ubuntu-us-nj Trenton Computer Festival April 25-26

Tan Chen tantanchen at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 14:48:48 BST 2009


I would agree that some live systems would be a good idea. I didn't
know how easy it was to use ubuntu I tried it.

On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 9:41 PM, Dossy Shiobara <dossy at panoptic.com> wrote:
> On 4/13/09 9:18 AM, n2vip at verizon.net wrote:
>> Joe, all:
>> I can't commit to time at the table, but just a few thoughts:
>> - I think it is good to have some CD-Rs w/Ubuntu Linux (9.04) - but no
>> need for a great number, but a few for those interested would be helpful.
>
> Seriously, in 2009, is downloading a CD or DVD .iso that much of a hurdle?
>
> Perhaps design a 4-up postcard-sized guide to downloading and installing
> Ubuntu, print a hundred or two of those and hand them out to anyone who
> wants it, rather than burning a crapload of CD's or DVD's.
>
>> - TCF may not be a place where you'll find "newbies", and non-newbies
>> will have tried Ubuntu (or any other Linux/*BSD) already
>
> Right!  What would be more valuable than handing out install media could
> be setting up a few live Ubuntu and Debian machines at the booth with
> the latest of everything shiny and cool to let folks try out.
>
> Especially important are those non-newbies who think they know what
> Linux is because they "tried" it a few _years_ ago and formed negative
> opinions of it.  If you give them a very low-barrier-to-entry way of
> re-evaluating it with a live system at the TCF, they may reconsider and
> give it another shot.
>
>> - Providing pointers, a friendly face, and help with minor frustrations
>> should be the goal of the booth - reinforcing interest
>
> Booth babes and hunks!  :-)
>
>> I just gave a couple presentations in my community on linux (in general)
>> this month, and most attendees had tried Linux a few years ago but had
>> problems - they will want to know if their personal itches have been
>> scratched (yet)...
>
> +1.  Exactly.
>
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