Open Source

A Cup of Ubuntu – How to Enjoy Challenges

Last weekend we had a wonderful cup of tea in a coffee shop in downtown Vancouver with a very friendly group of revolutionaries. Perhaps it seems like an unlikely group to be considered revolutionaries, but the local Ubuntu group in Vancouver is just that. Ubuntu is something I have mentioned before a few times, but for those of you who don’t know what I am talking about it is an open-source operating system for your computer. I have been using it since 2008 on my mother’s not-so-old laptop (Microsoft) that she was going to throw away because it kept crashing. Installing Ubuntu on the computer eliminated all those problems and the computer has been running smoothly ever since.

Ubuntu Vancouver Maverick Meerkat Party

Ubuntu Vancouver Maverick Meerkat Party

The Ubuntu community in Vancouver are an energetic, unique and friendly bunch. Although a group of people coming together around a computer operating system might sound rather boring, this is an incredibly revolutionary movement. Contrary to even my own expectations, I am always impressed with the a ...

How Does Ubuntu add Freedom, Community, and Humanity?

How Does Ubuntu add Freedom, Community, and Humanity?

This interview is from The Agora's March 2010 issue. The interview was done by Ryan from The Agora, interviewing Randall Ross, the Vancouver Ubuntu's 'buzz generator'. I think it answers the sort of questions many of us have when we hear "Ubuntu, Ubuntu..." Ubuntu is an amazing, flexible tool which ...