[ubuntu-us-mi] wtf?!

Robert Citek robert.citek at gmail.com
Sat Apr 18 06:29:12 BST 2009

On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 1:49 PM, Jeff Hanson <jhansonxi at gmail.com> wrote:
> Being stubbornly against something scares off
> moderates who could be converted.

In addition to being converted they could become part of the
distribution network.  Scare them off and it's harder to grow the

> I don't have a problem with fixing Windows systems and installing FF, OOo, and Gimp along with a demo of
> Linux but when proposed they start whinging about "liabilities" and the like.

My solution to that is to not install FF, OOo, Gimp or other software
for Windows.  Instead, I use Portable Apps:


In fact, what I do is uncompress the downloaded apps to a folder on my
Windows desktop, burn that folder to a CD, and distribute the CD.  If
people want to run the app they can simply copy the folder to their
desktop or USB key and run it.  No installation required.

- Robert

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