[Nottingham] Computerphile

David Aldred davidaldred at gmail.com
Thu May 30 15:14:09 UTC 2013

If the idea is to get interest, the video(s)( need to be about something
different - about an engaging use of Linux, rather than Linux for the sake
of it (or just to say 'it will run on old hardware').

Something like setting up a media centre for free, based on FLOSS, with
really good features, perhaps.  Something you can't readily do with
anything else.

David Aldred

On 30 May 2013 15:18, Martin <martin at ml1.co.uk> wrote:

> Sean,
> Welcome to the group.
> On 30/05/2013, Sean Riley (computerphile) wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I met Michael E at the hackspace and have been talking to him about the
> > Nottingham LUG with regards the Computerphile youtube channel which I'm
> > making videos for (one of Brady Haran's youtube channels)
> >
> > I'd really be interested in getting some videos made specifically about
> > Linux. Would anyone care to help me out?
> Phew! There's a huge amount of Linuxy stuff on the Tube already, with
> lots more being generated by the RaspberryPi enthusiasm. What new
> niche can you fill?
> One thought that could be good would be to split up various of the
> mega-marathon rms speeches into more meaningful bite sized chunks...
> And also include Linus and the other big names for further views.
> For the easier "how to install whatever"... There's already too many
> of those! ... Unless that is you can do something different. A video
> adventure game through setting up your own custom system? ;-)
> > p.s. I have a half-baked idea about converting my old laptop to linux
> > (its a 2006 model running XP Media Centre) because it rarely gets used
> > due to being so ahem, slow - maybe this would make a film in itself?
> Could do, could be. But there lays a big pitfall of getting an
> introduction to Linux systems - a modern day version of a hefty
> super-eye-candy desktop Linux distro gets put on some old banger for
> something that splutters along and is then denigrated as less than
> good... You can try that but *first* test out the hardware with
> Memtest86+ and then badblocks to check the disk. Then load up a
> *lightweight* distro suitable for that hardware. There begins your
> good experiment.
> As to which? Well any that are NOT a Gnome or a KDE desktop, unless
> the hardware can offer the graphics grunt.
> I'll let others suggest which and how and where to look.
> A good start could be the links page on the NLUG website:
> http://nottingham.lug.org.uk/links/
> Next meeting is Tuesday next week about how to secure an Apache web
> server. There's always lots of general discussion also. All are
> welcome at all levels.
> Hope to see you along,
> Cheers,
> Martin
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