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Re: [vox-outreach] Any word on GTC day 2?
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Re: [vox-outreach] Any word on GTC day 2?



I forgot to add that nobody knows the root password to the demo machine! I
can't think of why it would be needed short of installing software, but sudo
with "apt-get install" as an allowed command might be a help in future
demos, there were several people to whom I spoke that I'd have liked to show
specific software packages that suited their needs (RoseGarden, various
network configuration tools, and so on) to show that they are available. We
might want to make an ISO to recreate the hard drive after every demo so we
can just give the demo'ers root access without fear of damaging the install

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David King" <ketralnis@ketralnis.dyndns.org>
To: <vox-outreach@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2004 9:39 PM
Subject: Re: [vox-outreach] Any word on GTC day 2?


> Assuming that day 2 was today (as I write this, Thursday), it went great!
I
> had a blast personally, and took pictures for the group.
> http://ketralnis.dyndns.org/~ketralnis/GTCPhotos.tar (compression had less
> than 4k effect, it's 22mb so watch out! I'll leave it up for 10 days, so
try
> to hurry and get it). I can write up captions if anyone wants me to, but
> most are companies to whom I spoke that use Linux. We were right next to a
> company called Tadpole Computers that makes SPARC and Intel laptops that
run
> Solaris. The Google web accessories, for instance, run Linux. Sun's Java
> Desktop is based on SuSe. Novel just bought SuSe, and so I made sure to
get
> pictures of them, too. The lady at the Novell booth seemed very interested
> in presenting to LUGOD, and I gave her a few business cards. She assured
me
> that the merging will not discontinue SuSe's availability. I got a free
copy
> of the most recent SuSe from them, I don't have a use for it so I'll try
to
> bring it to the next LUGOD meeting I attend. I had my iBook running
PowerPC
> GentooLive to show off, we gave away a ton of Knoppix and GNU-Win-II CDs
and
> had a lot of questions asked. A huge number of small-business owners and
IT
> managers and the like showed deep interest in "taking the plunge" and
asked
> for advice on migration configuration and such. Our booth seems to have
done
> a lot of good :) Microsoft did a presentation on "Mobile Windows," talking
> mostly about Windows XP Tablet Edition and Windows PocketPC. I met a lot
of
> people with questions about BSD, which is good because I'm a BSD user,
> myself. I tried not to advocate too much in a Linux User's Groups booth
;),
> but it was very useful to the users to be able to talk about both. Most
> people that had heard of Linux seemed to be interested in learning more,
and
> the people that hadn't heard of it seemed to just walk past the booth, so
it
> seems that the focus needs to be public awareness. I got a lot of people
> saying things like "You guys are doing a good thing, this is a corporate
> computing world and that needs to end" and a lot of people very
enthusiastic
> about what we're doing and rooting us on, so to speak. Those that hadn't
> heard of Linux that did attend the booth were very excited that Knoppix is
a
> "Do no harm" solution, and that we offered the GNU-Win II CDs to get a
feel
> for OpenSource. Not many people played with the demo machine, but a lot
were
> surprised that I had it running on my iBook and wanted to play with that.
>     In general, it was a great day (I might show up for it, same shift,
> tomorrow (Friday), but I can't make any promises. We got the word out, and
> everyone that I spoke to was enthusiastic about the OpenSource movement
and
> about Linux in general. Hopefully the Novell people will get in touch with
> us for speaking at a meeting, but if not I'm sure we can contact them and
> give it a shot.
>     Get ahold of me if you want to know more!
>
> David King
> http://ketralnis.dyndns.org/~ketralnis/
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Bill Kendrick" <nbs@sonic.net>
> Subject: [vox-outreach] Any word on GTC day 2?
>
> > So what's the haps? :)
> > I hope today went alright!
> > -bill!
>
>
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