[ubuntu-florida] Ubuntu on Central Florida cable news
gavin at gavinbaker.com
Mon Nov 19 02:16:33 GMT 2007
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If everyone likes this so much, maybe take a minute to write the station
and let them know you appreciate their coverage:
Casey Doran wrote:
> Ok, I officially have a new favorite news outlet. Dugg, dugg again, and
> dugg some more-funny, a few years back I got on this very same station
> as a "robotics expert" for answering a question at a FLL tournament.
> News like this, though rather roughly condensed, makes me happy inside.
> Here's to freedom of the press, huh?
> On Sun, 2007-11-18 at 19:58 -0500, David Grubnick wrote:
>> Best article this week.
>> Go Digg this.
>> Get it out there,
>> On Nov 18, 2007 7:17 PM, Andrew Watts <systemstalker at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Nov 18, 2007 2:36 PM, Gavin Baker <gavin at gavinbaker.com>
> Ubuntu -- The "Other" Windows
> Central Florida News 13
> November 16, 2007
>> Bill Gates will not like this -- it's the "other" version
>>> of Windows --
>> and it's free.
>> Kurt the Cyberguy shows us how people are avoiding Windows
>>> Vista with
>> an easy-to-operate, consumer-friendly alternative, called
>> An unexpected cat fight is about to happen in the tech
>>> world. You've
>> got this huge guy -- Bill Gates -- who for years has
>>> dominated the face
>> of computers with his Windows operating system.
>> From his creation, Microsoft, Gates has earned billions,
>>> and the one
>> guy shaking up his world -- aside from Steve Jobs from
>>> Apple, who
>> rattles "the Billster" -- is Mark Shuttleworth, the
>> billionaire who is going up against Gates in a software
>> "Which is: Install the very best of free software, make it
>> for the industry free of charge," Shuttleworth said.
>> Yes, Shuttleworth has made a free alternative to Windows.
>> "Ubuntu" software is based on something geeks know well,
>>> and now
>> everyday people will know better.
>> Kurt put this free version to the test on a desktop and
>>> laptop -- and
>> he said it works well.
>> With the ginormous size of Windows Vista, installations
>>> have been
>> plagued with questions.
>> "They are more confused and bewildered at it," one Geek
>> spokesman commented. "I think they've never been asked so
>> questions in their life."
>> Mention a simple and free alternative to the
>> Microsoft Windows, and Shuttleworth might be on to
>> "If you call your second cousin, who you know is a bit of
>>> a computer
>> guy, will he know about Linux?" Shuttleworth asked.
>> "Word's creeping out about Linux," the Geek Squad
>>> spokesman said.
>> "Don't put it away, because it's going to be there for a
>>> long time,
>> and it will eventually become mainstream enough that you
>>> will see it
>> in mainstream markets."
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