[ubuntu-in] Member Introduction

Ramnarayan.K ramnarayan.k at gmail.com
Tue Nov 30 12:51:53 GMT 2010

On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 12:10 PM, James Sebastian
<james.sebastian at gmail.com> wrote:
> She is
> a senior doctor and enthused by Ubuntu while at Manali, but struggling to
> keep that enthusiasm while in Delhi.

I understand this problem of support. And am quite curious to know
what the result will be, because, as has been discussed, this is
lacunae of Linux on desktops and a very good opportunity as well.

Second ,what kind of support would the Dr be requiring. If its a data
card and the details are posted online the solution could be kept
ready for whoever needs to do the job. From what i know most of the
recent and some of the older data cards are all easily supported. And
in some versions of Ubuntu - depending on how its tweaked the data
cards work by just adding them in the network manager applet
(something that not even wincedows has been able to achieve).

Third is the Dr is looking for more support , than just the data card.
If so there may be more takers. I know of some people who are not on
the Ubuntu list but who would be willing.

As a caveat i would like to say that for new users without the
friendly neighborhood pirate to solve all problems it does become
difficult for a lone user to start off and maintain Linux and as James
says to keep the enthu up. New users need two things - one initial big
introduction to Linux (and a good installation with all the bells and
whistles)  and then a steady dose of booster shots. Those who are not
upto maintaining and installing need booster + doses.

I would have said that the Dr should attend a Ubuntu L"UGH" meet but
for most part i think its really the hard core linux types who land up
and sometimes this can be very very intimidating.

LUG's would be a great place to get help and make friends who can
connect the Dr to the right people for serious long term support.


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