[ubuntu-uk] Please help with research
nigelverity at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 12 12:22:18 UTC 2011
I think this is an excellent idea but it will, in some cases, result in getting Ubuntu tested by users who have not specifically identified a need to change from Windows/Mac.
There must be quite a lot of us who have already successfully encouraged somebody to migrate. As long as they have not gone the whole hog and become total Linux nerds then their experiences should be very informative. Paradoxically, if we have got somebody to try Ubuntu, but they've decided not to migrate, that could actually be even more valuable.
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> 1. Please help with research ... (Barry Drake)
> 2. OggCamp 11 (Alan Pope)
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> Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 15:47:01 +0100
> From: Barry Drake <bdrake at crosswire.org>
> To: UK Ubuntu Talk <ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Subject: [ubuntu-uk] Please help with research ...
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> Hi there ... At last night's ubuntu-adverts meeting, I arranged an
> experimental survey for research. I hope some of you can consider
> helping with it.
> First, find one or more willing volunteers from among friends.
> Volunteers need to be 'Ubuntu Virgins'. They are computer literate,
> but have no experience at all of any flavour of Linux.
> Give them a Maverick 10.10 LiveCD and ask them to run it and
> familiarise themselves with Ubuntu. After a week to ten days, arrange
> to interview them and make out a report.
> There are no specific questions; just ask them how things went, and
> report back on their findings, what problems they found, and what they
> would have liked to do but were unable to find a way of doing it. Note
> their overall impression and whether they would consider moving to
> Ubuntu. Please give reasons for or against. The interview needs to be
> conducted with great sensitivity and a good listening ear. If all goes
> well, you should hardly need to say anything; just listen!
> I have placed an etherpad at: http://openetherpad.org/cZDc393hcW for
> feedback and comments. Please consider helping with this. If you are
> in contact with other locos/groups, you might care to forward this to
> Kind regards, Barry.
> Barry Drake is a member of the the Ubuntu Advertising team.
> Message: 2
> Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2011 09:56:04 +0100
> From: Alan Pope <alan at popey.com>
> To: British Ubuntu Talk <ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Cc: Oggcamp <oggcamp at ubuntu-uk.org>
> Subject: [ubuntu-uk] OggCamp 11
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> Hullo LoCo!
> We (Ubuntu UK Podcast & Linux Outlaws) have just announced that we'll
> be holding another OggCamp this year. Apologies if you see this
> announcement in numerous places, we're trying to get the word out :)
> OggCamp 11 will be held on the 13th & 14th August at Farnham Maltings
>  in Surrey and it's free to attend. Details are on our website .
> We have put the basics about the event up on the site, and will add
> more information as we have it, including travel and accommodation
> As with last years event we'll have a few rooms available for people
> to give talks about things that interest them. The event isn't
> specifically about Free Software or indeed Ubuntu & Linux, but it does
> lean heavily in that direction. If you'd like to talk about something
> that interests you, do come along, grab a slot and rock on.
> We're actively looking for sponsors of the event, so if you know any
> groups/companies who might be interested, do throw them our way.
> Contact details on the site .
> Although entrance is free we'd ask that people sign up at Eventbrite
>  so we can get an idea of numbers ahead of time. If you later find
> you can't make it, do let us know so we can release the ticket.
> We'll be announcing more details over the coming months on both Linux
> Outlaws  and the Ubuntu UK Podcast , and of course we'll update
> the main site  too.
>  - http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=51.211731&lon=-0.797696&zoom=18&layers=M
>  - http://oggcamp.org/
>  - http://oggcamp11.eventbrite.com/
>  - http://linuxoutlaws.com/
>  - http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/
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