We never thought this Day (22.6.2012) would be so great ! Thanks to OMG! UBUNTU!
As a part of spreading awareness on Importance to use GNU/Linux Operating System, we had idea of installing GNU/Linux in Systems at Internet Cafe at Puducherry. As you know lot of people come and use computers at Internet Center, the owner of internet center as well as the users suffer from Security issues like Virus / Malware being stick with the USB drives and other removable media which in-turn affects the System running Proprietary operating system is still a big head-ache for Cafe owners. They need to format the Operating System everytime, they need to install lot of 3rd party Software which promises to protect their system. We thought, GNU/Linux could play a fantastic role here being Virus-free, highly secured, users can now use their removable media without fear of losing data and cafe owners can now be happy and concentrate more on the other improvements of the Cafe.
So we approached a Internet Center named ” Sri Venkateshwara Browsing Centre, Lawspet “ in Puducherry, and had a talk with the owner of the cafe. As we said these benefits, he was impressed and granted permission for us to Install GNU/Linux in one of their system that would be put to test as this is the first time they are using GNU/Linux at their Cafe.
We chose Ubuntu flavour of GNU/Linux, as it would be a cake walk for a new user to use it. In order to create better impression, Prakash of PuduvaiLUG made this beautiful Handmade Spray-Paint Art of OMG! UBUNTU! Logo, which we planned to put in the Cafe to seek others attention.
We wanted to share this with OMG! UBUNTU! Team, So we wrote to them with Images attached which they have put up in their Site. Based out of this post, more people came to know about PuduvaiLUG and sent Private messages / E-mails to us regarding their wishes as well as they showed their interest on helping us spreading the awareness about GNU/Linux. Thanks all of you 🙂
If you are a Internet Cafe owner or you know any Internet Cafe suffering from above problems, let us know about it 🙂 We are ready to extend our support on Migrating to GNU/Linux.
Prasanna Venkadesh – prasmailme @ gmail . com
Venkatesh – venkateshvpm @ gmail . com
Suresh – sur12esh2007 @ gmail . com
Prasath – prasath.ram8 @ gmail . com