Community Is More Then Just Numbers

Hopefully this gets me back into the whole blogging thing.

I have been meaning to write this for some time but oddly enough real world requires time and effort as well. We don’t often realise that Ubuntu success isn’t as much because it is a great distro but rather it is a great community.

Although this applies to most groups with in Ubuntu I would like to use this post to direct my thanks at Ubuntu-ZA. Over the last few weeks we have noticed an uptake in the number of users that pop into our irc channel #ubuntu-za or on the mailing list with issues we might have found simple or mundane but you guys have been there in full force to help out, educate, enlighten and enrich their lifes for the better.

One such case deserves special mention Kilos. He came into #ubuntu-za as a complete new user to Ubuntu. He was a Windows man before. He mentions on his blog one particular case where he was trying to mount a Floppy drive no one in #ubuntu-za had even used a floppy drive in years and yet for hours people offered help and guidance talking him through it.

I don’t want this to sound one sided on the contrary, Kilos has put far far more effort into learning then we as a team have given back. I just felt it was necessary to point this out for references. It truly amazes me how one can learn things if one puts the effort in.

Any how I am rambling I just feel it prudent to share his blog, to think that ubunu-za could have such an impact one some ones life amazes me.

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 General

1 Comment to Community Is More Then Just Numbers

  1. Drubin, very true. This guy puts many to shame with his efforts and he continues to amaze me with his progress. And all that with the bare minimum of a GPRS connection. He certainly deserves more than that.

  2. inetpro on February 3rd, 2010