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Re: [vox-outreach] WEF Day 3 results?
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Re: [vox-outreach] WEF Day 3 results?

As far as a lot of people traffic it would been more if the weather was better.

Tim and I had a blast. Debating different thoughts on Linux and software and even pronunciation on distros names (ubuntu?) as well as on the variety of people that were seen. Lots of dreadlocks. Dogs too. The canopies were a god sent

A lot of people were asking why they should try Linux. My pitch was is that you wont get nearly any spyware or viruses which is common place in windows. I even told some people that this software wont make them hungry nor thirsty. Other questions included "will it give me a desktop environment", "is my pc compatible", "will my isp support Linux", "can I still watch DVDs and play music", "can I have Linux and windows on my hard", "will Linux work on my Mac", "what do I do when I have a problem". Some questions were so technical that all I heard was "bla bla bla bla, bla". That's when I said "My friend Tim (Riley) will help you with that question". Thanx for being there Tim.

We had approximately 9 ubuntu cd packs and aprox. 10-15 knoppix 3.2 discs. I received info on the status of theopencd and didn't have a chance to make some. This is one of my favorite cds and I believe that it is a good start of the windows user since you can use it during windows operation. I will take the initiative to go to frys and get some quality discs (100?) and make more unless otherwise notified. I will try to drop them off at the next meeting or installfest.

My two cents:
Get a nice sign on a stake that says" free software!" There was a sign hand drawn in ink on paper taped to the laminated lugod sign but the rain destroyed it. A computer is a must. Due to rain it is nearly impossible but it appears that even if we had no rain there still wouldn't be a computer. I would have brought my own. More flavors of Linux. Booth staff wearing t shirts or sweatshirts with lugod and logo on it. Coffee cups, mouse pads and pens. I know that this cost money however that should not be a road block. If I can volunteer my time I can certainly kick down some of my quarter pounder money. We could be aggressive on helping companies with router and computer issues that are so desperately needing people that actually know what they are doing. But alas, I am just talk. My first event that I have volunteered for so I can't be critical nor pushy on any thoughts and ideas. I will however help out in the future and can contribute to the lugod treasury. Not much but something is better than nothing.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Bill Kendrick" <nbs@sonic.net>
To: "LUGOD Outreach" <vox-outreach@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Sunday, May 08, 2005 8:00 PM
Subject: [vox-outreach] WEF Day 3 results?

So how did Day 3 go? I heard word from Chris McKenzie that it was "a blast."
Hopefully noone got too wet!

Where did the left-over 'free stuff' end up afterwards?
I remember Jimbo and Tim Riley were scheduled for breakdown, but they live
in Sacramento. Did it end up there, or were there any LUGODians from Davis
around to snatch it? :^)

And biggest question (so I don't have to try and remember next year when
we schedule for WEF 2006) - how many leftovers were there!? :^)

Thanks, everyone! (And people, send me your photos of the event!)

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