The Ubuntu Experience

Ubuntu: “I am what I am because of who we all are.” A translation offered by Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee. Similar to a saying: A single straw of a broom can be broken easily, but the straws together are not easily broken.[

Good Day Readers;


I hope and pray that everyone is doing well.  I’m doing really well at the start of this year.  Aside from some really crazy weather up north and even down here, 2011 has been good to me and I Thank God.


Since I am in the IT industry I decided that I would look into the Linux side of things.  One of the coolest Operating Systems I have come across is Ubuntu.  It’s an open source operating system which means that anyone can download it for FREE (I’m all about that…lol).  The advantages are that it’s stable, clean, secure and, because it’s open sourced, there are tons of developers that are constantly improving and bringing fresh ideas to the system so, the operating system itself improves a lot quicker than others.  So I took the plunge and downloaded my copy of Ubuntu and will be installing on my machine.  I also do some side work so I will also encourage my clients to do the same as it really is easy to use.


I decided to do some research on Ubuntu and found something really interesting.  The name itself comes from the Bantu Languages of southern Africa.  The name focuses on relationships and allegiances with people, one with another.  I find that very refreshing since, as a Christian, I try hard to spread the Gospel of Christ with others so that we will have that connection and bond between brothers and sisters in Christ.  Of course, when I read the definition of Ubuntu I immediately got my Bible and looked for scripture to even further solidify what I writing right now.  Here is one passage:


Deuteronomy 22:4 (Whole Chapter)
Thou shalt not see thy brother’s ass or his ox fall down by the way, and hide thyself from them: thou shalt surely help him to lift them up again.

The definition of Ubuntu goes along with this passage.  Allegiance to your fellow man by helping them when they need help is not just the Ubuntu way; it’s also the Christian thing to do.  Let’s look at another passage:

Ephesians 4:25 (Whole Chapter)
Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.

So, you see folks, whether we are installing software or just being good to one another, we should always want to have an Ubuntu Experience.


Until Next Time…