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Re: [activities] Call for participation: SLUG Bootcamp
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- Subject: Re: [activities] Call for participation: SLUG Bootcamp
- From: Del <del@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 09 May 2007 01:26:51 +1000
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For technical and simplicity reasons, the computers will all be running Ubuntu
on Tap. It is important that we are not too derisive of Windows or of
other software/environments. People are not going to want to try FOSS if we
insult their current choice of software.
Is there any real reason for this, apart from "SLUG is an acronym for Sydney
Linux Ubuntu Group". I'm certainly not going to be sending along any clients
or co-workers or friends, who are only using Red Hat and/or Fedora, to bring
their laptops or systems in and learn Ubuntu. I also can't really see any
reason to present a talk if I have to talk about Ubuntu. I would be interested
in giving a talk on using Samba + FDS + smbldaptools + LAM to create a usable
LDAP backed samba domain for Windows PCs but I don't really want to go through
the agony of getting FDS running on Ubuntu and in any case one of your general
notes says "don't cover apps that aren't easy to install in Ubuntu", so that
rules FDS out (never tried LAM on Ubuntu so I can't comment).
It seems we are in the realm of "don't insult their current choice of software,
as long as that choice is Ubuntu".
We haven't required Ubuntu as a distro choice at installfests in the past,
why are we doing that now?
Babel Com Australia
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