[ubuntu-us-ma] Who's experienced with offering Ubuntu conversions?
danny.piccirillo at ubuntu.com
Wed Jul 8 07:37:05 BST 2009
Mhm, yeah. That's all pretty straightforward-- can't upgrade someone who
depends on software to which there's no alternative for Ubuntu. Do the new
iPods work with Ubuntu? I thought they didn't, unless you jailbroke them or
something. What's the best way to migrate data? Use some software to backup
the entire drive or just use an external hard drive to copy files over?
Also, should we bother with dual-boots, or no?
On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 02:02, Cam Cope <maccam94 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just some quick notes on how I approach an Ubuntu conversion:
> I do computer repair work. If a person has gotten a particularly severe
> spyware or virus infection, or if Windows needs to be reinstalled, or if the
> computer is old, I ask the user what they do on the computer.
> In particular, if they only use it to
> -Browse the web
> -Check email
> -Download pictures from a camera
> -Listen to music (make sure they don't use the iTunes Music Store)
> -Word Processing
> Then I make the pitch. I do this as computer repair work, and charge by the
> hour. Pricing would probably be a bit different if you're trying to offer
> this service on its own.
> Watch out for the following pitfalls when sizing up a conversion:
> -Incompatible hardware (it's getting rarer, but be careful with ATI
> graphics cards, Lexmark printers, eyc)
> -Music subscriptions/DRM
> -Specialized software/hardware
> That's all I can think of off the top of my head.
> On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 4:21 PM, jimi o'beirne <jimobeirne at gmail.com>wrote:
>> I'm running out shortly to get some stuff done for tonight but am willing
>> to help you where I can. I have run a successful consulting company in the
>> past and have just started up as an LLC again.
>> Jim O'Beirne
>> On Tue, 2009-07-07 at 15:13 -0400, Danny Piccirillo wrote:
>> I've done conversions for friends, but i'd like to start doing this for
>> money now. For everyone experienced with this, can you give me and anyone
>> else interested some tips/advice? How did you get started? Who did you
>> target first? How did you market yourself? Do you do housecalls/drop
>> offs/what? What's the entire process of a conversion? How much do you
>> charge? What are common problems, things to avoid, etc, etc, etc.
>> Again, this is mostly for the ubuntu businesses group, but it's relevant
>> anyone who helps people do conversions to ubuntu.
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