Installfest ideas

Aaron Haviland orion at
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?)

Aaron Haviland
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