djay.il at gmail.com
Thu Oct 22 07:53:47 BST 2009
On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 9:28 PM, John Abbott <fewclues at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am not inclined to rock the boat. I can only speak for our group
> here in the Tip of Texas. Of the 18 of us, 11 began testing Ubuntu
> 9.10Alpha #1 the day it became available. Not many of us have room for
> additional hardware so most dual boot with 9.04. We've turned in a lot of
> trouble reports.
> When I made the initial request to become a LoCo I may have shot myself
> in the foot by mentioning that we are probably the oldest aged group on
> Ubuntu. I live and teach in a retirement resort as well as the community
> Library. Our oldest Ubuntu User is an 84 year old woman who had never owned
> a computer before moving here in 2005.
> It the qualifying that is the hurdle for most of my members. None of
> them have a programming background and it took me two years to get them to
> use the terminal and command lines. When we planned our launch party we
> determined to hold it in the party room of the biggest pizza parlor in
> Southern Texas. We will have free pizza - free as in FLOSS! and we will
> have local TV Network coverage. We'll do it as the ToT-LUG.
Is there still anyone who doesn't consider this worthy of becoming LoCo???
This one beats the hell of "My mom uses Ubuntu!", that's more of "My
grandparents using Ubuntu!" style.
I like it.
John, you are my hero now.
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