Kalpesh Thaker luminary06 at gmail.com
Tue May 6 13:35:41 BST 2008

Hey Jojo,
Thanks for joining!!

Guys, Jonathan is a very good friend of mine.. i worked with jonathan for 3
at logical solutions..and have seen his abilities... in my opinion he's the
perfect guy to help out with the tech support/mailing list support/general
end use assistance..
he's talented in loading drivers for hardware, troubleshooting issues
etc...he's been doing that for years.... so he can be a great help!

unfortunately i wouldnt count on logical solutions helping out too much with
the repo... i know from my own experiences that their not really interested
in the "community building" ideas. So dont count on them helping too
much.... their not the right people for this project.

In terms of logical solutions selling pc's with preloaded ubuntu.. well.. i
did try and push for this when i was managing their workshop...
unfortunately to say, logical solutions are just in it for the $$.... :)

We did try and push that all oem machines be loaded with open office as
realistically however only a few clients ever appreciated this... the rest
all fell back to
pirated copies of ms office...when they found that couldnt use open office
(typical customer ignorance to learn).

but i do think jonathan would be a great help to the zim ubuntu



On Tue, May 6, 2008 at 2:04 PM, Ganyani Khosa WebMail <khosag at hotmail.com>

>  Thanks Neil for your comments. See why we want you to Lead the Team!!
> Swift to respond, brilliant ideas, convincing suggestions. Wish I could rig
> the vote.
> Jonathan, please consider the request for the Hard Drive seriously. I
> think it would be in the best interest of Logical Solutions to consider
> helping  in these early stages of this project which I see grow very fast in
> the next few months. Whoever embraces this concept we are building (not
> trying to build) stands to win in the true win-win spirit.
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Neil Coetzer <ncoetzer at halsteds.co.zw>
> *To:* ubuntu-zw <ubuntu-zw at lists.ubuntu.com>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, May 06, 2008 12:53 PM
> *Subject:* Re: hi
> Hi Jonathan,
> Thanks for the introduction. That is definitely good news! As a company,
> Halsteds for one would be very interested in pre-loaded Ubuntu machines,
> although I'm pushing more for brandname machines and trying to steer away
> from clones. One of the long-term plans of Ubuntu Zim is to establish a list
> of local Ubuntu-friendly hardware suppliers.
> One of the biggest issues non-technical users face when switching to any
> Linux distro, is hardware drivers. What we would be aiming for eventually is
> hardware suppliers who can do all the necessary homework, and tell a client
> straight away that the machine is 100% Linux/Ubuntu compatible. For example,
> when looking at wireless adapters, it is currently up to the client to
> determine if Linux drivers are available, which in most cases they don't do.
> They then get the adapter and struggle to get it working. Or they buy a new
> PC and suddenly discover that their graphics adapter doesn't handle desktop
> effects. If in the long run, suppliers were willing to do all the background
> checks to ensure that hardware is compatible, I'm sure Ubuntu Zim would be
> happy to endorse them (hence a win-win situation). Obviously at this point
> there are relatively few people who would take Linux over Windoze, simply
> because they don't know enough about it, but that's one of the things we're
> hoping to change :)
> As you might have gathered from the discussions on this list, we're still
> looking for a minimum of a 500Gb IDE hard drive for the repo mirror. I have
> spoken to Virtual Computers and they would consider "chipping in" if other
> suppliers could also help out. Would there be any hope of assistance from
> Logical Solutions?
> Cheers,
> Neil
> On Tue, 2008-05-06 at 09:42 +0200, jonathan wrote:
> Hello all names Jonathan Hopley and I work for Logical Solutions.I have managed to persuade our company to sell some machines with open office when machine comes with no software.Hopefully will sometime will be able to convince them at some stage to sell ubuntu on clone machines.My knowledge is basic with ubuntu but whatever I learn am willing to share to help grow ubuntu in zim.Thanks to kalpesh at Yoafrica we now have a mirror for ubuntu downloads.
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