Ubuntu in national Danish TV again
For the second time in less than two month, Ubuntu has appeared in national Danish TV.
In October the Danish LoCo team had the most insane month ever. We started the month with a big whole-paged article about Ubuntu in the largest Danish tabloid newspaper starring our forum moderator as an example of a Ubuntu user with children using it as well.
Next we had eight articles in various online medias Monday and Tuesday the week of the release – only with Danish perspectives on Ubuntu; the international news about Ubuntu are not counted!
Wednesday in the release week was the big day: National Danish TV (DR1), our equivalent to BBC, had a 25 minutes show about Open Source, where a familiy of four tried Ubuntu in 14 days. They were really happy about it, and intended to keep it. I need not to say, that this show got us all VERY busy in the support forums and other places…
Thursday was release day, and Saturday we held release party in Copenhagen. A busy but very fruitful week! In a two months period we saw an awesome 100% increase in visitors and about 5-6 times as many new registrations in our forum.
So yeaterday, Wednesday, the show did a follow-up on the shows from the last year, and of course they had 5 minutes about the family from October.
They talked to the father of the family and he told they still use Ubuntu. It is free, it is good, and it is easy to use. He also told the journalist, that his company with 8 employees all had shifted to Ubuntu! A small like that company can save a lot of money on various software licenses, and since Ubuntu is so easy to use, there is no reason not to shift.
His elleven years old son, however, begs from time to another to have Windows back. He feels somewhat tired of it being so complicated to get his games working properly on the Ubuntu installation. So perhaps a dualboot machine gets into the house someday, and I guess that will do so far.
This reappearance on national Danish TV wraps up 2008 pretty well. It has been a fantastic year for the LoCo Team, and 2009 looks even more promising. Perhaps we will never see a Linux Revolution, but we are definitely participators in a Linux Evolution.
Here you can view all the Press Coverage about Ubuntu with a Danish perspective which we have gathered since September 2008 (Danish).
You can also read Søren Bredlund Caspersen’s blog article about the first appearance on DR1 (English). He and I participated in the show together as the ‘experts’ and we brought the computers to the family.
Danish visitors can see the show again in DR1′s NetTV and the show Pengemagasinet from Wednesday the 17th.