[ubuntu-us-ma] Wednesday Evenings

jay at lentecs.com jay at lentecs.com
Sat Oct 10 01:28:10 BST 2009

Actually they gave free copies of windows to people who signed up to throw a party.  They only did so many per area but there are a lot of them going on.  Its actually a pretty go way to build support for new releasrs, which is why so many foss communities do it.  Not to mention they are doing $30 student editions and $150 family 3 packs, they are really pushing hard to get conusmers to upgrade. Windows 7 is going to make it more difficult for consumer linux distros, and likely wipe out many of the netbook distros.  Finally from what I have seen its the best os to come out of redmond in a long time.  

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-----Original Message-----
From: Drascus <enchantedvisionsband at yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 08 Oct 2009 21:44:30 
To: Ubuntu Massachusetts Local Community Team<ubuntu-us-ma at lists.ubuntu.com>
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-us-ma] Wednesday Evenings

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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