[opensource] We Need a Linux Install Fest!

Paul Betts paul at paulbetts.org
Wed Oct 28 21:57:20 EDT 2009


> Does anyone know of a way on a Vista or 7 installation of how to
> check if Bitlocker is in use?

Ah, this is easy - the system drive (i.e. usually C:) will have a Lock
icon in Explorer

On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 6:16 PM, Michael S. Yanovich
<yanovich.1 at buckeyemail.osu.edu> wrote:
> 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
> approaches.
>
> --
> 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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