[ubuntu-uk] Children In Need

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Sat Nov 11 21:12:19 GMT 2006

Hi folks,

I was wondering if any of the members on here are going to do something 
Linux related for Children In Need?

I can't recall who mentioned the idea of doing an install day in aid of 
Children In Need.  I mentioned it to my local LUG although there was 
only slight interest.

Anyway, I decided to persevere with the idea and I have managed to 
arrange a FLOSS related event in Devon with proceeds going to Children 
In Need.

At first I was going to go with the Ubuntu idea although a few of the 
LUG members mentioned other distros and considering I couldn't do it 
all on my own I decided to make it a Linux install day.  Then someone 
else mentioned that some people would find it easier trying some FLOSS 
software such as Firefox, Thunderbird and OOo first.  With this in mind 
I have managed to get a small venue in a conference room at a local 
recording studio.  I'm going to be flying the flag for Ubuntu, I will 
be burning off a whole load of Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu CDs and 
demonstrating Ubuntu.  So far I've mentioned it to two people at work 
whose PCs were in a bad state (PCs riddled with spyware etc).  My dad 
is also interested in trying it out too.

The event I am holding will be on Saturday 18th November in Newton 
Abbot from 10am at The Music Mill recording studio.  If there are any 
members of the list in Devon then please feel free to come along, the 
more the merrier :-)

Hopefully with little events like this we'll be able to spread the word 
and do a bit for charity at the same time.


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