When Vellore woke up for Ubuntu

ம. ஸ்ரீ ராமதாஸ்|Sri Ramadoss M amachu at ubuntu.com
Sat Dec 27 01:59:48 GMT 2008

Dec 21, 2008. The IT Association of  Vellore(1), the fort City of Tamilnadu,
had organized a day of 'Ubuntu Dawn' for its members and general public on
at Hotel Aavana Inn, Vellore. More than forty people from Vellore, Aarani
and other places of Vellore district got benefitted as a result of this

Different modes of Ubuntu installation, Package handling techniques, Tamil
features in Ubuntu, Fonts installation, Installation of Windows based
applications using Wine were among various topics covered at the event.

While the proprietary accounting application Tally (commonly Used in India
for Accounting) got installed and ran successfully using Wine, it was
suggested by Ubuntu Tamil Team that, as a first Step, the resellers and
users of Tally Solutions, compel the Tally Corporation to provide them a
debian binary also(1).

We expressed hope that alternatives are being looked at by the Community and
soon a Free Software replacement would emerge for Tally. A handbook on
Ubuntu Basics was also provided(2).

Siva and Sri Ramadoss from Ubuntu Tamil Team conducted the event. We thank
Sairam, other office bearers and members of Vellore IT association for
providing us with this oppurtunity. This is the fourth event of similar kind
Ubuntu Tamil Team has conducted, since we called out Public to host such
events in their localities, just after the release of Intrepid Ibex.

Related blog:

(1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vellore
(2) Ubuntu Tamil Team also requests, if you are an existing User of Tally,
to compel Tally Solutions to provide a debian installable for its releases.
You can write to support at tallysolutions.com. Website:
(3) http://ubuntu-tam.org/avanam/nigazhchi/2008/dec/vellore/


Sri Ramadoss M
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