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I used Ubuntu as an OS on one of laptops. I used this on and off for personal as well as business use. It is frequently used for entertainment purpose as well as sometimes onsite network security assessment tool.
Location: 155 Scout Limbaga extension, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Distribution: UBUNTU, Red Hat, Fedora & CentOS.
Hi i'm Randy Bardaje, Senior Network and Systems Administrator. Right now i'm connected to a Government Office here in the Philippines that will be Upgrading the Data Center such as Network equipment upgrade and Server Upgrade. We are using Linux operating systems mixed with windows Operating Systems. Honestly speaking, I am still an amatuer in Linux Administration that's why i want to attend Seminars and Trainings to further enhance my skills in Linux Environment (Open Source) In two months time we will be starting with the upgrade of the servers and i am recommending UBUNTU Operating system to be used for our Proxy, Fileservers, Monitoring Servers and other application that will run in Open Source. I'm interested in the Gratis Pass, Please include me in the list of participants and if possible can you send me a qoutation of the package in UBUNTU Live Conferencing, i would like to see if i can afford to Register in case i will not be selected for the Free Pass. I am also one of the Filipino IT Professional that campaigning ang recommending Open Source to Universities, Small and Medium Enterprises and Small businesses. I Strongly recommend UBUNTU as Operating System for Linux Servers because i find it easier to manage than other Linux OS's. I'm hoping for your consideration and i appreciate your time reading this letter. Please email the price and package of the UBUNTU Live Seminar at firstname.lastname@example.org
Against bodily desires to fall into bed, I'm going to claim my position with Ubuntu...
I've been teaching English in Malaysia for 3 days now, and this is my first effectively full time job. I persuaded my mother to sell me her laptop a few months ago because I wanted a truly "PC", and she doesn't really have a use for it...so its an aging Acer Extensa, celeron, xp, nasty by critics but all I want for a budget. Apart from anticipating travel, a main reason for getting a "truly PC" was to successfully install Ubuntu from my free CDs; although I have grown up being very familiar with windows, I'm not an expert, and so potentially put other people's data at risk. =D
So, even though this Ubuntu setup has taken more of my time than a Windows would, can anyone explain why I don't get a headache using it? All I can say (Er, and more; I lied.) is that my determination to avoid support for a typically misleading, commercial and thus restrictive entity such as Microsoft has totally paid off.
All my years with Windows might as-well have unlearned me! Where is the evidence of true progression:..transparent confusing things with complicated shapes that waste potential and resources (in all respects!)? A (hardly suspicious, ofcourse) position in a race for security. So, does it maybe, remind you of anything?
Back to Ubuntu; I depend on my own affinity and online support for my Linux experience, as I'm not socially involved with the hex-spurts, and to me, "everyone" uses Windows. Gamers are not moved, but other people I know have shown interest first in the stickers... ^.^
...and then in strange messenger clients and layouts that "are not Mac". Haha.
Maybe I will spread the word by continued travel, if not within the social network of computer enthusiasts (Wouldn't they be exposed already?).
Ciao for now.
P.S. I dual boot with Windows (Has ever since had an OS specific driver issue though). Why not? I never personally paid for that either.
Last edited by cho-ben; 05-03-2008 at 10:56 AM.
Reason: Important addition ;-)
I began playing with linux about 8 years ago. I didn't really begin using it much until mid 2004 when I experimented with Redhat, Suse and very briefly with Gentoo. At the end of 2005 I tried Hoary Hedgehog and was hooked. I have been using Kubuntu for a couple of years and was finally able to remove the XP partition from my drive about 18 months ago, only using a VM to do those few things that I cannot do nativly through Linux.
I live in the Portland area and have already made arrangments to attend Ubuntu Live this year, even if it is just hanging around the convention center (as I cannot justify $900 for a pass) and gaining as much information as I can from those that I meet there. I would love to actually be able to attend some of the seminars and learn more about this fantastic OS.
