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Re: [OCLUG-Tech] Show and tell session for Ubuntu

Not heavy attendance, but 2 profs and 1 student. The real success is that 2 profs turned up (and were quite enthused).

Also I got several "complaints" that it was Saturday and folk (profs and administrators) could not come, so I've offered repeat(s). This applies to anyone who thinks it may be useful. I've a short presentation deck (~10 mins worth) to introduce GNU/Linux, distributions, UIs and the Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu family. I had all 3 on a demo machine. Unfortunately it has to be re-used elsewhere. May try to put slides up on Tux for use by others, and for gradual improvement.

Clearly, though I nominally targetted students, I'm actually happier to teach to the teachers. If anyone has contacts, etc. who would like the session, let's see what we can do. I think the personal touch is the way to go. Of course, be nice to get such a session on TV. Anyone know any producers?


Martin Hicks wrote:
On Wed, Nov 08, 2006 at 04:27:12PM -0500, Prof J C Nash wrote:
I'm arranging a session 9-12 Sat Nov 18 to show students at U of O what
Ubuntu is like and how it installs etc. They're all getting ready to
fork over big bucks for Vista, and when I suggest Ubuntu at $0 they just
don't believe it can possibly work.

I'm hoping to set up several machines, but main bottleneck is human
power to get them from my office to the room across the parking lot,
plus attendant setup and takedown. If anyone is willing and able to
help, get in touch off list (nashjc [ at ] uottawa [ dot ] ca)

Wow...this e-mail got delayed a long time.

How did this go?  Were the attendees interested?