Bontu-Mintu’r Adda

In Bangladesh, the Linux Mint and Ubuntu communities joined forces to organize the biggest Linux users get-together in the country. 400 people signed up for the event which was organized in the University of Dhaka and streamed live on

The event lasted 4.5 hours. Users talked about Linux, they described their experience and they enjoyed a troubleshooting session where speakers got the opportunity to answer questions from the crowd. With the permission of J.T.S. Moore, they also projected the film Revolution OS. Finally, t-shirts were sold and DVDs were given to participants.



  1. That does not surprise anyone …

    In Bangladesh great ideas have crystallized to create progress and prosperity amongst its nationals.

    For a Third World country, the movement GNU / Linux is a blessing because it is not binding to the financial dictates from the great corporations or the slavery of the patents.

    This “joint venture” amongst mintubunt communities is a positive example of collaboration for all who are moved to the ideals and platforms of the Free Software and Open Source.

  2. Wow, this is amazing. That is pretty awesome to see how Linux is even used in third-world countries. I hope the use of open source will spread throughout the whole of Bangladesh.

  3. What a great idea. It’s good to see that there a number of Linux Mint communities around the world. More is better though.

  4. The revolution (a entirely non violent one at that) that free software creates is a sign of what human beings are capable of. In lots of ways human beings haven’t changed in thousand of years, we still have wars, disease, and poverty. But there is always hope that we shall overcome all of it through the means of empowerment. Free software personifies that. A revolution that is classless (in the true sense of the term) costless and border-less and empowers people to better their lives. Long live the free software movement.

  5. I wish my Mexico would be as happy to adopt GNU/Linux as Bangladesh

    Here my university (and many others) don’t take time to promote techonologies.

  6. what’s happened to mint!? i used to use it all the time but spent some time testing other distros and when i come back you’ve gone to a dvd release that contains very little extra than the cd, so why not just compress it all into one cd!? also, in searching for packages, the website used to host .mint files for installation, whatever happened to that!? now i’m stuck looking through a list of like 3,000 packages just under the internet category and it’s difficult to read what any of them are… this has really gone downhill, i’m not sure why any of these changes were made. i don’t think there is any way to view these as positive changes. you’ve lost a user.

  7. Welcome to our Bontu-Mintu-friends that are trying to free from corporate slavery of any patents by using open-source GNU. I do highly apreciete them. Good wishes my friends !

  8. That’s nice kind of reminds me, when Saturn auto’s had rally’s i
    realy like my Mint Isadora good luck LInux

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