[Ubuntu Chicago] Ubuntu Chicago Team in action

Patrick Green patlgreen at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 05:50:44 GMT 2007


Also, I think we need a volunteer to be a recording secretary of all that we
do.  I think there is case study, white paper, and press release material
for Ubuntu Chicago here.

On Nov 8, 2007 11:43 PM, Patrick Green <patlgreen at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am thinking that day would be good.  I think that would be an optimal
> time to analyze the set up as it is, test the hardware, and maybe perform a
> backup of data and draw up our roadmap so we can make the transition as
> smooth as possible.
>
>
> On Nov 8, 2007 11:39 PM, Eddie Martinez < eddiemartinez at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Sunday the weekend 25th is thanksgiving weekend. I dont have plans
> > yet, so I will pencil in this time if everyone else agrees. The 2nd is
> > the day after the ubuntu chicago meeting and I dont think most people
> > would be up for all weekend long hacking. just my thought.
> >
> >
> > On Nov 8, 2007 10:32 PM, Patrick Green <patlgreen at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > 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
> > > here.
> > >
> > > 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
> > > wearing...everything.
> > >
> > > 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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> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
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> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > This has been an Eddie Martinez production.
> > <Please exit in an orderly fashion>
> >
>
>
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