[Klug-general] Re: Kent Digest, Vol 82, Issue 1
marco.bertaglia at googlemail.com
Fri Aug 25 09:52:32 BST 2006
yeah I would like that
by the way, I am trying to sell a cheap assembled PC priced at £350
with Fedora Core 5 pre-installed via www.ebay.co.uk and it does NOT
seem to attract people - maybe because it's Linux and common customers
aren't as keen on it as I would like them to be
One super thing at the kind of meeting you suggest:
two identical PC, side by side, for hands-on demos
one with all Windows-based OS + software
one with all Linux-based OS + open source software
comparable I mean
and a tag with the total price of hardware + OS + software
and then, let the people play and understand ;-))
On 24/08/06, David Halliday <david.halliday at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Just as a funny add-on...
> > It wouldn't play on a friend of mine's 2k box... :)
> > Can't be bothered to fix his wm/ie setup tho'... he refuses open e.g.
> > mozilla options etc... believing proprietry means stability & cleanliness...
> > We've got to beat this psychological brick wall that consumers have
> > somehow...?????????!!!!!!!!!!!!
> > I tried getting in touch with Kent Messenger Group about writing an
> > small? article on the fact that computers need not be so expensive by
> > using open source... but they said it was not in their interest or that
> > of their readers and because it was not community-based? (Their remit is
> > to cover all community-based issues)...
> > Was looking at a spam I got from a certain 'Online XPee shoppe' who are
> > selling computers with linux or no system on... revolution's started...
> > again...
> > Funny thing is, if a certain OS were a quarter of the price, surely at
> > least 4 times as many people (globally) would legalise it...? Does that
> > work economically? Don;t think I'll ever be a fat cat... :-$
> > aleX
> > Fight capitalism with capitalism, boycott!
> Why not do something particularly snazzy for a LUG meeting like a
> bigger or cleverer demonstration that would knock peoples socks off
> perhaps something like keroshi in action (what with the new term
> starting) and get the Kent paper to visit and write the article for
> them or something?
> Do it as a full professional demonstration rather than the usual
> helping install and concept demonstration.
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