[opensource] Winter Involvement Fair

Sean Carrick equality72521 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 1 13:50:27 EST 2006

Ubuntu CDs should also work well in that there's windows open source
software for those who were mainly curious and not quite ready to
install Linux, and in my experience, the Ubuntu LiveCD runs pretty
quickly compared to say, knoppix, and hardware compatibility seems to
behave better than DSL at times.  There's my mostly irrelevant
observations, considering that when we have a big box of Ubuntu,
that's what's best to give out :)  Ubuntu's own CD folder has a fairly
good explanation on how to use each CD already, letting us concentrate
on more informative rather than howto information probably.  What is
Linux is a very good idea, considering that the otherwise informative
CD folder contains a whole back page on "What is Ubuntu"  while only
putting linux into their "linux for human beings" subtitles.

On 12/31/05, Alexander J. Lingo <lingo.13 at osu.edu> wrote:
> I was thinking. If we have a booth, and are handing out CD's, aren't we
> going to just leave those adventuous souls who try Linux without any help?
>  I think we should have an install/help/introduction session planned for
> those who are interested, and then put the time and date on the insert.
>  As for the insert, I think it should have a few different parts. Let's say
> we do a fold-out card. So, we would have two outside faces, and two inside
> faces in which to put information on.
>  So, what three or four things do we want to get across? How about these:
>       1. A welcome message/title page ("We hope you take the time to try
> this software...")
>       2. What is Open Souce/Free Software?
>       3. What is the Open Source Club?
>       4. What is Linux? (Since we are handing out Ubuntu CD's)
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