[Ubuntu PA] [Project] Girls Inc date shifted to June 9th
lyz at princessleia.com
Sat May 26 12:53:33 BST 2007
On Fri, May 25, 2007 at 11:01:23PM -0400, Kevin Valentine wrote:
> I have more updated information on what's happening with the Girls Inc
> project. Sorry if the plans seem a bit slippery. It goes through about
> 3 or 4 other people before getting to me. At this point I'm just trying
> to keep the plan consistent. The date for going to Girls Inc. has
> changed to June 9th. I talked with them (Greg and Terri) over the phone
> for at least an hour today trying to settle everything. The 9th seemed
> like the best compromise.
Good. I'm busy the 10th - but the 9th works great for me!
> Here's a rough sequence of events that I've gathered from all parties:
> 1) The 10 PCs from the Philly Stock Exchange are sitting at Girls Inc.
> right now.
Do we have specs? I am wondering if we're going to want to go with
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu or Edubuntu.
> 2) Greg has been able to get one of those PCs at the CVG (Computer
> Volunteer Group) location.
> 3) The CVG is going to install MS Windows XP/2000/whatever onto the
> PC, plus a bunch of other software: anti-virus, anti-spyware,
> anti-whatever, and I guess a bunch of education software for the kids.
> All that stuff is up to the CVG and Girls Inc.
> 4) When installing/configuring is done for the MS install, Terri plans
> to do an image of the PC's disk, just in case we Linux people have any
> accidents ;-)
All sounds good.
> 5) At this point the PC will get Ubuntu Linux installed. This is
> still a gray area. There area a few options here:
> a) I or we go to the CVG location to install / configure Ubuntu on
> that PC
> b) The PC gets dropped off at my house or office where I can do
> the install with a group of people
> c) A CVG member brings the PC to the June 2nd Ubuntu Install-Fest
> at NTR for installation
Option c is probably the best - that's the last weekend before June 9th
AND if CVG people are coming anyway to learn how to install Ubuntu on
their old Macs...
> 6) Both installations are well documented so they can be repeated by
> 7) The PC is given back to Terri to create another disk image of the
> dual boot system.
> 8) That disk image gets transferred to the other 9 disks of the other
> PCs (they're all the same hardware).
> 9) On June 9th we meet at Girls Inc. at 10am with 10 systems fully
> prepared. If the girls show up (still not sure about that), we walk
> them through an installation on 1 or 2 PCs. If they don't show, we just
> demonstrate how they function to the coordinator at Girls Inc., take a
> few pictures, eat lunch, and then wrap it up.
It would be /really/ great if the girls came.
Do we have local newspaper contacts yet that we can submit photos and
event info to?
> Feel free to tear this apart. There are items that need more
> clarification. Do we install Childsplay or Gcompris for educational
Do we have any idea how old the girls are?
> Should we create custom splash screen for grub? I still have one I
> made for the NTR Linux laptop project. We could reuse it. We should
> do this for the install-fest too.
If it's non-trivial for the Girls Inc ones - sure, since we're just
doing mirrored installs across them. Installfest... not sure, I wonder
if our time would be better spent kicking tires of new installs than
adding splash screens. Just my $.02 :)
> Oh yeah, another thing Terri mentioned was that they have a batch of
> Macs in the CVG basement. She asked if the CVG volunteers could bring
> those Macs to the install-fest to learn how to install Ubuntu PPC
> installed on them. I told her that we're prepared for that. Hmm, that
> could bring 3-4 more registrations.
That would be great.
> When things get more settled, I'll create a poll in the forum to see who
> will be available to help out. Please reply with your comments / questions.
"When things are more settled" I'll be dropping a note to the PhillyChix
list too - hopefully we can get some volunteers for the bit with the
girls through that.
Elizabeth Bevilacqua // Lyz at PrincessLeia.com
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