Fwd: August 2 in Cambridge, MA: Ubuntu Massachusetts Fourth : Exploration Ubuntu
yuriy-kozlov at kubuntu.org
Mon Jul 21 18:12:03 BST 2008
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From: Mike Rushton <leftyfb at ubuntu.com>
Date: Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 12:58 PM
Subject: August 2 in Cambridge, MA: Ubuntu Massachusetts Fourth :
To: Ubuntu-ma <ubuntu-us-ma at lists.ubuntu.com>
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"You'd be surprised at the number of folks who see Linux as the
operating system of choice now."
~ -Mel King, Director, South End Technical Center
PRESS RELEASE—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Boston, Mass., July 17, 2008—The Ubuntu Massachusetts Local Community
Team is a group of volunteers and activists organized around the
open-source Ubuntu operating system, often called "Linux for human
beings." The team advocates digital rights and freedom, and promotes
Ubuntu use to achieve this.
They have been working with the South End Technical Center since January
2008, installing Ubuntu on center and user machines and providing weekly
training sessions for experienced and novice users alike. On August 2nd
the group will be hosting their fourth free Exploration Ubuntu event to
demonstrate what this easy-to-use Linux system has to offer.
What is Ubuntu?
For some Celtics fans, Ubuntu may just be a rallying cheer, but those in
the know recognize it as a word from several African languages that
roughly translates to "I am what I am because of who we all are." Ubuntu
is about community. The Ubuntu operating system is a community-developed
version of the Linux operating system; it exists because of, and is
supported by, a global community.
Exploration Ubuntu provides the "u" in the community with the
opportunity to see what this free operating system, and the local group
supporting it, has to offer. Come see it in action and talk with people
to find out if it's right for you. Curious but not ready to take the
plunge? The Ubuntu Massachusetts Local Community Team offers free Live
CDs that will let you try the system at home without installing it and
without removing your current operating system. Ready to switch? Bring
your desktop or laptop machine in and they'll get you up and running.
Ubuntu is great for older machines too. There are several versions
available to suit most computers and users' needs. Plus, it comes with a
variety for free tools like Open Office (compatible with MS Office) and
the Firefox web browser already installed.
Exploration Ubuntu will be held Saturday August 2nd, from 10am to 5pm at
the MIT Media Lab, 20 Ames St, Cambridge, MA. Contact event coordinator
Mike Rushton (leftyfb at ubuntu.com), or visit http://ubuntu-ma.us for more
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