The Irish Ubuntu LoCo Team have Ubuntu 11:10 (Natty Narwhal) CDs for you!
December 17, 2011
One of the great benefits and privileges of being an approved Ubuntu LoCo is the fact that with the release of each iteration of this fantastic GNU/Linux distribution our Team receives a significant allocation of professionally pressed CDs of that release for distribution in our local area. Back in November the Irish LoCo received their allocation of Ubuntu 11.10, Natty Narwhal CDs. Anyone from Ireland (primarily) can request one of these CDs for use. Ubuntu is one of the major distrubutions of GNU/Linux and has a large focus on user experience. In my opinion Ubuntu is evolving into a Operating System for use by Mr and Ms average, not Mr and Ms average geek, just Mr and Ms average human being. I could rattle on about what I consider the merits of Ubuntu and GNU/Linux in general but I’m not going to. Suffice to say:
- The applicable software licences allow you use the Ubuntu Operating system.
- Furthermore, you can use the one CD to install Ubuntu on as many computers as you would like!
- Finally, you can pass on the CD to someone else when you are finished with it.
So why not give it a try? If you’re interested but not sure yet, you can try the Ubuntu OS directly from the CD without installing it (just make allowances for running an OS off a CD, it will operate slower than from a hard disk). You can run Ubuntu from within MS Windows using Wubi, you can run Ubuntu alongside Windows or indeed alongside any other OS, you can run Ubuntu from a flash drive, the possibilities are extensive! Ubuntu is great for revitalising slower or slightly older hardware.
Remember to always back up your data before installing any OS.
So to get a free CD just send an e-mail to rory at technomancy dot org. You can arrange to send Rory a stamped self addressed envelope, large enough to take a CD. Rory will then get one out to you. If you work with a group and if you would like to get a few CDs then a pickup/delivery option may be negotiable depending on your location and peoples comings and goings. If not I’m sure An Post can facilitate you to! To find out more about the CDs or Ubuntu in general you can check out the Ubuntu Ireland website for contact and link details.