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Ghana Ubuntu Revival

Filed under: Ghana — Lorenzo E. Danielsson @ 13:23

Henry and I have been discussing reviving the Ghana Ubuntu (ghUbuntu) group for some time. I think it would be a good idea. Last time we tried, there simply weren’t many Ubuntu users around. Mandriva was by far the most popular distro in Ghana then.

Now the situation is different. I’d guess that Ubuntu is the most popular distro in Ghana currently, at least among individuals. In corporate environments it seems like Red Hat (and CentOS), Novell and Debian dominate. Ubuntu users in Ghana should have a forum to meet, discuss and share ideas. Having such a group could help Ubuntu to make inroads into the business community as well.

Of course I am a Debian user myself. But, Ubuntu is a Debian derivate and I have access to enough Ubuntu machines that I don’t think my participation will be much of a problem. 😉

If you’re interested in the Ghana Ubuntu Group, please contact me (email address can be found on the ‘about’ page), or Henry (I’m sure you can find his email somewhere on his blog) or just keep watching our blogs for more info.


  1. I hope this will not end up like any other Lug in Ghana because over the years things are not getting better for some of us who are then part of this group.

    Comment by Maxwell Amuzu (zero-code) — 2007.12.20 @ 06:36

  2. Well, there is no telling how it will end up. In the end that depends on the members.

    Faneshi is working out quite well. That may be because we have restricted membership for the time being. Those who are members are all programmers, and have good access to computers and the ‘Net.

    LinuxAccra is problematic because more focus is on getting new members than maintaining the existing ones. A big part of the problem is that the majority of the members don’t have access to computers.

    If you think about it LinuxAccra is not “interesting”. Beginners come and are shown “the Linux desktop” and OpenOffice. I do not think that is what a LUG is supposed to do. But then again, if they had their own meeting place with their own computers, things might be different.

    Faneshi does not have a meeting place. Our members meet online.

    Comment by Lorenzo E. Danielsson — 2007.12.20 @ 07:20

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