[SATLUG] State of the SATLUG
sargonemail at gmail.com
Sat Jan 22 14:22:27 CST 2011
Based on RE: "[SATLUG] Install's at the computer show"/not
enough help at show && SATLUG mailing list subjects for
past several months; has anyone at SATLUG recently looked at
things/approaches that can be done w/o needing to have added
"installation" help at the show?
a) go see http://www.control-escape.com/linux/contents.html before requesting
b) Video on DVD of how to do an install (some available on web)
with additional help available from the SATLUG list.
(or perhaps a group at SATLUG putting together this!)
c) Try out a disk FOSS software in the comfort of <insert your non-linux
One non-live cd/dvd resource is http://www.theopendisk.com site.
From http://www.theopendisc.com/ about page:
OpenDisc is a high quality collection of open source software (OSS) for
the Microsoft Windows operating system.
From http://www.theopendisk.com about page:
"The OpenEducationDisc is a modification of the OpenDisc format by
Teachers and Computer Specialists with a passion for education. The
purpose of it is to provide students with the software that they need to
complete school work at home. Most students don’t have jobs and it is
unfair to ask for them or a parent/guardian to buy expensive software
to get the best out of their education. Hence everything is free and we
encourage you to make copies of this CD and lend it to you friends.
d) Providing support for selecting an appropriate "live-cd" (vs.
a live cd/dvd) to try out before requesting a computer show install.
e) Providing a "newbie" wiki section on the SATLUG page
with commentary/support/suggestions provided by SATLUG members.
www.linuxnewbieguide.org (has a downloadable non-technical
pdf linux guide for newbies)
Newbie's Linux Manual. http://tldp.org/nlm/.
One-Page Linux Manual. http://www.powerup.com.au/~squadron/.
Rute Users Tutorial and Exposition. http://rute.sourceforge.net
linux && sec info for newbies : http://newbiecenter.net/
short cut commands : http://www.unixguide.net/linux/linuxshortcuts.shtml
Ideas for newbies to bring with them to SATLUG meeting :
Advanced newbie section:
Sources for freely available books on line.
Google "linux" : http://www.google.com/linux
General articles of interest submitted by SATLUG members:
3 KDE newbie friendly distros :
Newbie guide to minilack : desktoplinux.com/articles/AT9660431774.html
General software search sites :
Ok, that's my commentary based on the past several months SATLUG postings.
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