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babbling
March 27th, 2006, 02:32 PM
As we all know, Windows Vista is coming out within a year from now. Current release dates seem to be November for business editions and January for consumer editions.

It's rather likely that Microsoft will have some sort of "launch events" at stores for at least the Vista consumer editions, and it's also rather likely that many people will be disappointed with Vista, considering the steep system requirements. Shouldn't we be doing something to hopefully cheer them up? Around that time Ubuntu will be at Dapper Drake + 1.

I'm interested in knowing how people would feel about handing out CDs of "the new Ubuntu" outside Vista launch events? Would anyone be interested in participating? I envisage pairs of Ubuntu people at as many stores as possible around the world, with Ubuntu t-shirts on, handing out Ubuntu/Kubuntu LiveCDs and installation CDs.

So... thoughts? Suggestions?

endersshadow
March 27th, 2006, 02:35 PM
As we all know, Windows Vista is coming out within a year from now. Current release dates seem to be November for business editions and January for consumer editions.

It's rather likely that Microsoft will have some sort of "launch events" at stores for at least the Vista consumer editions, and it's also rather likely that many people will be disappointed with Vista, considering the steep system requirements. Shouldn't we be doing something to hopefully cheer them up? Around that time Ubuntu will be at Dapper Drake + 1.

I'm interested in knowing how people would feel about handing out CDs of "the new Ubuntu" outside Vista launch events? Would anyone be interested in participating? I envisage pairs of Ubuntu people at as many stores as possible around the world, with Ubuntu t-shirts on, handing out Ubuntu/Kubuntu LiveCDs and installation CDs.

So... thoughts? Suggestions?

You'd be kicked off of private property so fast your head would spin...but good luck :-D

Note that if you want to do this, you'll need a permission and possibly a permit from the owner of the establishment (be it a mall, a plaza, or a solitary store) in order to solicit outside of their store. If you can get that, I'd be impressed...

bonzodog
March 27th, 2006, 02:35 PM
hrm..this sounds like a good idea. Sabotage a windows launch with linux...

NeghVar
March 27th, 2006, 02:38 PM
You'd be kicked off of private property so fast your head would spin...but good luck

Ya, nice plan but they will ask you to leave, if you don't leave at that time you will likely be arrested for trespassing. Also note that if there is a sign on the door saying no solicitation you can be arrested for trespassing without the notice.

midwinter
March 27th, 2006, 02:39 PM
Hmm.. kind of like Jehovah's of the tech world. Or something. Let people be perhaps. :)

Sheinar
March 27th, 2006, 02:42 PM
You'd just seem like a crazy Linux zealot. Likely put off more people than you'd convince.

Stormy Eyes
March 27th, 2006, 02:44 PM
Handing out CDs outside of Microsoft events is like a Jehovah's Witness handing out Chick tracts outside of a D&D convention: it'll only make you look dumb, and it won't help your cause.

simon_is_learning
March 27th, 2006, 03:22 PM
Handing out CDs outside of Microsoft events is like a Jehovah's Witness handing out Chick tracts outside of a D&D convention: it'll only make you look dumb, and it won't help your cause.

True - Attacking leads to deffending.

As a Christian I have simular problems - I want to make people listen but they got to many prejudices.

Don't force yourself on to anybody.

Stormy Eyes
March 27th, 2006, 04:22 PM
As a Christian I have simular problems - I want to make people listen but they got to many prejudices.

Word of advice: don't blame on prejudice what can be attributed to lack of interest.

PapaWiskas
March 27th, 2006, 04:36 PM
Handing out CDs outside of Microsoft events is like a Jehovah's Witness handing out Chick tracts outside of a D&D convention: it'll only make you look dumb, and it won't help your cause.

You know I usually agree with Stormy on most points. But this time, I am afraid...that once again, I agree.

Now standing outside the convention in a TUX suit, that would be most fun I think.

p.s. D&D conventions ROCK!!!

KingBahamut
March 27th, 2006, 05:09 PM
Hmmmm... I have a better idea.

lets fly a plane over One Microsoft Way and rain down boxes of parachuted ubuntu (boxes of 100 should do it). =)

Ive got a friend that has a Cessna Caravan, we could probably do it if we have a enough CDs.

Zeroangel
March 27th, 2006, 05:27 PM
Hmmmm... I have a better idea.

lets fly a plane over One Microsoft Way and rain down boxes of parachuted ubuntu (boxes of 100 should do it). =)

Ive got a friend that has a Cessna Caravan, we could probably do it if we have a enough CDs. Nah, just replace UN food aid packages with ubuntu linux CD's. When they do food drops over the impoverished african villages the people will be overjoyed and they will be all like "YAY! Free Linux!" and then they will promptly forget about their starvation and dying.

briancurtin
March 27th, 2006, 05:39 PM
I'm interested in knowing how people would feel about handing out CDs of "the new Ubuntu" outside Vista launch events? Would anyone be interested in participating? I envisage pairs of Ubuntu people at as many stores as possible around the world, with Ubuntu t-shirts on, handing out Ubuntu/Kubuntu LiveCDs and installation CDs.

So... thoughts? Suggestions?
if i saw people doing that id probably never use ubuntu again

Stormy Eyes
March 27th, 2006, 05:57 PM
Nah, just replace UN food aid packages with ubuntu linux CD's. When they do food drops over the impoverished african villages the people will be overjoyed and they will be all like "YAY! Free Linux!" and then they will promptly forget about their starvation and dying.

Give 'em free porn instead.

NeghVar
March 27th, 2006, 06:40 PM
Now standing outside the convention in a TUX suit, that would be most fun I think.

You must have seen that colleges attempt to do that when Balmer gave his speach.

wolfee
March 27th, 2006, 08:25 PM
Heres what I'm doing, Im putting together the iso's from automatix,multivers and univers dvd, as well as anthing else I can get iso's of to install on my friend's computers to their use and requirements (can't spell good) I believe in one on one Linux discipleship ya jw's are smart and if we do 1 on 1 with are frieds they will tell others!!! Linux is #$%^&* free!!! People like free stuff!! All we have to do is set up systems for them that work!! People will convert to linux if they know it's safer than microshaft. After the xp "most comprimised os ever" scandle their ready!! I know allt of people intrested if I show them how it works. Ubuntu is easy to use!!!

cbudden
March 27th, 2006, 10:41 PM
Give 'em free porn instead.


Lol :D :D