[wellylug] WellyLUG rekindling

Pedro Worcel pedro at worcel.com
Fri Mar 15 13:20:10 NZDT 2013


Hey this derailed :P


2013/3/15 Mark Foster <blakjak at blakjak.net>

>  On 15/03/13 11:18, Colin Templeman wrote:
> > on 14/03/2013 21:58 Wayne Koorts said:
> >
> > > That's a pretty big generalisation about the world's biggest and most
> > > diverse user base.
> >
> > Actually no, that was just my opinion (as I said in my footnote).
> >
> > > Several people here have already indicated they are on Facebook.  I am
> on
> > > Facebook because that's where my friends and family share the
> information I
> > > am interested in knowing
>
> For the record this is pretty much my exact reason for Facebook
> participation these days...
>
>
> >
> > And that's fine by me, too (I even suggested a FOSS way to achieve the
> same
> > ends).  I really don't care whether you think it's the greatest thing
> since
> > sliced bread or you don't - knock yourself out.
> >
> > The aim of my reply was actually to question whether Linux would actually
> > appeal to non-technical users.  I don't think it will, though distros
> like
> > Mint and Ubuntu are probably closest to the mark.
>
> I thought we went down this path years ago.  If the non technical user has
> relatively modest needs, the likes of Ubuntu can serve them out-of-the-box
> just as easily as the alternatives.   Clearly we as a LUG should be
> encouraging all kinds to consider (and use) Linux, isn't that the whole
> point?
>
> Random side point: Most regional LUGs have frequent meatspace meetups and
> use a mailing list to both facilitate technical discuss and coordinate
> those meets.  Promotion of the LUG and those meetings can and should take
> place over many mediums, for maximum exposure.
>
> Mark.
> (Sometime administrator of both NZLUG and Auckland LUG among other things)
>
>
>
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