Dec 21, 2008. The IT Association of Vellore(1), the fort City of Tamilnadu, had organized a day of ‘Ubuntu Dawn’ for its members and general public on at Hotel Aavana Inn, Vellore. More than forty people from Vellore, Aarani and other places of Vellore district got benefitted as a result of this event.
Different modes of Ubuntu installation, Package handling techniques, Tamil features in Ubuntu, Fonts installation, Installation of Windows based applications using Wine were among various topics covered at the event.
While the proprietary accounting application Tally got installed and ran successfully using Wine, it was suggested by Ubuntu Tamil Team that, as a first Step, the resellers and users of Tally Solutions, compel the Tally Corporation to provide them a debian installable also(1).
We expressed hope that alternatives are being looked at by the Community and soon a Free Software replacement would emerge for Tally. A handbook on Ubuntu Basics was also provided(2).
Siva and Sri Ramadoss from Ubuntu Tamil Team conducted the event. We thank Sairam, other office bearers and members of Vellore IT association for providing us with this oppurtunity. Photos will be shared soon..
(2) Ubuntu Tamil Team also requests, if you are an existing User of Tally, to compel Tally Solutions to provide a debian installable for its releases. You can write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.tally.co.in/