[ubuntu-us-nc] asheville news
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...
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