[sf-lug] St. Anthony's event
John F. Strazzarino
jstrazza at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 17 13:44:20 PST 2007
I thought I'd add my two cents worth to this event:
It was a wonderful, well attended event that allowed us to help out those who may be less fortunate than us. I helped three individuals (one with NO space on disk, one who needed a CD-RW installed, one with a Mac with dialup trouble) and they were all very appreciative of my assistance.
We came across several individuals whose Windows had died. Since we legally could not put a copy of Windows on their machine without a license, we were able to show the benefits of FOSS to them. They also were very appreciative.
All in All - a great event
Christian Einfeldt <einfeldt at gmail.com> wrote:
On Dec 16, 2007 2:33 PM, jim stockford <jim at well.com> wrote:
first, just want to reinforce Christian on today's event
Yeah, and thanks to everyone who played a role in making it happen. It was really Tom Haddon and Jim Stockford who got it rolling with Kami, at least insofar as our LUG is concerned. There were a lot of people on the other end, St. Anthony's end and the City's end that made this such a success.
Also, Daniel Gimpelevich played a really huge role in getting the FOSS boxes working. He and Jim came over to the school several times and helped get Ubuntu installed on the boxes and did trouble shooting.
Anthony's -- it was a lot of fun and i think for at least some people
the FOSS element played a significant role.
This is very true. We got FOSS installed on several boxes, and brought to life machines that were given up as dead by the Windows people. This is not a slam on the Windows people who were there, because they did a great job in referring people over to us, and I'm sure that they helped a lot of people, too! (I mean to the extent that you can actually *help* people with Windows, which is a question in my mind, but I don't want to sound like a GNU Linux bigot [true confessions -- I am a GNU Linux bigot, but don't tell anyone, heh])
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