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The Purpose of this presentation is to give press a good understanding of what Ubuntu in the UK is about.

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Option 1

Introduction: The problem with expensive software

Body: The solution is Ubuntu

Conclusion: We can save money

Option 2

Introduction: History and founding of Ubuntu project. What is Ubuntu?

Body: Why Ubuntu is so good. Why Ubuntu should be used and how to use it. Basic showcase of Ubuntu and applications.


Appendix: Technical stuff (e.g. based on Debian)

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  1. What is Ubuntu?
    1. Ubuntu is an ancient Zulu word meaning: “humanity towards others". Also: "I am what I am because of who we all are". Translating Ubuntu into western languages literally is hard, Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu put it this way: "It means you are generous, you are hospitable, you are friendly and caring and compassionate. You share what you have."
    2. Started by Shuttleworth...
      1. Long-time Debian Developer
      2. He founded Thawte in 1995 and sold it to Verisign in 1999
      3. Went to space in 2002 as a member of the Soyuz TM-34 mission
      4. Started Ubuntu (the Linux distribution) in 2004
    3. Based on Debian linux (
    4. Frequent Predicatble releases (every 6 months)
    5. GNOME Desktop (with screenshot)
    6. Free Software Philosopy
    7. Support Through Cannonical for at least 5 years.
    8. Easily upgradeable
    9. Secure, no viruses
  2. Easy to use:
    1. Demo of ubuntu desktop b. Simple to install (demo of initial install/installation of programs) c. Existing programs they may already know/recognise)
      1. Firefox

        ii. OpenOffice.org iii. Evolution

  3. Flexibility
    1. Software universe b. Customizable
  4. Lower Total cost of ownership than windows:

Can we get statistics on this? The amount of money the government is spending on computers for schools (including software (Windows/anti-virus software/applications[MS Office/Adobe/Macromedia]), hardware (replacing old computers [which Ubuntu could run on], administration and maintenance) compared with a predicted spending if all schools switched to Ubuntu?

  1. Lower hardware costs (lower requirements)
    1. Supports X86, X64, AMD, Apple
  2. Software cost = nothing
  3. Support cost = nothing
  4. Free CDs from ShipIt

  5. Ubuntu Guarantee:
    1. Ubuntu will always be free of charge – no separate Enterprise or Professional versions.
    2. Best Support of Localisations (95+ languages)
    3. 6 monthly releases, with 18 months of free Security support.
    4. Distribution and Support of Free and Open Source Software.
  1. Accessibility:
    1. Localised language support b. Various tools for helping special needs users, to use system
  2. UK Local Teams

Good Information to Include

  1. Number of developers working on Ubuntu:
  2. Up to date list of awards:
    1. Rank 1 on www.distrowatch.com (page hits)
    2. PC World votes Ubuntu 5.04 as #26 of the Top 100 products of 2005.
    3. More than 1 million CDs for Ubuntu 4.10, and more than 1.2 million CDs for Ubuntu 5.04 were shipped into the whole world, free of charge.
    4. Tux Magazine Reader's Choice 2005: Favourite Linux Distribution
    5. ArsTechnica Linux award: choice distribution, community and best newcomer

  3. Adoption Rate (i.e. how many people use it as primary machine/secondary machine)

Ubuntu Templates

Updated list can be found at: Wiki Presentations GeemanUK: presentationglossyUK.otp (Based on Sakari's glossy however using Orange Background and UK flag)

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