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Ubuntu at Clemson University September 14, 2005

Posted by Carthik in news, ubuntu.
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ubuntu.clemsonlinux.org is beyond cool. If you have one of the laptops they support, they even take care of installing things for you.

They seem to provide support for installing essential scientific research tools like Matlab and Maple. It feels great to see the University, or the people who work and study there, to go out of their way to help Linux users, especially Ubuntu users, and making it so much easier to switch. Kudos!

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1. Chris Guirl - March 27, 2006

CLUG (The Clemson Linux User Group) has been supporting Linux users at Clemson for several years now. For at least the past 3 years we have had two or more installfests per semester. When Ubuntu first came out, some of our members were surprised by how easy it was to use, and we decided that we would start exclusively recommending it to new users (despite some heat from some senior members). Since then, we’ve also convinced the Clemson IT Department to hire someone for official Linux support, along with a new Computer Engineering C programming class which requires Linux, for which we do a Ubuntu installation workshop at the beginning of each semester.

DCIT hired one of our members (who runs the above site) and he has done an excellent job at providing packages for all the University’s licensed software which will run in a Unix environment.

The Ubuntu team and likewise Debian Linux which it is built on are what make it all possible ultimately. If it wasn’t for the free product, great support, excellent community, ease of use and consistency of Ubuntu, we’d still be letting users pick from one of an array of distributions at installfests, and some new users would still be confused by the varying levels of ease and usefulness of the various distributions they tried. Likewise, the university would probably still not take Linux as seriously, falling back on the argument that support is impossible since everyone has something different.

So, we at CLUG say thanks for the excellent and innovative free OS. It has helped us conquer even the toughest of naysayers. And keep up the good work, Dapper is looking really excellent!

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So, we at CLUG say thanks for the excellent and innovative free OS. It has helped us conquer even the toughest of naysayers. And keep up the good work, Dapper is looking really excellent!

3. porno - October 4, 2010

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