[opensource] We Need a Linux Install Fest!

A. J. Lingo lingo.13 at osu.edu
Wed Oct 28 13:29:23 EDT 2009

I appreciate your offer to help, Scott. It sounds like a wonderful idea.

I do wonder, however, if it would be possible to get a room in the SEL at
the same time. Make it easier for people to install both at the same time if
they desire.

Also, Scott, Michael was not seriously berating Alek for his choice of OS,
it was only a friendly ribbing. No need to accuse him of a sense of elitism,
even if you are more fair and enlightened ;-)

-- Lingo

On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 12:50 PM, Scott Merrill <skippy at skippy.net> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 12:16 PM, Michael S. Yanovich
> <yanovich.1 at buckeyemail.osu.edu> wrote:
> > I think we should either have a Linux Install Fest on the same day as the
> > Windows 7 Install Fest. We could either host this in our office, the
> > computer lab in Caldwell or maybe we could try to rent a room somewhere
> near
> > the Science and Engineering Library (the location where the Windows 7
> > Install Fest is), and around the same time as the Windows 7 Install Fest
> > too.
> I can probably (help) reserve a room for you guys in Scott Labs, which
> is right next to SEL.
> > *Unfortunately our current President isn't setting a good example of
> using
> > an "Open Source" operating system. At the moment he is currently using
> Mac
> > Book Pro with only Mac OSX on it. :(
> May I suggest that the Open Source club not adopt your sense of
> elitism? In the Real World(tm), you'll be hard pressed to find any
> organization that uses exclusively open source software from
> end-to-end. A good computer user should use the best tool for the job.
> Sometimes a closed solution is the best one for the job.
> Moreover, open source software encompasses A LOT more than just
> operating systems. I use Mac OSX on a MacBook Pro because it was
> issued to me as part of my job. I use open source software atop the
> closed source OS as much as possible; and I advocate open source
> software when it's appropriate.
> Cheers,
> Scott
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