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Postby charizan » Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:06 am

Hello everyone! I've read today in TechRepublic an article from Jack Wallen, titled "A Linux for everyone (and everything)!". You can find the original article
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Now my suggestion is, why we don't try to create a DVD based on Ubuntu with only the tools and applications that most people will use, along with a preconfigured version of Wine so that they can install their Windows applications?

I would really like to hear your opinions and comments! :)
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Re: Community project suggestion

Postby theo » Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:47 am

I think this is what we have been doing before every event.

Now the phrase "with only the tools and applications that most people will use" depends on the target audience. If you are giving DVD in a University you are expected to include relevant applications.

Cedega and Crossover that the author mentions are closed source apps that we cannot distribute legally. But I have the feeling that the newest version of wine supports the apps run by these commercial variants with some tweaking.
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Re: Community project suggestion

Postby charizan » Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:14 am

i know that it depends from the target audience...but some are just universal...like web browser, mail client etc!
yes Cedega and Crossover will be a problem....then wine!
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Re: Community project suggestion

Postby theo » Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:04 am

I am in. We need to decide about the list of relevant software. Also are we going to keep the default theme or are we going to do some customization?
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Re: Community project suggestion

Postby medigeek » Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:48 pm

How about promoting already available remixed distros? :)
- http://pinguy-os.sourceforge.net/
- http://monomaxos.com/

On the other hand:
* If you need any help with backgrounds, I'm in!!
* I will also see if I can gather a list of packages. How about we use etherpad page? http://www.ietherpad.com/MqlxJ1bllE (No account required!)
The purpose of ietherpad is to quickly make a list of packages that we could add to the disc. In case you want to see the history click "saved revisions".
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Re: Community project suggestion

Postby theo » Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:00 am

These Ubuntu derivatives pop up like mushrooms! :)

I think we should not deviate from the Ubuntu brand name because all these different distros and names cause confusion to the users in the end.
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Re: Community project suggestion

Postby charizan » Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:53 am

Theo , Savva, first of all i respect ur enthusiasm!!
but i think that we should wait for a response from the others too.

as for the promotion, it will be good if we gather some money , buy some blank dvd's or cd's copy them properly and print on them. And after that share them to EVERYONE!!!!
I remember some years ago when i was in greece one of the linux communities over there did the exact same thing! Next day i was hearing people talking about open office and the free software that they acquire for free!!!

also another thing that a newspaper did in greece again about 5-6 years ago, along with the newspaper they had a copy of Open Office! Again few days later you could see installations of open office here and there!

Again i think that we can pull out smth, we can just gather some money, contact Politis, since they helped us at the past with the letter to the Ministry of Education, and share the software to as many as possible!
Probably we can contact Oracle or Ubuntu if we go with this idea!!!!
What do you think guys???
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Re: Community project suggestion

Postby theo » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:30 pm

Did someone say "Oracle" ? :evil:
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Re: Community project suggestion

Postby demas » Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:56 am

charizan wrote:Again i think that we can pull out smth, we can just gather some money, contact Politis, since they helped us at the past with the letter to the Ministry of Education, and share the software to as many as possible!
Probably we can contact Oracle or Ubuntu if we go with this idea!!!!
What do you think guys???
Well I think that nobody would respond to help us so...Not even Politis. :cry:
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Re: Community project suggestion

Postby charizan » Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:32 am

demas wrote:Well I think that nobody would respond to help us so...Not even Politis. :cry:


why?
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