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Hello and Welcome to the Wiki Page of the Start Ubuntu Project. :D
Thank you for your interest. Your help, support and contribution is highly appreciated.
Hello and Welcome to the Home Page of the '''StartUbuntu''' Project. This Wiki Page has a complete set of tabs which include everything about the project. You can navigate so easily and choose between 6 different tabs. Thanks for your interest about StartUbuntu. Your help, support and contribution are highly needed and appreciated.
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'''Back to WOW Lubuntu'''
[[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/CommunicationsTeam/WOWLubuntu | Click Here]]

= The Project's Motto =
'''"Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally."''' - David Frost
= The Projects Motto =
''Dont aim for '''success''' if you want it; just do what you '''love''' and '''believe in''', and it will come naturally.'' David Frost
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Brought to you by [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/CommunicationsTeam/WOWLubuntu | WOW Lubuntu]] starting from 8th of April 2013, Start Ubuntu (created by [[amjjawad]]) is a huge project and a massive campaign that is aiming to reach to Microsoft Windows XP Users and offering them a modern, unique, stable, fast, powerful, highly customizable, active and amazing community based system, open-source, free Linux-based system which should replace their very old no longer supported system. Start Ubuntu is simply offering NOT ONLY one "replacement" for Windows XP, '''but 8 options, 8 alternatives, 8 Operating Systems - Please see [[http://www.ubuntu.com/about/about-ubuntu/derivatives | Ubuntu Family]].'''
Starting from 8th of April 2013, '''StartUbuntu''' - founded by [[amjjawad]] - is a huge international project and a massive community campaign that is aiming to reach out to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_XP | Microsoft Windows XP]] Users and offering them - Linux - a modern, unique, stable, fast, almost 100% virus-free, powerful, highly customizable, free & open-source, and community based system which should replace their very old no longer supported Windows XP and breathe new life into their machines. '''StartUbuntu''' is simply offering '''NOT ONLY one''' 'replacement' for Microsoft Windows XP, but 9 options, 9 alternatives, 9 Operating Systems – '''Please see [[http://www.ubuntu.com/about/about-ubuntu/derivatives | Ubuntu Family]].'''
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'''Microsoft Windows will stop supporting Windows XP on 8th of April 2014 - for more details, please read [[http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/endofsupport.aspx | this article]]'''.
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Start Ubuntu Project is simply introducing the [[http://www.ubuntu.com/about/about-ubuntu/derivatives | Ubuntu Family]] to Windows XP Users. :) '''More Details''' can be found [[http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/enterprise/endofsupport.aspx | here]].

