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October 21, 2006

Kids say “Thank you (Ed)Ubuntu Team”

Filed under: Uncategorized — ubuntudemon @ 8:44 am

Weve just installed these two donated computers in a community nursury and breakfast/after schol club in Lincolnshire, England. The machines are 600mhz/128mb/4.2gig and they took about 3/4’s of an hour to install and configure perfectly, and have cost the centre nothing!

The kids absolutely love them, most are from underpriviledged backgrounds and many of them have never used a computer before. As a result they will grow up computer literate. The Nursury just wanted to say a heartfelt thanks for all of the effort and long hours that the community has put into creating this supurb collection of software.

Keep Up the Good work!

Thank You

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24 Comments »

  1. [...] You know, things like this make it all worthwhile. Posted by jono | [...]

    Pingback by jonobacon@home » Fuzzy feeling — October 21, 2006 @ 1:49 pm

  2. The real meaning of ubuntu… sharing.

    Comment by Isagani — October 21, 2006 @ 2:55 pm

  3. [...] [...]

    Pingback by Isto não tem preço - Edubuntu at Apenas mais um choque… — October 21, 2006 @ 3:34 pm

  4. These kids have no idea what’s going on. They don’t give a shit about you.

    Comment by Bob Bobson — October 21, 2006 @ 5:13 pm

  5. ya you r right the real meaning of ubuntu

    Comment by Ankur — October 21, 2006 @ 6:54 pm

  6. Can you let us know how you got around the whole .. it has to be windows … arguements that I keep getting ?

    Nik Butler

    Comment by nikbutler — October 21, 2006 @ 7:44 pm

  7. Had ubuntu, tried it, it was alright, but until it supports mp3,wmv,ogg,ac3,divx, xvid, mpeg, etc… I’m not getting it again. What you did for the community center is great though.

    Comment by Ninja_In_Pajamas — October 21, 2006 @ 7:46 pm

  8. Ubuntu *does* support all those formats. Just not out of the box.

    You need to run Automatix, which takes maybe five minutes, including the time it takes to find and download it.

    Comment by Dregger — October 21, 2006 @ 8:08 pm

  9. To the commenter saying that the kids don’t care:

    While this may be true, it doesn’t matter. Kids are kids, and shouldn’t really have to care. It’s our responsibility as adults to clothe, feed and educate them, so they can grow up to become caring individuals, regardless of what they think.

    Comment by Hans Petter Jansson — October 21, 2006 @ 8:58 pm

  10. @ “What you did for the community center is great though.”
    to Ninja_in_Pajamas :

    I’m just reporting this forum thread. I’m not involved.

    Comment by ubuntudemon — October 21, 2006 @ 10:05 pm

  11. I think edubuntu is great. I installed it for a friend with two kids who got a free computer (old) and couldn’t afford Windows and MSOffice. She is thrilled. Her kids have what they need to keep their computer skills up, and she has a fully operational computer with GNUcash no less that she can manage her data with. Without putting six hundred more bucks in Gate’s pocket and without having to steal (pirate) to do it. Go Ubuntu.

    Comment by foodnews — October 21, 2006 @ 10:34 pm

  12. I have both Ubuntu and Kubuntu, and I think they absolutely fantastic! Whenever I have to use Windows (at school, or the library or at a friend’s) it is not a nice experience, even though you have paid out lots of money!

    Comment by mannyfaja — October 22, 2006 @ 12:26 am

  13. That’s great! Get up the good work. Empowering our Kids could never be something that’s wrong!

    Comment by officedoodles — October 22, 2006 @ 4:23 am

  14. ubuntu is simply great . ijust tried it recently .use automatix which download everything required to play in your computer like mp3,avi,wmv etc

    ubuntu is simply great i just loved it

    Comment by rohitkumar26 — October 22, 2006 @ 9:18 am

  15. i love ubuntu the more… i received the software sometime ago.

    Comment by joomla15 — October 22, 2006 @ 9:24 am

  16. Computers for kids…. Sounds great for people like me in India… Ubuntu really means that! Hat’s off folks making a free open source movement….

    Comment by dmatriz — October 22, 2006 @ 10:05 am

  17. found out about this story on wordpress.com and just had to say that i think it’s great.

    that’s waht linux is all about, congratulations and keep up the good work.

    Comment by maique — October 22, 2006 @ 11:38 am

  18. great story. very cute kids. keep it up.

    Comment by Jason — October 22, 2006 @ 2:21 pm

  19. I’m just reporting this forum thread I found :)

    Comment by ubuntudemon — October 22, 2006 @ 6:22 pm

  20. Uau,.. this time you got a bunch of comments :)
    Vtrain

    Comment by Vtrain — October 22, 2006 @ 9:06 pm

  21. Wonderful news. I love hearing about these stories. Children are our future and they all need a chance to learn everything they can.

    Comment by Matt Galvin — October 23, 2006 @ 5:59 am

  22. Wow. I’ve been there.

    Comment by jericbilo — October 23, 2006 @ 1:18 pm

  23. Wow…amazing. I’m trying to get Edubuntu into the schools I work for too, and the old machines like this are perfect!

    Great news, and a great success!

    Comment by iAndy — October 25, 2006 @ 11:35 am


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