[sf-lug] Ubuntu project for the housing project - latest info

jim stockford jim at well.com
Wed Jun 20 11:00:51 PDT 2007

    i like the idea of installing several different
distros, maybe several different configurations
of each distro. It's a great idea to get user
feedback. And it does seem more realistic to
commit to more than a single day/afternoon.

On Jun 20, 2007, at 10:53 AM, Tom Haddon wrote:

> On Tue, 2007-06-19 at 18:27 -0700, Michael Blanc wrote:
>> Everybody ready?  Here's what I have been able to learn from Kami at
>> this point:
>> The destination location for the computers is an already-existing,
>> though un(der)used computer learning room located in a public housing
>> complex on Haight at Buchanan. There are already about five machines
>> there with NT or Win2000, which are semi-usable, and which we should
>> probably leave as they are on this occasion. Some other machines are
>> there which are not in use, with and an unknown number of extra
>> monitors, amount of spare parts, etc. The nature of the
>> network/Internet hookup is unknown, but is presumed to exist in some
>> form (cable, DSL?)
>> The equipment which is to be received (on Thursday, I think), consists
>> of bare units without screens, kbs, or rodentae, but it sounds as if
>> they have ethernet cards and possibly CD drives.
>> Kami's intention is to start classes there for school kids, which
>> sounds like a worthwhile goal. She wants to teach OPEN OFFICE. Can we
>> supply an installation of it? She has also mentioned a vesion of
>> Ubuntu for schools called Edubuntu, but this is a lower priority,
> http://www.edubuntu.com/
> If this is what's wanted, it would probably be a good idea to
> install/test it upfront. It also looks like the current version 
> includes
> out of the box support for LTSP which might be a nice consideration for
> lower resource boxes. Check out http://www.edubuntu.com/Download for
> more details...
> I'll download these CDs and bring them along (all three).
> Personally, I think it's unrealistic to do all the testing and
> installation in one afternoon. It would be nice to install a few
> different distros, and then have the users test them and give us
> feedback - we could then come back and configure the one that seems to
> fit best a week later or so. What do people think of that idea?
> Thanks, Tom
>>  certainly at this point. I recommend that we bring several
>> distributions and then see which one works (best). Bring screwdrivers,
>> not the alcohloic kind. Even bring some bootable 3.5" diskettes for
>> diagnostic purposes.
>> We'llsee how far we get. It may be that all we could do is plan out
>> what to do next time; maybe we get the whole thing done that
>> afternoon; we'll just see what we see.
>> Where and when for this:            310 Haight Street (at Buchanan)
>>                                                 This SATURDAY (June
>> 23) 1 P.M.
>> The place is called the Hayes Valley South Learning Center, but Kami
>> said there is no sign to that effect. The facility is essentially a
>> public room inside the project. A woman named Gloria is our contact,
>> though Kami will be there for sure.
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