[ubuntu-uk] Leaflets

Matthew Larsen mat.larsen at gmail.com
Thu Jun 14 03:57:07 BST 2007


Ello all

It could be like a 3 step leaflet: Download, Burn, Install. Put
another page full of 'myth-busters' (ie no it wont wreck your windows
install, you wont lose data if you partition right, etc.

Couple of screenshots and performance comparisons, quick explanation
of the FOSS movement and bang :) you have a leaflet. Maybe you could
bundle a CD with it.

My 2 pennies

Regards,

On 13/06/07, Darren Jones <darren1207 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I am new to linux. I have just built my first system and decided to give
> linux a go. I installed the latest version of ubuntu and was really
> impressed; I already prefer it to windows. Your idea sounds really good and
> if people become more aware of what it is really about more people will
> switch.
>
> Darren.
>
> On 12/06/07, James Tait <james.tait at wyrddreams.org> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I've been a bit quiet of late, but I have been lurking.  One of the
> > topics that caught my eye on the UK list was Popey's suggestion about
> > leaflets [0].  There was a lot of discussion on the topic, then it just
> > seemed to fizzle out.  I'd like to resurrect the topic.
> >
> > I'm batting about some ideas at the moment for raising awareness of the
> > Ubuntu name, so "normal" people (you know, Linux for Human Beings and
> > all that?) can start to absorb it into their subconscious and eventually
> > start to ask "So what is this Ubuntu thing anyway?"  I've put a couple
> > of the stickers I got with my ShipIt CDs at eye level in the local park,
> > for example.
> >
> > (There's also a graffiti wall there that I think would look great with
> > the Ubuntu logo splashed all over it, but I'm not sure that sends out
> > the right message!)
> >
> > I intend to put a couple of post cards in the local supermarkets as well
> > with specific messages targeting different audiences -- students, those
> > people who copied Windows from a mate, those whose machines always seem
> > to be virus-ridden, and so on.
> >
> > I think it would be a good idea to involved the Marketing Team on this
> > (I'm not sure what the current status is with the DIY Marketing effort)
> > to get their input and possibly re-use some of their existing work.
> >
> > Having asked a few people to ask me about Ubuntu, I got the following
> > questions to add to the (already pretty long) list already raised in the
> > thread:
> >
> >   > What does the word Ubuntu mean?
> >   > What support would I get if I needed help?
> >   > Does it have a GUI similar to Windows or do I need to learn code?
> >   > How secure is it?
> >   > Is Linux a passing fad?
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > JT
> >
> > [0]
> http://www.nabble.com/forum/ViewPost.jtp?post=10284127&framed=y
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> >
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