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    Introduction to Ubuntu and FOSS - discussion

    My goal in this discussion is to work out a 2 hour 'event' plan for NY LoCo members to be able to use at community demonstrations. This would be geared toward the 'switcher' thinking of making a switch from Windows to Linux.

    The thought so far is to have a 1 hour demonstration (details below) coupled with an additional hour of people being allowed to ask questions, look at machines, get install CDs and be told about upcoming install fests (and other events).

    1 Hour Demonstration Ideas:


    Option I:
    If possible have two projectors -- one with a machine with Windows and Ubuntu on the other. At the start of the event we want to let people know how easy it is to switch and we walk them through a dual-boot install. Other than showing how easy it now is we get to show them how fast it is.

    Start of Event:

    • Have a slide up on the Ubuntu machine that explains what Ubuntu is and what FOSS is
    • Have the Windows machine at the desktop
    • Welcome everyone and do a brief introduction
      • Introduce all team members who will be participating
    • Introduce the person who will be performing the Install on the windows machine
      • Show the install CD being inserted
      • Reboot the computer
      • Walk through the basic steps
      • Once the process is started have the install person introduce the person doing the Ubuntu basics presentation
    • Ubuntu Basics (on Ubuntu machine) demonstrate the following while observing the install progress. When the install is done turn it over to the installer briefly and have him show people that the applications just shown to them are all installed by default. No extra time will be required to set them up.
      • Show OpenOffice
      • Show FireFox
      • Show Evolution
      • Show Rhythmbox
      • Show GIMP
      • Show F-Spot
      • Show printer setup
      • Show add and remove programs
      • Show system update
      • Show pulling pictures off a camera that was being used while the demonstration was going on
    • Finish by putting up a slide on the newly installed Ubuntu machine that show all the upcoming events (hopefully an install fest) and cover the following topics on the other machine.
      • Why open source is secure
      • Why the Ubuntu community is important in supporting each other
      • How to get help with issues when using Ubuntu (Launchpad, Wiki and Forums)
      • Open the event up to being able to come and 'experience' the computer and ask questions of the LoCo members in attendance

    Option II:
    If possible have two projectors -- one with a machine with Windows and Ubuntu on the other. The Windows machine should be a default install with no extra software installed. Have one demonstrater use the Windows machine and another on the Ubuntu machine.

    • Have a slide up on the Ubuntu machine that explains what Ubuntu is and what FOSS is
    • Have the Windows machine at the desktop
    • Welcome everyone and do a brief introduction
      • Introduce all team members who will be participating
    • Ubuntu Basics demonstrate the following programs and have the Windows demonstrator show the matching applications on the Windows machine. Make sure to emphasize that these are both 'default' installs. When the Windows demonstrator can not match the application on default install have him shrug his shoulders. The Ubuntu demonstrator should open the application and then motion to the Windows demonstrator
      • Show OpenOffice
        • Word Processor | Word Pad
        • Presentation | Shrug
        • Spreadsheet | Shrug
        • Drawing | MS Paint (half shrug)
      • Show FireFox | IE
      • Show Evolution | Outlook Express
      • Show Rhythmbox | Windows Media Player
      • Show GIMP | Shrug
      • Show F-Spot | Shrug
      • Show printer setup | Add Printers
      • Show add and remove programs | shrug
      • Show system update | Windows Update
      • Show pulling pictures off a camera that was being used while the demonstration was going on (plug the camera in to the Windows machine to see if it works or needs 'drivers')
    • Finish by putting up a slide on the newly installed Ubuntu machine that show all the upcoming events (hopefully an install fest) and cover the following topics on the other machine.
      • Why open source is secure
      • Why the Ubuntu community is important in supporting each other
      • How to get help with issues when using Ubuntu (Launchpad, Wiki and Forums)
      • Open the event up to being able to come and 'experience' the computer and ask questions of the LoCo members in attendance

    Option III:
    If you can have three computers and projectors then combine the above two demonstrations together by adding in the Ubuntu install.

    Make sure you have live CDs to hand out and informational sheets on Ubuntu, the wiki, the forums and your local LUGs, SIGs and meet ups.

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    Re: Introduction to Ubuntu and FOSS - discussion

    I like these ideas, but it's hard to do that without the resources. If only ;-;

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