[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu spotting
whoredom at gmail.com
whoredom at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 00:06:08 GMT 2008
I have had a few spottings, of which I have photographic evidence (though
not to hand).
The first was a internet cafe in Palmers Green (North London) which had all
but one computer running Debian with KDE in some sort of custom
distribution. They were using some KDE app to manage the ID numbers
customers were given that would keep track of how long they had left.
The second was quite recent - in the Maplin electronics store just beside
Oxford Circus (London) their computer upstairs was running Fedora Core 8.
On 26/02/2008, Thomas Ibbotson <thomas.ibbotson at gmail.com> wrote:
> While wandering down one of the corridors near my lab the other day, one
> of the lab doors was open, revealing a monitor with the Ubuntu login
> screen peering out into the world. It made me smile at least. Quite a
> while ago we were giving our end of 1st year presentations and one guy
> plugged his laptop into the projector to reveal an ubuntu desktop. (If
> only I could get my dual monitor set up working smoothly...)
> Josh Blacker wrote:
> > Alan Pope wrote:
> >> I'm thinking about starting a new sport called Ubuntu Spotting. Using
> >> keen eye, look out for indications of Ubuntu use in every day life.
> >> are awarded for spotting:-
> >> * Machines running Ubuntu
> >> * Articles about Ubuntu in mainstream press
> >> * Official Ubuntu "shipit" CDs
> >> * Overhearing people talking about Ubuntu
> >> * Spotting references to Ubuntu on other peoples computers
> >> * (suggestions?)
> >> Of course points can only be awarded if you happened upon these things,
> >> not if you personally influenced their use or placement. I guess many
> of us
> >> play this game subconciously really, but I think we should be more
> active in
> >> this sport, and promote its play.
> >> I had one of these today..
> >> I got called into a workshop style meeting at $work where a
> >> from $large_software_vendor came in to talk about their
> >> He put up his laptop PC on the projector and in amongst the mess of
> icons on
> >> his Windows XP desktop I spotted an Ubuntu ISO image.
> >> Probably not worth many points in this game, but still, a spot is a
> >> "Have you spotted today?"
> >> Cheers,
> >> Al.
> > Can we get half-points for general linux spots? I've seen an eee around
> > uni somewhere, not sure if it was just running xandros or not.
> > Josh
> ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
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