[ubuntu-uk] Leaflets

TheVeech theveech at gmail.com
Thu May 3 12:35:09 BST 2007

On Thu, 2007-05-03 at 11:03 +0100, Josh Blacker wrote:
> On 5/3/07, Kris Marsh <moogman at gmail.com> wrote:
> > And most importantly: Why should I use it?
> >
> > Maybe before we decide what we want to tell people, we really need to
> > decide *who* we are talking to, and what we want to tell them as the
> > big picture?
> >
> > I like the Ubuntu specification way of doing things. A bunch of Use
> > Cases may be ideal here:
> >
> > - Grandma doesn't really know what a computator is, or what an
> > Internet is, but she hears good things on the TV and she wants to be
> > able to learn.
> > - Jeff is a father, and wants to buy a new PC for his kids. He's
> > really looking for something to help them learn as well as have fun.
> > And of course, he doesn't want to worry about maintaining the machine.
> > - Sarah works in a SMB, and is asked to look for cost effective ways
> > to integrate more technology. She's heard of this Linux thing, so
> > would like to know more.
> Another big target would be the student market - none of us have lots
> of money to spend on either expensive hardware or software, so trying
> to increase use among university/college students would be a good move
> I feel. I write for my student newspaper and am hoping to do a feature
> on ubuntu next (academic) year as it is.
> Josh
> (p.s. - Hi! Have been on the mailing list a couple of days now, new to
> linux and ubuntu but very keen!)


The advice I was given, though, was that I had enough work to do
already, so it was better not to mess about with a new OS.  Things are
easier these days, but if you find any of your friends taking it up,
it'd be great if you could point them in the right direction for help
and advice.

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