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Re: [Fsuk-manchester] Ubuntu begginers guide

From: João Pedro Forjaz de Lacerda
Subject: Re: [Fsuk-manchester] Ubuntu begginers guide
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2010 15:09:49 +0000

And let us not forget this:


A quick glance at the tables published in "Linux Kernel Development -
How fast it is going, who is doing it, what they are doing, and who is
sponsoring" (a quick Google search should turn up a few results for
this document), empowers this view.

I believe, however, that your effort is an honourable one: it is less
important to get caught up on these details, and more important to
become proactive.

I'm helping out with a similar event, named "The Keyboard is Mightier
than the Mouse"
Perhaps unsurprisingly, we use
Red Hat's Fedora in this Linux introduction workshop.

In summary: I agree with MJ, but still believe that the most important
thing is giving users a choice. Microsoft handicaps users, and thus
any OSS alternative is better, as users are then given the power to
migrate to Debian / whatever.



On Sat, Nov 20, 2010 at 11:55 AM, MJ Ray <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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.
> Regards,
> --
> MJ Ray (slef), member of www.software.coop, a for-more-than-profit co-op.
> Webmaster, Debian Developer, Past Koha RM, statistician, former lecturer.
> In My Opinion Only: see http://mjr.towers.org.uk/email.html
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Happy hacking,
João Pedro Forjaz de Lacerda

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