On reading the post published in OMG! UBUNTU!, We have got number of responses from our Neighbours that we are unaware they exist.
Neighbour 1 – KARAIKAL (Puducherry district)
On the same day the post was published, we received a E-mail from Mr. Saravanan Soundarapandian, who is a Assistant Professor (Computer Science) at Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru College of Agriculture & Research Institute (PAJANCOA & RI), Karaikal. In his E-mail sent to us he wrote,
Really happy to c the work ur team has done through the websiste
Since year 2007 all the students (around 300) of PAJANCOA college in Karaikal, Puducherry use Ubuntu Linux in their laptop. Each student having their own laptop is mandatory as they have to attend online exam.
Latest Ubuntu installation details are updated in the below site
We are surprised and glad to know that a Agriculture Research Institute is using Ubuntu GNU/Linux Operating System for their Institute.
We are looking for students from this college to actively participate in our activities and spread the awareness about GNU/Linux.
Contact:- To know more details about this news, you can drop a E-mail to him via:- firstname.lastname@example.org
Neighbour 2 – Aurovile (International City)
A week later, we received a E-mail message from BlueLight – A Open Source Service and Research Center at Aurovile. In their mail to us they wrote,
Just saw an article about you in OMG!Ubuntu =)
We’re neighbours – we’re in Auroville, providing open source support and Ubuntu is our OS =) We have a browsing centre and it runs on Ubuntu.
We’ve just compiled an optimized installer with all goodies like Skype, all codecs, VLC etc. pre-installed – using RemasterSys – if you need it – we’re happy to share this .iso – it makes installs super-fast, and all packages are in place right after install – no need for post-install stuff =)
Here’s our web page:
Again we were unaware of such a research center at Aurovile which is a few kilometers away from Puducherry and a part of Villupuram District, Tamil Nadu.
PuduvaiLUG will be meeting BlueLight team soon and jointly organize our works, we hope.
Neighbour 3 – A Entrepreneur from Bangalore
We know, Bangalore is not near by Puducherry, but Internet has made the world into a Digital Village. Again on the same day of the post we received mail from Mr. Sandeep Singh, an Entrepreneur based out of Bengaluru. In his mail, he wished our team a success and wishes to extend his support to us.
I read about the great work you guys are doing, in terms of spreading awareness among the people in areas of technology and specifically Linux.
I wanted to congratulate you and your team for the fantastic things you guys are up to.
Keep up the good work you guys are doing.
I am a small time entrepreneur based out of Bangalore, if i can be of any help to you guys do let me know.
Thank you Mr. Sandeep Singh for your wishes and support.
We thank each and every one of YOU for appreciating our work and extending your love and support to us. Surely we need all of your support for taking the GNU/Linux and the principle of Free Software to everyone, which brings a very good Eco-system for the society. And Finally and once again we thank OMG! UBUNTU! Team for their love 🙂 You are one of the reason for our reach to others Worldwide. Thank You.