I'm actually a Debian user, but I have been following the Ubuntu distribution very closely, and it is only my lazyness that has so far prevented me from actually switching to Ubuntu, as I find Ubuntu very appealing.
Reading a danish Linux-forum, I saw that it was possible to order CDs of Ubuntu without any cost, and I just ordered 10.
My initial plan was to get my friends hooked up on the idea of trying out Ubuntu first, but the idea evolved into thinking about putting up some sort of poster on my local university campus, and hanging/attaching a pair of Ubuntu Live-CD/Installer CDs to each poster, so people could try Ubuntu out, by taking home a copy, and when done, returning them, or optionally just writing me a mail that they kept the CD, so that I can order new ones.
My intention is for the poster to give a short summary of what Ubuntu is, and why trying it out would be a good, fun and hazardless experience. But this is where I come up short, I have little experience in making such posters, and would really appreciate if someone could do the posters, so all that I would have to do is to print them out, hang them up, and supply the Ubuntu CDs along the way as people take them.
Anyone interested in following up on this? As I am no Ubuntu user myself (not even GNOME, I use fluxbox ) I would have a hard time () highlighting the advantages of Ubuntu compared to what I am otherwise used to.
Obvious pointers are of course:
- No viruses / spyware
- Easy updating of all your software
- A above-and-beyond support in form of a great community
- Regular updates to your software
- Easily customizable desktop enabling you to do what YOU want, with the software you want
I'm sure you have many more, any takers?