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Final CALL: #LinuxEssentials at #COSS

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The Uganda Centre for Open Source Software continues to receive applications for all those interested in Linux Essentials.

Linux Essentials Technician is the new Certified Introductory course from LPI International, for all those interested in knowing how to use Linux. More Details on the website here.

Classes will be running 6-8pm, starts Monday 9th July 2012. Confirm participation before end of this week.

Contacts: +256 753 222 842 and +256 754 245 700

Email: training[at] coss [dot] ug

Would Government of Uganda use Ubuntu?

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Much of this article, has been shamelessly lifted from Mark Shuttleworth’s Blog because, am not sure if they would read it there, perhaps am over confident that they would read it here! So here it goes…along with my rumblings

Governments are making increasingly effective use of Ubuntu in large-scale projects, from big data to little schools. There is growing confidence in  open source in government quarters, and growing sophistication in how they engage with it.

But adopting open source is not just about replacing one kind of part with another. Open source is not just a substitute for shrink-wrapped proprietary software. It’s much more malleable in the hands of industry and users, and you can engage with it very differently as a result.  I’m interested in hearing from thought leaders in the civil service on ways they think governments could get much more value with open source, by embracing that flexibility. For example, rather than one-size-fits-all software, why can’t we deliver custom versions of Ubuntu for different regions or countries or even departments and purposes? Could we enable the city government of Frankfurt to order PC’s with the Ubuntu German Edition pre-installed?

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When LUG came to IHSU

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Today, i was happy to host the Linux User Group at IHSU. This is what happened here. Its quite a small thing for me running all this Ubuntu, but the raves and uhmms i heard while the IHSU Tour of facilities happened was really something of an encouragement.

IHSU will be happy to show anyone around, what it means to run/power a University with Open Source Software!

LUG Rocks, and we were happy to host you at IHSU. Come back soon.