[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu spotting

Farran fazzy.baboon at ntlworld.com
Sat Mar 1 18:31:43 GMT 2008

On Tue, 2008-02-26 at 18:53 +0000, Alan Pope wrote:

> I'm thinking about starting a new sport called Ubuntu Spotting. Using your 
> keen eye, look out for indications of Ubuntu use in every day life. Points 
> 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, and 
> 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 representative 
> from $large_software_vendor came in to talk about their $fantastic_product. 
> 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 spot!
> "Have you spotted today?"
> Cheers,
> Al.

I was looking through a Novatech leaflet/magaziney thing (where they
advertise all their new pcs) about 2 years ago and one of the monitors
had a modified Ubuntu desktop... could've just been gnome, but it had
the panel at the top and bottom of the screen and I don't think all
gnome dists have that as default do they? 
I like to think it was Ubuntu, cos that was when I was just getting into
Linux etc. Does that count? It was a long time ago :D

Farran Lee
I'm only 15 :-P
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