Ubuntu Hits Italian National Television (again)

In May 2008 the release of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS was reported on Italian national television (link to my blog entry). Fabio Marzocca of the Ubuntu-it community was interviewed.

Yesterday a further report was broadcast about the release of Ubuntu 9.10. This time Flavia Weisghizzi was interviewed about the new release, and did a great job: thanks Flavia!

You can watch the YouTube recording here.

One interesting thing about the report is how heavily they focus on the Koala as the mascot of the release. Ubuntu generally takes the view that its release mascots are used only during the development phase, and that the final version when released should be referred to by its version number (Ubuntu 9.10, in this case). However the way that the programme focused on the image of the Koala demonstrates that people will find it easy to associate with such mascots.

10 thoughts on “Ubuntu Hits Italian National Television (again)

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  2. ghabuntu

    Wow. That’s great. Ubuntu has really worked hard to deserve all these publicity. It’s also great to see that mainstream media is beginning to show interest in Linux in general. Thanks for the post

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  3. Flavia

    Matt! I’ve just read this post!
    Thank you very much to report this news!
    Thank you in improving international visibility of Italian Community and our work!

    Kisses

    Flavia

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  4. Michelle

    Wow. That’s great. Ubuntu has really worked hard to deserve all these publicity. It’s also great to see that mainstream media is beginning to show interest in Linux in general. Thanks for the post

    Reply

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