A note to whomever wins... Please share whatever information you gain while attending, with the rest of us... That way, we ALL win!
I've been using linux exclusively for like 6 years and will be out there in July but I would feel like a total dick if I got to go instead of all of the way more deserving folks out there. This is a great idea.
Man, it's been a long time since I've been to linuxquestions.org. Glad you guys are still going strong.
I would love to go to this conference, but can't. I have been a Linux user for about three years now--Xandros, but i'm switching to Ubuntu. What happened to Xandros? I used to have a nice little system, but then I tried to get it to work with my iPod and was told that I had too many package-breakers on it--like mplayer! Reinstall, they told me. I did so, but now I can neither use my iPod with it, nor can I reinstall mplayer or any of the other fun stuff I had on it. I dumped Microsoft for being proprietary; dumping Xandros is not much of a stretch.
Distribution: Debian, Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, Ubuntu
We're about half way through the eligibility window, so if you're interested in attending you'll want to post ASAP. Also, I'm happy to announce that anyone reading LQ is able to save 15% off all conference fees, just by using the code “ubu08linq” when you register.
I'm a sysadmin in Omaha, Nebraska. I'm the administrator for the Ubuntu Nebraska Local Community Team. We advocate the use of Ubuntu throughout Nebraska by holding release parties, installfests and other events. I also run websites, email servers, and desktops on Ubuntu Linux! I'd love to attend the Ubuntu conference. Attending OSCON a few years ago was one of the highlights of my career.
Distribution: Debian, Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, Ubuntu
...drumroll... and the winner is: dthacker
Congratulations! Please contact me ASAP to claim your Ubuntu Live Conferences pass. If dthacker is unable to attend, the second and third selections are (in order): richbl and DaveAna. Thank you for participating - see you at Ubuntu Live.
Looks like I missed out by a day, but are there any free areas of the conference, other than the exhibit hall? Is that a good place to connect with folks? I live in Portland, but can't afford to go. I work for a large employer in Portland (10,000+), but I'm not in IT and my work unit is relatively small (therefore, they won't pay for it either).
I'd like to see what kind of development possibilities there are regarding enterprise systems for government/law enforcement (or what already exists). The specific niche areas are communications (computer aided dispatch - CAD), case management / records management, report writing (including form design), and evidence/property management.
There are a few open source CAD systems (or CAD like) that are no where near enterprise ready, and a few closed systems that are available for linux. However, most current offerings are not only distributed for Microsoft, but developed with Microsoft tools for Microsoft only (no hope of Linux). The other giant is Motorala, which probably already uses open source for embedded applications(???). Both typically charge too much for buggy systems, have poor support, and force unnecessary upgrades.
Both Microsoft's and Motorola's commitment to open source seems shaky at best. Motorola's focus seems to be mobile phones.
As far as Ubuntu goes, I've been using it since Breezy (I used Fedora before that from Core 2). I've even managed to convert a few in the office. Security and stability are key (while still user friendly), so Ubuntu would be a great platform for this industry/niche.
Portland is already great resource for open source and Ubuntu. My main problem is connecting with folks to discuss issues like this. I have attended some user group meetings at Portland State University, but my work schedule doesn't allow me to attend regularly. Its also difficult to connect with someone who might be interested in this without attending a large conference.
Not really a question, more a comment on the generally helpful and witty responses to my cry for help when I tried to load zenalk and it plonked itself on top of windows, with the predictable result.
Between yourselves and my local repair shop in Dumfries we have reached a solution (I'm waiting to find out what's left of my stuff later today), but your interest and input has been greatly valued by the shop and by me and deserves a thank you, I think, as I was fairly well brung up!
I will now dabble more cautiously and try some of the disc distros before getting more ambitious. I just like your style and attitude and would prefer not to be in thrawl to Gates & Co any more than necessary!
So power to your programming finger, and I hope to be contributing rather than whining in the near future!