[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu/Linux is still not an OS for the masses - discuss

Matthew Macdonald-Wallace matthew at truthisfreedom.org.uk
Wed Oct 13 15:41:00 BST 2010

On Wed, 2010-10-13 at 15:27 +0100, Paul Jones wrote:
> Mel, I don’t know the answer to that, I assume yes its given out to
> the masses at these events but lets be realistic, who goes to a Linux
> event? Average everyday users? I kind of doubt it and I've never seen
> these CD's being given out publicly in random places.

You obviously weren't in Hereford for Software Freedom Day then!

We handed out nearly 100 Ubuntu/Kubuntu CDs and a similar number of a
custom "open disc" that had both Linux and Windows software on it to
complete strangers who ranged from school teachers to retired engineers.

We had a hugely positive response to it and Herefordshire has at least a
dozen new Linux users as a result - any success rate greater than 5% is
usually considered amazing in marketing! :)


Matthew Macdonald-Wallace
matthew at truthisfreedom.org.uk

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