Hello (Muli Bwanji) from Malawi

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Hello (Muli Bwanji) from Malawi

Post by ud6 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:16 am

Hi everyone.. I'm British living in Malawi. Surprises me that so many people use windows in Africa when, given that Ubuntu is an Ngoni word :lol: Anyway, I'm spreading the message of mint in my office and may even be helping in tech development in near future for business development in impoverished areas if we get the grant!(programming).. though I'm an environmental scientist, not a computer programmer per se.

Been using linux (always Ubuntu base) since maybe around 2006, and swapped to mint early on. However, I'm no expert. Only programming experience is in Basic and DOS :lol: a little C, R, VBA and tiny bit of python more recently.

Anyway, love this community and hope that mint continues to go from strength to strength :D

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Re: Hello (Muli Bwanji) from Malawi

Post by kc1di » Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:31 am

Hello ud6,
Welcome to Linux Mint Forums.
Enjoy!
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Re: Hello (Muli Bwanji) from Malawi

Post by phd21 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:33 am

Hi ud6,

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum!
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Re: Hello (Muli Bwanji) from Malawi

Post by lsemmens » Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:42 am

Welcome to this wonderful forum. Out of curiosity, what is the translation of Ubuntu?
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Re: Hello (Muli Bwanji) from Malawi

Post by catweazel » Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:45 am

Hi, and welcome aboard!
¡uʍop ǝpısdn sı buıɥʇʎɹǝʌǝ os ɐıןɐɹʇsnɐ ɯoɹɟ ɯ,ı

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Post by JerryF » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:32 am

Welcome to the forums!
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Re: Hello (Muli Bwanji) from Malawi

Post by WharfRat » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:37 am

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Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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Re: Hello (Muli Bwanji) from Malawi

Post by jimallyn » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:46 pm

Welcome aboard, ud6!
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Re: Hello (Muli Bwanji) from Malawi

Post by ud6 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:28 pm

Thankyou all for the warm welcome!

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Re: Hello (Muli Bwanji) from Malawi

Post by ud6 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:41 pm

lsemmens wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:42 am
...Out of curiosity, what is the translation of Ubuntu?
I'm not best person to ask and only know a bit of zulu. As a word it simply means 'humanity' (buntu=man). However apparently now it has been coopted to take on more philosophical meaning of shared community and cooperation (and interdependence), with various different but similar interpretations related to certain ideals https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_philosophy

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Re: Hello (Muli Bwanji) from Malawi

Post by lsemmens » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:30 pm

I'd read that that was the original thinking of UBUNTU, but was unsure if there was another "local meaning". Thanks, anyway.
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