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StartUbuntu''' Project is simply introducing the [[http://www.ubuntu.com/about/about-ubuntu/derivatives | Ubuntu Family]] to Windows XP Users. :)
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No doubt this is a huge project and definitely won't be easy to achieve its goals, it will require lots of efforts, time, energy, strong will, dedication and commitment. However, impossible does not exist in our dictionary and therefore, we can surely achieve our goals and make this yet another successful mission for Ubuntu Family. No doubt this is a huge project and definitely won't be easy to achieve its goals; it will require lots of efforts, time, energy, strong will, dedication and commitment. However, impossible does not exist in our dictionary and therefore, we can surely achieve our goals and make this yet another successful mission for Ubuntu Family.
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To make life easier, this project will have different phases :)
In order to make it a successful project, we need to stick to the master plan!
Please see [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StartUbuntu/MasterPlan | Master Plan Page]].
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=== Phase 0 ===
Set a solid plan, set priorities, define our goals, explain what Start Ubuntu is all about, highlight the important points, etc. All this will be done on this page and once this page is fully written and done, Phase 0 will be accomplished successfully.
= HOWTO Help? =
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=== Phase 1 ===
Build a Team. This is not going to be a one-man-job, this is going to be '''a massive community''' job ;)
Thank you for your help and support. We appreciate your interest and passion to spread the word of Linux. Please, read the below steps:
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=== Phase 2 ===
Once recruiting a team is done, this team needs to communicate and discuss all about this project. This shall be done on the mailing list of Lubuntu Communication Team:
 * Read [[StartUbuntu]] Wiki Page - the same page that you are at right now and check the 6 different tabs.
 * Sign up by adding your name to the [[StartUbuntu/WhoAreWe | Members]] Page.
 * Join [[https://launchpad.net/~startubuntu | StartUbuntu Team on Launchpad]] - You need a Launchpad Account for that. It is a needed step for internal communications between the members of this project.
 * Join our official IRC channel, [[http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=ubuntu-start|#ubuntu-start]] on Freenode IRC. While this is optional, many Ubuntu community members use Internet Relay Chat to communicate.
 * [[https://blueprints.launchpad.net/startubuntu/+addspec | Register a Blueprint]] in case you have any idea to share with us regarding this project. So, please feel free to think loudly and share with us.
 * '''Spread the word as much as possible'''. You can create some Artwork if you are a Graphics Designer (no need to be expert) and add that to [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StartUbuntu/Artwork | Artwork Page]]. You can use the Social Media as well which is a very good way to spread the word. If you do have a blog, it is so nice of you to write a post about this project. If you have a personal website, that would be even better specially if you have many visitors. If you run a Computer Shop or Company, this is an amazing chance to reach to more people. There are tons of ways to help us to spread the word :)
 * Some Real-Life activities would be super helpful and great as well. Telling your friends, mates, etc. Show your friends Ubuntu or any of its variants and explain to them some basic features to attract them. There are tons of things you can do :)
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 a- Join [[https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-comms | Lubuntu Communications Team]]. = Communications =
 * Join [[https://launchpad.net/~startubuntu | StartUbuntu Team]]. Once you do, you will be automatically subscribed to the mailing list where all our communications can be found. You can view the public Mailing List Archive [[https://lists.launchpad.net/startubuntu/ | here]] if you wish.
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 b- Start your email with '''[Start Ubuntu]''' tag.
 
 c- If you have accounts on Facebook and/or Google+, please join us on [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/CommunicationsTeam/WOWLubuntu#Social_Network | WOW Lubuntu Social Network Pages]]. If necessary, we can also create a new individual page for '''Start Lubuntu Project'''
 * We can use [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InternetRelayChat | IRC]] for Live Chat too ([[http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=ubuntu-start | #ubuntu-start]] on [[http://www.freenode.net | Freenode]]).
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 d - We can use [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/ContactUs#Live_Chat | IRC]] for Live Chat too == Social Media ==
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 * '''Please, have a read at [[https://blueprints.launchpad.net/startubuntu/+spec/use-hash-tag | this very important note]]''' :)
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Communications Channels are very important to make this a successful project. ||<tablestyle="float:center; text-align:center; width:25%; background:#F1F1ED; margin: 0 0 1em 1em;" style="padding:0.5em;"> [[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Startubuntu/661184110573398 | {{attachment:facebook96.png}}]] || [[https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/107493089987186139898/107493089987186139898/posts | {{attachment:google+96.png}}]] || [[https://twitter.com/Start_Ubuntu | {{attachment:twitter96.png}}]] ||
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=== Phase 3 ===

Before we start anything, we must prepare something for the Windows XP Users in order to make life easier for them. Some or most if not all of them may never heard about Linux. Some of them think Linux is only for hackers, programmers and geeks. We need to explain to them what is Linux? we need to explain to them that [[http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm | Linux is not Windows]]. We need lots of efforts here. The most important technique is to be simple, plain and easy. No complications and no geeks stuff. '''Linux for a better easy life''', that is our motto.

For that, we need our own version of some kind of comparison between '''Ubuntu and its variants and Windows XP'''.

