jonathan carter

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Ubuntu Testing Time

Thursday, August 9th, 2007

As Christer Edwards reports, the 4th Alpha release of Ubuntu 7.10 is available for testing. Christer sums up everything quite nicely, but I’d just like to add one thing though. If you have restricted bandwidth, you can use rsync to update between builds, whether they are daily builds or new alpha builds. Rsync (mostly) only […]

Ubuntu stuff!

Monday, May 7th, 2007

Saturday I went to Ubucon here in Sevilla, and saw Fabian talk about Canonical support, and Jono giving a community talk, “Herding Cats”. Both were quite good, I got them on video, and will upload them as soon as possible (most probably in a week from now).

Edubuntu […]

Ubuntu Education Summit Wrap-up

Sunday, May 6th, 2007

Ubuntu Education Summit
The Ubuntu Education Summit went without much of a hitch, and things went quite well. It was interesting hearing problems form educators teaching in more affluent areas, and the problems and challenges that they too have to face. Ideas and problems were summarised and will be discussed in forum and workshop sessions […]

Ubuntu Education Summit and Ubuntu Developer Summit

Monday, April 30th, 2007

I’m having a nice pizza at OR Thambo International Airport. Just came from Cape Town International Airport about an hour ago, and the next stop is Madrid, and then Sevilla.
I had a strange experience in the bathrooms here just a short while ago… but I’ll talk about it later… it’s too soon to talk about […]

OLPC and Windows (and Microsoft and the education system)

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

Warning: This post ended up longer than planned, if you are bored easily, only read the first two paragraphs
I’m a bit surprised that there haven’t been noise about this on the planets, but it’s probably due to the long weekend and people generally spending less time with their computers.
Via Slashdot, the OLPC XO […]

Join Edubuntu

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

About Edubuntu
Edubuntu is the official education-specific Ubuntu installation. Currently, Edubuntu gives you a classroom server with a pre-installed LTSP server, making it a turnkey solution and super cost effective. Edubuntu also features educational software, including the GCompris Suite, the KDE-edu Suite and some of the Tux4Kids programs.
The feature set of Edubuntu has been pretty much […]

Buh-bye 2006!

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

Tomorrow is the last day of 2006. Wow, it’s been a wild ride, and the beginning of the year feels like a lifetime ago. It started out well, the project that I’m most involved with, tuXlab, reached a big milestone with the installation of the 200th lab. Since then, many replications has happened in South […]

I’m bringing edgy back

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

Wow, we did it. Today is the official release date of the tuXlab GNU/Linux distribution. It’s probably the first distribution that can be considered an Edubuntu derivative. It also benefits from other Ubuntu derivatives, Kubuntu and Xubuntu.
So why a tuXlab distribution? Well, as part of the tuXlab project we have always maintained a set of […]

Kids thank (Ed)Ubuntu!

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Kids say thank you to (Ed)Ubuntu:
“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 […]

Ubuntu Developer Summit Paris

Monday, June 26th, 2006

I attempted two times before to blog about UDS Paris, but didn’t know where to start, so here’s take 3, trying to keep it simple this time.
In short, the summit was great. I met lots of great people there, like the good old Mr Edubuntu (aka ogra) and the LTSP developers (sbalneav and jammcq), and […]

Linuxworld 2006 - Jo’burg

Sunday, May 21st, 2006

The past week, I’ve been in Johannesburg to attend the LinuxWorld / Futurex / Equip Expo. Just about all the Linux/OSS exibitioners who were there, were there last year too, although there were much less companies than last year. Many of the smaller local Linux companies said that it was simply too expensive to exhibit, […]

Edubuntu Summit 5.07 / First trip to London

Sunday, July 3rd, 2005

This weekend I flew up to London, UK, to attend the first SkoleLinux developers, Guadalinux (spanish distro), and other great people like Mark Shuttleworth, Matt Zimmerman, Henrik Omma and Paul Flint (Paul isn’t just great, he’s larger than life!). The delegates seemed to really like the Skubuntu setup that we’re currently installing in the Shuttleworth […]