[ubuntu-studio-devel] Would Ubuntu Studio Team be Interested in Partnering with New England Conservatory?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sat Jul 9 10:10:57 UTC 2016

On Sat, 09 Jul 2016 11:06:25 +0200, Set Hallstrom wrote:
> [snip]
>Afaik, ubuntu studio has no tools for video conference available. 
> [snip]
>However, hangouts or skype are no options.

Hi Jimmy,

I don't know if "video conference" could be done with open source. I'm
not a friend of Google, but since it's a giant search engine, it could
be helpful to get more information. There are explanations, how to
install Skype, but the ethics link might explain, why Skype likely is
no option. Audio conference seems to be possible with Ubuntu and perhaps
"video chat" means that a video conference is also possible, but
perhaps it only means that two ports and not a group can use it.

A few links I didn't completely read, so they might or might not be


Conferences could be an issue, not only regarding different time zones.
If people are willing to spend time on a video conference, first have a
longer test conference with friends, to ensure that there will be no

If you can't present at least one Ubuntu Studio computer that runs
trouble-free, you leave a bad impression.

Consider to set up a long time tested stable workstation with Ubuntu
Studio for all tasks that are wanted. To get help with this join the
appropriate mailing lists.

This list and
https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-studio-users are good,
but als consider to get help from


and assumed you're using Xfce, I guess it's still the default desktop
environmentfor Ubuntu Studio, also consider to join


For learning purpose also consider to at least install a backup of your
install as a virtualbox guest and test upgrades, especially release
upgrades. Also check backwards compatibility of data, after using
copies of data with new software versions. Linux usually is the better
choice, but it isn't without pitfalls. If you want convince somebody to
use Ubuntu Studio, you should be able to avoid and resolve issues. Be
careful to change anything within a school year, better test it during


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