[[amjjawad]] will take care of writing that but your contribution is very much welcome :)

One of the secret weapon will be Lubuntu 14.04. As per The Head of Lubuntu Developer, the plan is to make 14.04 an LTS Release. If that will become reality, this is a huge success itself. A great move and push for this project. Why? simply because most for Windows XP Users are running Windows XP on old machines. Chances are slim they are using it on the modern machines which are being solid with Windows 7 and Windows 8 these days. Unless of course they downgraded from Windows 7/Windows 8 to Windows XP.

Not to worry, with the full set of Ubuntu Family, with 8 systems from Ubuntu to Kubuntu to Xubuntu to Lubuntu and others, Windows XP Users will be dazzled, no doubt about it :D


=== Phase 4 ===

The actual action will start from this Phase. However, we are not yet ready to approach the users directly, there is a pre-step to that. In this Phase, we must approach as many projects, communities, organizations, etc as possible. The more people know about this, the better. Using the Media is very important. Our voices must reach to the whole world. In order to achieve that, we must approach first some communities, etc.

Some of the suggestions was to approach [[http://www.linuxfoundation.org/ | Linux Foundation]]. Of course, there are many more which will be listed here later on :)

Please, feel free to mention here some magazines, projects, communities that could help us to spread the word.

=== Phase 5 ===

After completing the previous four (4) Phases successfully, it is time to reach to Windows XP Users. If Phase 4 made a great success, other parties will play a great role to help us.

=== Phase 6 ===

The Second goal/aim of this project is to make the world a better place with Linux. Enlighten the world with Linux. People need to see the light eventually and these days, I've seen and heard that some companies are converting from Windows to Linux and go full Linux and this is a reality, not from our imagination :)

Having that said, and since Ubuntu and other family members (Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Kubuntu, etc) aress Linux Distributions, our mission might not be limited to spread the word of Ubuntu, but also Linux in general ;)

So, in summary:
Phase A = Start Ubuntu
Phase B = Start Linux


=== Phase 7 ===

To be discussed later



= Start Ubuntu Members =

Members of this project will be named: '''Start Ubuntu Ambassadors - SUA''' :D
 
To be become a member, please, sign up with your Wiki Page or Launchpad ID here :)

If you don't know how to make a Wiki Page, please see [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/GettingInvolved#How_to_Join.3F | this guide]] ;)

== Start Ubuntu Ambassadors ==

|| [[amjjawad]] || The Creator of Start Ubuntu Project and Team Leader at [[Lubuntu]] Team ||
|| [[https://launchpad.net/~nio-wiklund | sudodus]] || Member of [[https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-qa | Lubuntu QA Team]] and Active Ubutnu Forum Member ||
|| [[Ferruck]] || New in the Lubuntu-Community, but knows lot of people still using XP ||
|| SonikkuAmerica (also [[https://launchpad.net/~SonikkuAmerica | Launchpad]]) || Ubuntu user since 2010; fluent in almost all Ubuntu flavors, Ubuntu word-spreader ||
|| [[https://launchpad.net/~joern-schoenyan | Jörn Schönyan]] || Helps with "2000 discs for Munich"-project in Germany ||
|| [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/peter-smout | peter-smout]] || Ubuntu user since 2008, passionate about free software and always willing to learn. ||
|| [[https://launchpad.net/~jopv | Jop]] || I hate Microsoft, and I spread the word of (L/K)ubuntu to everyone :-) I am 14 year old. ||
|| your wiki link/launchpad ID || short introduction about yourself ||
For Banners and Wallpapers, please head to [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StartUbuntu/Artwork | Artwork Tab]] and enjoy the fine art of our talented artwork designer [[rafaellaguna]] :)
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## * [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/GettingInvolved | Getting Involved with Lubuntu]]
 
[[http://youtu.be/7XTHdcmjenI | The Power of Linux - A must watch video]]
 * [[http://iamnewtolinux.blogspot.com/p/about-iamnewtolinux.html | IamNewToLinux]] Project
 * [[http://youtu.be/7XTHdcmjenI | The Power of Linux - A must watch video]]
 * [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/CommunicationsTeam/WOWLubuntu/StartUbuntu | StartUbuntu Version 1]].


