Nine new Ubuntu users converted today!!

Now there will be nine more PCs for the pretty model, from the recent Apple ads, to pick when the Windows computers are banished by the Mac hipster! Today the New York State Ubuntu Local Community Team co-sponsored an install fest with LUGOR (Linux User Group of Rochester) and RCSI (Rocehster Computer Society Inc). There were originally eight people signed up for install slots and seven of those users showed up. There were also two unregistered attendees who converted to Ubuntu as well. Several current Ubuntu users were also seeking help tweaking certains parts of their install.

The days was a huge success with all participants leaving happy with their Ubuntu installs and all three Linux groups having worked together to provide the community a service. (more)

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7 Responses to Nine new Ubuntu users converted today!!

  1. Zac says:

    Good to hear it. Well done.

  2. Johannes says:

    Great job!
    I wrote a guide that maybe can help newbies on the way to Ubuntu… check it out if you have time!
    All the best,

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  5. Andrew says:

    About a year ago a small group of techs (4), IIRC, from EKC, got together and had a small ‘install fest’ sponsered by a local church in Lyell Ave. They took in people used computers and installed PCLinuxOS, Mepis, Puppy, Mandriva, or any version of GNU/Linux people suggested or were comfortable with. It lasted almost 4 days and was a successful event. Three of them left for greener pastures in other states (Texas, North Carolina), one is still employed by EKC’s health spinoff.

  6. Andrew says:

    On the slowest day we did 12. Mostly PCLinuxOS & Mandriva. That was on the second day in which we spent more time training and “hand holding” new users. They were very appreciative. I spoke to a youth leader in one church and we’re trying to get the ball rolling on this activity to become permanent instead of being nomadic. I’m going to ask Helios for some tips on getting a more permanent “GNU/Linux type fest” going.

    I’m the only one left here from the 4 which started as a weekend project. and a real amateur when it comes to organizing any event. BTW, the third day was the highest at 21 average. Many people have used window units that are just sitting in closets full of viruses, malware and can’t afford to fix them.

    I’ve given some folks at the job bootable USB keydrives and Live CDs. Some use it at home, some erased them and used the keys for data.

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