orion at parsed.net
Mon Oct 8 14:41:13 BST 2007
Jason M Normand wrote, on Oct 08, 2007 at 09:32 EDT:
> we should have some kind of demonstration of aptitude and the vast
> amount of software available. i suspect one of the things that turns a
> lot of people off is not seeing any "linux" software when they walk in
> to local stores. And for people really using linux for the first time
> most likely don't know how competitive the basics really are.
> Demonstrations of open office, thunderbird, gimp, vlc, games, etc. plus
> a talk about wine would be good. Let people know there are alternatives
> to ms and adobe and they are easy to install. I am willing to cover
> some of this some help would not hurt.
Maybe someone could print up a handy reference card of common apps,
useful for the new user. (Maybe such a thing already exists?)
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