[Wiltshire] Library Presentation Today.

David Fletcher dave at thefletchers.net
Mon Apr 27 08:41:17 UTC 2009

On Monday 27 April 2009 09:14:28 sharon wrote:
> Hi,
> Sadly I wasn't able to attend Swindon Central Library as I was working.
> How did it all go? I hope it was a real success.
> Sharon

Hi Sharon

It went OK. We were hoping to be able to make a bit more of a splash by using 
a projector and speakers but unfortunately I can't get my laptop to drive the 

Running an event like this is a bit like trying to grab people in the street, 
but maybe not quite so hard. We had the computers all set up in a row which 
immediately attracts some attention from some visitors to the library. You 
have to sort of pounce on anybody who shows the slightest interest in what 
might be going on, but when they realise that something really good is 
available completely free, they tend to hang around and talk for quite a 

So we have increased the number of people around Swindon who are aware of Open 
Source, and we expect some of them at least will make the same start as I did 
by installing Open Office.

We also managed to gather a few email addresses of people who expressed 
interest in doing a full Linux install, so I've sent out some information and 
documentation to them. Maybe, just maybe, somebody will take the leap of 
faith and follow the instructions. Let's hope so.


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