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Re: [Fsuk-manchester] Ubuntu begginers guide

From: MJ Ray
Subject: Re: [Fsuk-manchester] Ubuntu begginers guide
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2010 11:55:54 +0000 (GMT)

Anna Morris wrote:
> I was thinking of running a ubuntu for beginners workshop in the new year,
> something to explain the *system and the philosophy* to some average
> windows/mac users. I think that the key audience would be those who are
> quite political, generally a bit rebellious, or
> anti-capitalist - but people who didn't know about ubuntu before hand. [...]

I don't think I can be a practical help, but wouldn't the
not-for-profit democratic-association-led Debian system be a better
fit than the for-profit corporate-led Ubuntu one for such an audience?
OK, both are rebellious and neither are anti-capitalist or very
political, but there are small differences in philosophy between them.

MJ Ray (slef), member of www.software.coop, a for-more-than-profit co-op.
Webmaster, Debian Developer, Past Koha RM, statistician, former lecturer.
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