[SATLUG] State of the SATLUG

C P 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?

Such as:
  a) go see http://www.control-escape.com/linux/contents.html before requesting
      an install

  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
      OS here>.
      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.

     OpenEducationDisc
     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.
just providing
      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.

     "Reasoning" resources
      http://wiki.softwarefreedomday.org/Marketing/FOSS101
      http://www.whylinuxisbetter.net/
      http://makethemove.net/
      http://www.oss-watch.ac.uk/
      http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/FLOSS_Concept_Booklet
      http://www.linuxhotbox.com/msn-for-linux.htm

      www.linuxnewbieguide.org (has a downloadable non-technical
                                             pdf linux guide for newbies)
      http://www.linuxhelp.net/newbies/
      http://www.linux-howto.com/LinuxGuide/
      http://www.linuxnovice.org/
      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/
      http://www.linuxstart.com/
      short cut commands : http://www.unixguide.net/linux/linuxshortcuts.shtml
      http://linuxcommand.org/

      Ideas for newbies to bring with them to SATLUG meeting :
      http://laptoplogic.com/resources/50-ways-to-impress-your-geeky-linux-friends

    Advanced newbie section:
    Sources for freely available books on line.
    http://thelinuxnewbie.blogspot.com/2006/08/how-to-pick-linux-distro-distribution.html
    http://lwn.net/
    http://loll.sourceforge.net/
    Google "linux" : http://www.google.com/linux
    http://www.tuxfinder.com/
    http://linuxfinances.info/info/linuxinfo.html#RPM2HTML
    http://tldp.org
    http://www.execpc.com/lsm/
    http://webwatcher.org/
    http://www.comuno.com/linux/
    http://www.woodsmall.com/linux.htm

    General articles of interest submitted by SATLUG members:
      3 KDE newbie friendly distros :
      http://www.linuxtoday.com/news_story.php3?ltsn=2011-01-22-003-35-RV-DT-KE
     Newbie guide to minilack : desktoplinux.com/articles/AT9660431774.html
(adv)http://www.linuxtoday.com/news_story.php3?ltsn=2011-01-21-021-35-OS-BZ

     General software search sites :
     launchpad.net
     freshmeat.org
     sourceforge.net

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Ok, that's my commentary based on the past several months SATLUG postings.

Craig


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