piece of software they need one
> mpore disc - and we have not go to the stage of drivers as yet - which in
> windows are as much if nor more of a pain

That is not a fair comparison.
They are using windows from quite some time and they know how to solve
their problems.
Even if they can't solve their problems they can call some local
expert or take the machine to a nearby town.

Most of the time, the number of CDs required for installing windows is
2. One for windows itself and another for all the other software they

>> For ubuntu to be popular at that scale (atleast reach people at that
>> level), it should be possible to use system without internet
>> connection.
> It is , if you know how and get in touch with more users and get the right
> info. Right now there are more users of windows and hence it seems that
> everything is easy but thats not really the case - the heartburn and worries
> that virus' and worms cause cannot compare to the peace of mind linux users
> have.

There is always resistance to change and I'm just trying to reduce the
resistance by making that process easier.

> However i would like to say
> 1. Don't compare pirated windows with Ubuntu - ethically for a school it
> sucks and they should know it - buying pirated software to teach kids thats
> not on.

I'm taking about the *real world*.

> 2. Do you and the school have a clear reason for ubuntu - if so what is it -
> make sure everybody understands - changing over to ubuntu will not be pain
> free there will be some grief - even in the long run , however if your
> reasons are clear then the grief will be tolerable and even acceptable

Many teachers are ready for the switch, only if the installation
process is easier.

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