[ubuntu-us-ma] Wednesday Evenings

Drascus enchantedvisionsband at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 9 02:44:30 BST 2009

I don't think we have to worry no one is going to throw a window's 7
party unless you work for microsoft. Just watch the ad for having a
launch party: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cX4t5-YpHQ This is pretty
much the lamest thing I have ever seen. Microsoft has given people every
reason to never have a launch party. It's hard to have much of a party
after everyone has spent like $200.00 for substandard software. not to
mention you will all be broke after that. But after spending all the
hours getting it set up only for it to run slow as molasses will pretty
much suck any life out of a party. youtube actually had to disable the
comments on this post I am guessing because of all the flamming and

Mike C. 

On Sun, 2009-09-27 at 00:08 -0400, Martin Owens wrote:
> Hey Bill,
> It's good that your trying to think up new ways to advocate Ubuntu, we
> do need more people to be thinking of great new ideas. But I'm not sure
> this idea could be allowed under our Code of Conduct:
> http://www.ubuntu.com/community/conduct
> This prevents us from being rude and disrespectful, and this includes
> crashing parties. Although it may be useful to ask some of these people,
> who we know as friends, why they are throwing parties in Microsoft's
> honour.
> Although I don't know anyone that is, not even to claim the gratis copy
> of windows 7. But like I said, keep thinking about how we can share what
> we have in the FLOSS community with everyone.
> Best Regards, Martin Owens
> On Sat, 2009-09-26 at 19:09 -0400, Bill Simonds wrote:
> > I had some ideas for evangelizing Ubuntu. Microsoft is setting up
> > Windows 7 parties, where people have meet-ups to evangelize Win 7. I
> > was thinking of taking a laptop and crashing the parties to show them
> > how they could get all this cool software for free. We could take
> > Ubuntu disks and give them away at the windows 7 parties.
> > 
> > We'll show people that they can run the disk w/out installing if they
> > wish, and when ready do a dual-boot install, keeping Win around for a
> > while longer...until they're ready to get rid of it for good.

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