[Ubuntu Chicago] Ubuntu Chicago Team in action
patlgreen at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 04:32:29 GMT 2007
Well, it would seem Sundays are the best days for everyone. That is fine.
However, I am in the last 2 weeks of a play I am in and we have Sunday
Matinee shows. Let us see...who is up for 11/25 or 12/2?
BTW, as we speak, more than 10% of the students are now using Ubuntu and
more want it on Monday. We kinda got a strange mini revolution going on
So, for Ubuntu meetings at the college, we will have some rookie members.
We gotta start documenting this stuff. Jim, please write down in detail
here everything you can remember about Ashley's lap top. Make brand
problems solutions partitioning method, what brand deodorant you were
Rich...observations based on your tour and conversations with Brooke.
Robert, tell us about the Ubuntu preinstalled laptop you sold to Matt.
On Nov 8, 2007 6:28 AM, Wally Valters <deepsky99 at gmail.com> wrote:
> That sounds like fun, and that it is for a good cause as well. During the
> week is sketchy for me, but on the weekends I generally have more time.
> On Nov 7, 2007 7:57 PM, Jim Campbell < jwcampbell at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Thanks for your note, Pat. And thanks for inviting us out.
> > On 11/7/07, Patrick Green <patlgreen at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Though I have been on the Ubuntu Chicago mailing list for some time,
> > > last night was the first time I saw them in action. Last night Rich and Jim
> > > came to assist some of the students where I teach part time, Christian Life
> > > College in Mount Prospect.
> > >
> > > Furthermore, Robert came to offer college student friendly priced
> > > laptops and hardware.
> > >
> > > Maybe there were only 10 students at the event and 3 guys from the
> > > list, but it was worth it.
> > I agree! :)
> > A student I had loaded Gutsy on was having trouble with her wireless.
> > > Jim diligently stuck with her machine and got it working. There was an
> > > Ubuntu install performed on another students computer as well along with
> > > serious interest from another one who will install it soon.
> > Actually, she had initially loaded Gutsy onto her machine, but she said
> > that she somehow messed up the install, and decided to reinstall the OS. She
> > only had a Dapper CD available, so she used that. We backed up her
> > data, and then put Gutsy back on her machine, and Gutsy had her wireless
> > card up and running out of the box. :-)
> > We did go through the wireless troubleshooting guide, though, and in the
> > process she learned a few basic command-line commands . . . "ls =
> > list, lshw = list hardware, lspci = list pci . . . ," good times!
> > Rich also got a tour of the campus to see the classroom offered to the
> > > Chicago Ubuntu team for use along with the server room that we will
> > > hopefully linuxise soon, and the computer lab.
> > It's too bad I missed this. I was looking forward to checking things
> > out.
> > [snip]
> > > Here is the opportunity I see. The students are appreciative of the
> > > help. The school is appreciative of the opportunity. These two students
> > > with Ubuntu PC's are going to spread the word. Now comes the fun part.
> > >
> > > Once we get Linux on the server, the school can see the improvements
> > > to their infrastructure. This is a small college and they are tight on
> > > funds. I can see within a year all the office and lab systems becoming
> > > Ubuntu PC's if we as a community work with their community. Now, this may
> > > not be a large college, but it IS a nationally accredited four year school
> > > which would be a feather in the cap for this group, Linux, and Ubuntu.
> > >
> > > [snip]
> > I'm definitely interested in helping out with this. It is close to
> > where I work, so I could stop by in the evenings or whatever. I don't have
> > a good handle on what all would be involved on the technical end. From what
> > i gather, it'd mostly sounds like a file & print server setup, but I think
> > there was a bit more to things.
> > When can we discuss and get a plan together? Is there anyone else who
> > would be interested in helping on this?
> > Jim
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