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Ubuntu 10.04 Release Party at Kanchipuram

June 7, 2010

The Ubuntu release party was celebrated again after 6 months
following the release of latest Ubuntu Linux version 10.04 at April 2010.

The vision of these parties are to share the features of Linux to the general public.
So far, Linux is in the hands of students, programmers and geeks.
Bring it to public is the need of the hour.

We, KanchiLUG team decided to celebrate a Ubuntu release party this time too, on June 6, 2010.
Here is how we celebrated 6 months ago.

Unlike last time, we hardly get time for this event as
we have 2 major activities last week.

1. Programming bootcamp
2. Release of Ubuntu Manual in Tamil

These made our days and nights busy and sleepless. :-)

But still, we had a team for organizing release party.

We approached various schools for the venue and finally got the
famous “Pachaiyappan Hr.Sec School”.

We printed pamphlet and circulated via local newspapers.

We Invited “Ramadas (amachu) ” as Chief Guest.

It was a nice evening with little drizzling.
We were busy with arranging hall, fixing projectors, banners and audio systems.

Around 3.30, the hall was getting filled with public.
At 3.45, we started.

Ramya Invited everyone.

Arulalan started with a presentation of “History of Gnu/Linux”.
Then, explained on “Open source and its concepts”.

Rajkumar showed the beautiful compiz effects.
Yasir explained “Why Linux?”
Kabilan explained how Ubuntu born and how it is growing.

Suresh demonstrated some 3d games like openarena, torcs and tuxracer.
Balakrishnan explained that Installation is very easy and showed a demo on it.

Tea and snacks were provided in the meantime.

Me and Suji explained how we started their career with opensource
at their college and how students can contribute to open source.
we explained about their Tamil font creation project and
Tamil spell checker project.

The Chief Guest Ramadhas, started with his awesome speech.
He explained how the proprietary world is making us as slave.
The need of using opensource, the need of localizations etc.
People got enlighted and understood the concepts of opensource.

He released the Ubuntu CD and the “Ubuntu Manual in Tamil”.
Mr. Anbu and Mrs. Umamaheswari Anbu, Shakthi ITI, received on behalf of students.
Mr. Sundhar, Bank of India, received for public.

Myself explained the job opportunities in the FOSS world.

Arulalan introduced the activities of KanchiLUG.
Requested the audience to join in mailing list.
Shared the contact numbers for local support.

The Q&A session was interesting and public raised lots
of queries and we answered them all.

With National Anthem, we ended the show at 6.45 pm.

We had around 75 audience and show is a successful one.

We thank Nandha Kumar, Vignesh, Akilan, Nagaraj,
Rajeshwari, sathish, Arun who traveled from chennai
to attend this event.

You are welcome to download the Alpha version of “Ubuntu Manual” in Tamil
at http://ubuntu-tam.org/avanam/lucid-lynx

Still it need more fixes, we are working on that and will release a final version as soon as possible.

Here are the snaps of the event.
http://picasaweb.google.com/kanchilug/UbuntuLicud1004ReleaseParty#

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