[SATLUG] Open Source Fest ?

Don Davis dondavis at reglue.org
Mon Mar 14 10:17:22 CDT 2011


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 Get people interested in using free and open source software first and
some may make the transition to (GNU) Linux. It is much easier to sell
somebody on using Libre Office or Blender (arguably the best free
software available) or Gimp than to try and convince them to reformat
their hard drive and use a completely alien OS.&nbsp;
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Very true. Imagine they say "sure go ahead put Linux on." What about
data back up? How many will not have backed up data or been unable to?
What are the chances they'll format anyway and later blame Linux zealots
for the loss of their kitten pictures?

When is the date?

For the slide/ another slide:
What about SPSS -> R ? (Students are likely to use SPSS an $800
statistics package that R replaces (and provides more than).)

What about a transition to FOSS roadmap / flow chart?



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