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elizabeth
July 24th, 2008, 06:06 PM
Kevin Valentine posted the following project information on our mailing list (https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-us-pa) this week:


Iíve decided to limit my presence at NTR. Instead of going there up to
3 times a months Iím dropping it down to once a month - only during the
Bring a Computer Workshop. Thereís not much to do with the NTR Linux
Laptop project anymore. Weíve finished all the laptops that are capable
of accepting DSL. Now they just need to be sold. Last I checked there
are 2 in the store and 10 in the warehouse. So before or during the
Workshop, we can attempt to do the following:
1) enter products into database
2) check inventories
3) make sure Ďfor saleí laptops are setup and demonstrating correctly

The Bring a Computer Workshop is a great way to interface directly with
the people that we think need our help the most. So far, almost every
time Iíve gone to one Iíve installed Ubuntu onto a PC. Either as a dual
boot (Win + Ubuntu) or just straight Ubuntu. I donít force it either
(: I give an honest effort to help with their Windows problem but there
are many times when a fast 1/2 hour Ubuntu install just gives them what
they want: a functional PC. The only way it works is if they truly
understand what youíre giving them AND you understand what they need.
If they can only use AOL or Netzero dialup or NEED MS Word for
work/school, then you know the responsible thing to do.

Look forward to seeing some of you there next month. Hereís the
calendar for more info on the time and place:
http://www.meetlinux.com/calendar/