[ubuntu-us-ma] Is Ubuntu-centricity holding us back?

Martin Owens doctormo at gmail.com
Sun Apr 25 14:32:10 BST 2010

Hey Bill,

On Sun, 2010-04-25 at 02:07 -0400, Bill Ricker wrote:
> We already have in Greater Boston a no-limits Linux User Group,
> BLU.org,
> Boston Linux Unix, that does any-distro installfests, and which is
> open to
> even commercial Unix -- which explains why it is the only LUG older
> than
> Linux. BLU will have a booth at LinuxCon this summer here in Boston.
> It
> could really use some younger members,

It could, but then again the mission of the BLU is to be a user group.
Your standard every day pizza eating and commercial talks type show.
Which is great for a certain distinguished kind of nerd but lacks the
real get up and go of any sort of social impetus that I see hunger for.

> so Danny and anyone else wishing to
> be active outside of Ubuntu be welcome to join us there.

I'd recommend people go to BLU when they are showing something that
interests them, I've been to a few myself and it can be fun. But they
don't have very many "Getting Involved in your local community center"
type talks.

Also I think the BLU is LONG overdue for a new website. It's not 1992
any more. Perhaps the kids aren't excited by bare bones black on white.

> Last week, we heard
> about using a commercial product, Dragon Naturally Speaking, under
> Upcoming: 

Sounds good, where you there? did it work?


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