Ubuntu 11.04 CDs are in!

A huge thanks to the good folks at Ubuntu Ireland for sending us a shipment of CDs for the latest iteration of the world’s favourite Linux-based operating system, Ubuntu. Ubuntu 11.04 “Natty Narwhal” introduces a brand-new user interface in the form of Unity. Unity is a sleek and modern UI, which takes a lot of inspiration from both Windows 7 and Mac OS X, and even mobile operating systems like Android and iOS, maximising efficiency while maintaining the much-loved eye candy.

As a not-for-profit hackerspace, these CDs are extremely important to us. They allow us to run introductory classes for those who haven’t used Linux before. They allow us to introduce members of the public to the philosophies of free software, and that copying and redistribution of open source software like Ubuntu is not only perfectly legal, but highly encouraged. We may not have a space for the time being, but once we move to a new home we hope to run many Ubuntu-centric events.

Please take this opportunity to visit the Ubuntu Ireland website and find out what they do, why it’s important and why we should support them: http://www.ubuntu-ie.org/

To find out more about Ubuntu, visit: http://www.ubuntu.com

Author: Aaron Hastings

Aaron is an 18-year old IT student at NUI Galway. He is a dedicated computer nerd and a massive Star Trek fan. He considers himself a recovering Windows user, having recently switched to Ubuntu 10.04 and hasn't looked back. His other interests include playing tennis and watching television and movies. He loves college life and socializing with friends, be it out on the town or in a smelly student apartment. You can follow Aaron on Twitter @thecosmicfrog Aaron's blog can be read at: http://www.aaronhastings.ie

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