[ubuntu-us-nc] asheville news

Daniel techknow at internalkernel.com
Wed Sep 2 20:08:03 BST 2009


Just wanting to confirm that this meeting is still on... since it's a 
couple days away. I'm definitely looking forward to it.


On 08/07/2009 11:31 PM, Mike Holstein wrote:
> looks like we will be having a meet and greet in asheville on saturday 
> september 5th... right now i have the space reserved for 11am to 2pm, 
> not that we need 3 hours for it... so, if you would like to come, and 
> have some preference as to a time that morning/afternoon, let me 
> know... also, if you know some folks over this way, let 'em know about 
> it, and feel free to share any of my info with them... the space is 
> the firestorm cafe <http://www.firestormcafe.com/> downtown 
> asheville... very cool place, although it might be a little hard to 
> find if your not familiar with asheville... its kind of a co-op type 
> thing where the workers part-own it, and they run ubuntu on several 
> public internet terminals, as well as the business computers... i'll 
> send more details as needed, and as i get the time nailed down...
> ...also, an update on the Woodland Hills Church Learning Center ubuntu 
> project i'm working on... i've had the computers for a week or so, and 
> i'm taking them back on monday... i ended up with 3 decent dells 
> (around 1ghz, with 512 ram) and the printer is working well, and i set 
> up samba on there so windows computers (and hopefully macs, but i did 
> not have a successful test from osx 10.3) can connect to the 
> printer... i set up a dropbox account for them to sync files... i put 
> a booklet together about how to connect a windows machine to the 
> printer (with screenshots from xp) and how to find and make a folder 
> in the dropbox folder... i also did some screencasts showing how to 
> open, create, save, and print a document in OpenOffice (also opening 
> firefox, and some dropbox activity)... i'm going to try and get 
> everything nailed down on monday so the staff can kick the tires... 
> the kids don't come til thursday... i think monday i'm going to put 
> them on static IP's, and lock down the UI a little more, and try doing 
> some stupid things and see if i can make something break... I've 
> already answered some questions in the past from the staff like "my 
> spell check doesn't work, all it does is underline the words", so i'm 
> expecting some problems, but i think ubuntu will be more natural 
> feeling than windows 2000... anyway, wish me luck...
> -- 
> MH
> 828.250.0037
> http://www.myspace.com/mikeholstein
> http://atlantalinuxfest.org/
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