[ubuntu-za] Official Intrepid CDs available
ptpare at lantic.net
Thu Feb 5 21:51:47 GMT 2009
Why not ask Incredible Connection stores and Computer Corporation stores
to stock a couple of dozen copies each and sell them at a nominal price
of R10 each? This will give you some idea of the demand for them as well
as letting the average computer used be exposed to them.
What would be even better though would be to sell localised versions of
Ubuntu DVD's that contain all the medibuntu software as well as Wine.
Someone on this list mentioned a few months back that he had produced
such a compilation with a professional looking cover. Having an updated
version of Wine available means that you will be able to tap into the
Windows gaming market as well.
If the DVD is a live DVD together with Evolution for Windows then you
will be able to allow people to experience open source software and
overcome what used to be a large objection to the lack of an integrated
Office application like Outlook.
Morgan Collett wrote:
> I got a box of a few hundred Intrepid CDs for Ubuntu-ZA. We need to
> find a way to distribute these efficiently.
> I've sent about half of them to Joburg with Jonathan Carter.
> They are mainly Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop CDs, with some Kubuntu, some
> Server Edition and a handful of Server Edition 64 bit. There are no
> Desktop 64 bit CDs this time. I still have some Hardy 8.04 LTS Ubuntu
> Desktop CDs which I'll include as well.
> I think these are ideal for handing out to people interested in
> Ubuntu, since they look nice, are mainly suitable for new installs,
> and of course most of us upgraded ASAP when Intrepid came out...
> I'd like to split up the ones I have and send a box to someone in the
> Cape Town southern suburbs, and Jonathan can do likewise. We can
> distribute them further, so if you want say 20 CDs then speak up and
> we can further divide them up.
> If you're somewhere else in the country and think you can hand out 20
> or more CDs, speak up and one of us can send you some.
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