[Wolves] Sugestion for a software

Zeth Green theology at gmail.com
Fri Sep 14 20:22:21 BST 2007

Hi Parminder,

There are several open source software programs for conferences and
events, as well as easier to use general content management systems
that have these systems available. So one idea would be to make it web
accessible too, Linux is far better at this that Windows.

Best Wishes,

On 14/09/2007, Parminder <parminder at balpreet.com> wrote:
> A few weeks ago there was a discussion on wolves LUG about the exposer
> of Linux to "non tech" or "new to computer" persons.  In my experience I
> have
> noticed that "new to computer" persons does not like or dislike any OS
> unless
> they are "suggested" to like it or not by somebody else.
> My 11 years old daughter used Suse linux when she was young enough
> to look at computer. She still thinks our home computers are far more
> advanced
> than her school (MS) computer. Even when her friends or any other children
> comes to our house they never found it hard to use linux OS.  They always
> seems to be happy to use Suse in lounge, Ubuntu on laptop, Puppy Linux on
> my
> daughters old laptop. Not even a one kid has moaned about Open Office, once
> they are guided to how to use it. They even like chat programs.
> At many occasions I have to rebuild old redundant computers, load with
> light
> weight Linux distros and give them to first time users.  Even after buying
> new windows pre-loaded computers, they ( first time users) are still happy
> with linux. It may be due to fact that I am there for help when they can't
> connect to Internet or printer does not work.
> My experience tells me that it is the first introduction to an OS which
> helps
> to hook a person to a particular operating software. Here, Linux is at
> disadvantage.
> Schools are pushing and compelling  all kids to use Windows only. Kids in
> my
> contact don't mind using Linux because I makes it compatible for their
> school
> experience. Once they use Linux they always says this is better than their
> school experience.
> Following my own theory of "exposing  to Linux first" I have to take your
> peoples help. Although I've subscribed to mailing list for a long time and
> lives in Wolverhampton yet I was not confident enough to join physically to
> LUGS meetings.
> I am asked by my local Sikh religious gathering place "Gurudwara" to find a
> simple program to help to book a religious ceremony day by members. They
> may
> have to buy a computer and a printer for that particular need. Most of  the
> users of that system will be computer illiterate.  I want install a Linux
> system rather than a windows solution. I knows that some casual "yo boys"
> will come and will try to change to windows system. That will be hard for
> me
> to maintain because I don't like to work in windows. I want to lock that
> system as a "linux only solution".
> Requirements are as
> 1       There are 5 halls to book  programs
> 2.     There are 5-6 types of programs ranging from 4-5 hours to 3days.
> 3.      if possible assign resources (employees)
> I may pay a reasonable money from my own pocket for this "Linux only
> solution".
> --
> Parminder Singh Chauhan
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