Ubuntu business cards

Thank you Jacob! It took me a few minutes today to install Inkscape, load your Ubuntu business card template and adapt it for my usage – with the new branding! it’s the first time I’ll use that benefit of being an Ubuntu Member. If you are an Ubuntu Member, make sure you check other benefits available to you.

We have quite a few events coming up in the Ubuntu Quebec LoCo team so I figured it would also be a good idea to put our web site address on it too.

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Interestingly enough, the print shop clerk asked me what I had created my template with, of course he had never heard of Inkscape and… the rest is history 🙂 To make a long story short he still thought Linux was for server only! He also asked why Linux had gone away. His face when I explained what a LoCo is and why I was printing such cards was priceless. I am bringing a Live CD with me tomorrow so I can show him the magic.

Never underestimate how many people have no idea about Ubuntu, much less any free software!


How to upgrade to Lucid Lynx (Ubuntu 10.04 LTS) ?

Introducing… The Ubuntu Upgrade Wizard 🙂

If you’ve wondered how to upgrade from from 8.04 LTS or from Ubuntu 9.10 to Lucid Lynx (soon-to-be 10.04 LTS), you may find the above link useful.

It’s a little experiment in documentation built in « Choose-your-own-Adventure » fashion. I don’t mean to replace any official docs but I’d like to have comments if anyone thinks it’s useful or how to improve it.

Upgrade Wizard wiki guide

Please note this is NOT an applications – it is only a wiki guide meant to be followed by clicking on corresponding links!

I am using this as part of a set of internal tools for support (as Canonical staff are encouraged to upgrade to beta versions during development cycles) but also as a community tool to help follow best practices.I’ve also integrated links to IRC and the Answers section of Launchpad – I believe integrating live chat and the question/answer facility may help too.

The target here is beginners but also experienced Ubuntu users that seek an easy way to help someone upgrade.

Let me know what you think.

BTW I’ve focused on 8.04LTS and 9.10 but if anyone is willing to document upgrading from the other versions using the same conventions just let me know.