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Updates

Welcome

Hello and Welcome to the Home Page of the StartUbuntu Project. This Wiki Page has a complete set of tabs which include everything about the project. You can navigate so easily and choose between 6 different tabs. Thanks for your interest about StartUbuntu. Your help, support and contribution are highly needed and appreciated.

The Project’s Motto

“Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.” — David Frost

What

Starting from 8th of April 2013, StartUbuntu - founded by amjjawad - is a huge international project and a massive community campaign that is aiming to reach out to Microsoft Windows XP Users and offering them - Linux - a modern, unique, stable, fast, almost 100% virus-free, powerful, highly customizable, free & open-source, and community based system which should replace their very old no longer supported Windows XP and breathe new life into their machines. StartUbuntu is simply offering NOT ONLY one 'replacement' for Microsoft Windows XP, but 9 options, 9 alternatives, 9 Operating Systems – Please see Ubuntu Family.

Why

Microsoft Windows will stop supporting Windows XP on 8th of April 2014 – for more details, please read this article

Microsoft is offering two options to Windows XP Users (Small to Medium Business):

  • If your current PC meets the system requirements for Windows 7 or Windows 8, you can buy Windows 7 Professional or Windows 8 Pro from a local retailer or Microsoft Certified Partner.
  • If your PC does not meet system requirements, consider purchasing a new business PC with Windows 8 Pro.

More Details can be found here.

StartUbuntu Project is simply introducing the Ubuntu Family to Windows XP Users. Smile :)

How

No doubt this is a huge project and definitely won't be easy to achieve its goals; it will require lots of efforts, time, energy, strong will, dedication and commitment. However, impossible does not exist in our dictionary and therefore, we can surely achieve our goals and make this yet another successful mission for Ubuntu Family.

This project requires a Master Plan.

Master Plan

Please see Master Plan Page.

HOWTO Help?

Thank you for your help and support. We appreciate your interest and passion to spread the word of Linux. Please, read the below steps:

  • Read StartUbuntu Wiki Page - the same page that you are at right now and check the 6 different tabs.

  • Sign up by adding your name to the Members Page.

  • Join StartUbuntu Team on Launchpad - You need a Launchpad Account for that. It is a needed step for internal communications between the members of this project.

  • Join our official IRC channel, #ubuntu-start on Freenode IRC. While this is optional, many Ubuntu community members use Internet Relay Chat to communicate.

  • Register a Blueprint in case you have any idea to share with us regarding this project. So, please feel free to think loudly and share with us.

  • Spread the word as much as possible. You can create some Artwork if you are a Graphics Designer (no need to be expert) and add that to Artwork Page. You can use the Social Media as well which is a very good way to spread the word. If you do have a blog, it is so nice of you to write a post about this project. If you have a personal website, that would be even better specially if you have many visitors. If you run a Computer Shop or Company, this is an amazing chance to reach to more people. There are tons of ways to help us to spread the word Smile :)

  • Some Real-Life activities would be super helpful and great as well. Telling your friends, mates, etc. Show your friends Ubuntu or any of its variants and explain to them some basic features to attract them. There are tons of things you can do Smile :)

Communications

  • Join StartUbuntu Team. Once you do, you will be automatically subscribed to the mailing list where all our communications can be found. You can view the public Mailing List Archive here if you wish.

  • We can use IRC for Live Chat too (#ubuntu-start on Freenode).

Social Media

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Startubuntu/661184110573398

https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/107493089987186139898/107493089987186139898/posts

https://twitter.com/Start_Ubuntu

Promotional wallpapers

For Banners and Wallpapers, please head to Artwork Tab and enjoy the fine art of our talented artwork designer rafaellaguna Smile :)

See Also

StartUbuntu (last edited 2014-10-07 12:46:12 by amjjawad)