[opensource] We Need a Linux Install Fest!

Michael S. Yanovich yanovich.1 at buckeyemail.osu.edu
Wed Oct 28 21:16:15 EDT 2009

Paul, it looks like that Bitlocker is only available on enterprise and 
ultimate editions of Vista and Windows 7. I am not sure which versions 
Microsoft will be installing at this Install Fest but I am pretty sure 
they won't be giving away there most expensive version to students. 
However, I do agree that we should check with students to see if they 
have it on their hard drive. Does anyone know of a way on a Vista or 7 
installation of how to check if Bitlocker is in use?

Also must agree with Paul again I do like Swaney's idea of "Now that 
you've got Win7, add Ubuntu as well and have both!"

I do think we should have several distributions available for users to 
choose from. I was thinking this could be a start:

Ubuntu, Kubuntu, OpenSuse, Mandriva, Linux-Mint, maybe Fedora?

This doesn't have to be the "de-facto" list this can change as the date 

Michael S. Yanovich
yanovich.1 at osu.edu

On 10/28/2009 09:10 PM, Paul Betts wrote:
> (Oops, hit enter too fast)
> I really like that pitch that Brian suggests - "Now that you've got Win7, add
> Ubuntu as well and have both!"
> On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 6:09 PM, Paul Betts<paul at paulbetts.org>  wrote:
>>> I do think this is possible we just need to start talking to people. I think
>>> getting a room in the basement of the SEL right next to the Microsoft room
>>> would be a great idea and a great way to spread the word. Also Brian Swaney
>>> suggested that we could advertise or mention that we could keep their
>>> Windows installation alone and install Linux side by side and let the user
>>> have the option via the Grub bootloader.
>> Make sure that you don't install Linux on people with Bitlocker enabled, it will
>> hose their bootloader - most people won't have it, but you *really*
>> don't want any
>> cries of "You broke my computer!!"
>> --
>> Paul Betts<paul at paulbetts.org>

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