We're from the lebanese loco team and came here for assistance(seeing that there is no general loco forum, if this section is inappropriate, mods please move this).
Our goal is to get people to know more about ubuntu in our country(where technological retardation is rampant) , so that people can decide which alternative to opt for. The following presentation is aimed at both high-school and university audiences.
Part I: Ubuntu born from the word 'Open Source'
- Defining the word Ubuntu; Explaining the slogan Linux For Human Beings:
- A short brief about GNU/Linux & UNIX and what is a distribution in Linux.
- After that going through what is open source, without open source Mac OS X wouldn't be here.
- B. Delivering The "Free Software Promise"
- The Economics Are Different:
- - Available globally, free of charge
- - Free security updates for a predictable period
- - Real commercial support available from many companies
- The Culture Is Different
- - Community governance and structures
- - Open to all participants, at all levels ( How you can see Ubuntu used by Enterprises at the same time by normal users, no "Enterprise editions" etc. Trusted by everyone )
- - Transparency
Part II: Software in Ubuntu
- Software stability, making the system more stable
- Explaining what is packages - Giving some credit for Debian and GNU/Linux
- Ubuntu comes with every software you need preinstalled(Web browsing,IM,Office suite and so on )
- - It's up to you to choose which app suits you the best, depending on your preferences features you require
- Listing the alternatives ( OpenOffice.org = Microsoft office ) and so on
- Ease of installation and management and how all software comes from one repository
Part III: Comparison of Windows & Ubuntu
- Reminding people of Windows
- How it won the marketing battle ( because there was no user-friendly linux which Ubuntu now offers, FUD, monopoly... )
- Advantages/Disadvantages over Windows (Speed/Security/Stability)/(Compatibility)
- How you should do maintenance for Windows as if you're maintaining a car, from scanning for viruses, running defrag, and how Ubuntu runs on a more minimal system and so on...
- $150 for an OS ?!
- How commercial licensing is annoying & piracy consequences
Part IV: Certifications: Ubuntu is the answer, not the alternative one
- How Ubuntu is used by Dell,HP & IBM, and backed up by cannonical/
- Used in Major companies for there servers & some for their desktops
- Promising a bright future for Ubuntu
- Encouraging to contribute
- How to get Ubuntu ( Interested audience will get an Ubuntu CD )
Finally we let users feel it practically, by showing off compiz for example and other stuff.
For the original post with all suggestions see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LebanonTeam/Presentations
This presentation is also going to be translated in French and be edited as a censored version with no microsoft mention whatsoever(Only way to get accepted in some establishments).
Any suggestions and advices on getting things up and running are welcome.
JosephMarc(speaking in the name of the leb loco team)