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Re: [Computerbank] Re: [Computerbank][Australia-wide] Re: Linux

Maybe the solution could be on line interactive tutorials?

On Sun, 6 Jan 2002, Bruce McCubbery wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> [posted to both the Australia-wide and Computerbank lists together]
> Is that 2 or 3 now saying they're on Australia-wide and know Linux? Greg,
> Jacqueline and ?? here on Australia-wide?
> I think you're also on the Computerbank allover Oz list, Jaqueline? I hope
> so and I hope you don't mind me reposting what you said before onto it.
> I wanted to raise a couple of points of potential interest to both lists.
> First, mostly for Australia-widers, there's a push to give everyone
> everywhere access to learning Linux. Why? Well it's good. But also, people
> anywhere in Oz can now set up a branch of Computerbank (well, in a month or
> two) BUT the main stumbling block for many wanting to do this is to have
> the local expertise in this thing called Linux.
> People just hearing of it for the first time won't be interested in the
> upcoming Linux national conference in Brisbane or even the 2003 one in
> Perth but it does offer us a joint target: Perth in one year.
> I don't know the focuses of such national Linux conferences but ... would
> they be interested in a presentation about Computerbank and its need to get
> branches established outside our metropolitan cities? Are most of them well
> enough aware about http://www.computerbank.org.au/ Computerbank? Might they
> also be somewhat interested in http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Australia-wide
> Australia-wide's efforts, among other things, for equity of access to the
> Internet and Web for every Australian? 
> It seems to me we have a joint purpose to consider the Linux movement
> becoming familiar with and actively assisting the spread of the (still
> evolving) Computerbank branch model.
> Over to you guys..
> Regards, Bruce (Ascot Vale, Melbourne)
> At 10:06 5/01/02 -0000, zenryaku (Jacqueline) wrote on Australia-wide:
> >I play with and/or am a volunteer with PLUG (www.plug.linux.org.au), 
> >LinuxChix (www.linuxchix.org), and Computer Angels Inc 
> >(www.ca.asn.au). PLUG is bidding to hold the 2003 Linux Conference 
> >Australia in Perth and have done quite a bit of work towards this 
> >leading up to the Brisbane conference for a couple of weeks' time.
> >
> >The culture of each LUG is different. PLUG tends to be on the 
> >technical side and very interested in the bleeding edge hardware and 
> >software. But they are also very helpful to newbies and have set up a 
> >separate web-based forum for beginner's questions.
> >
> >I can load operating systems and software, but I cannot write or 
> >compile the kernel. I am more interested in showing others the 
> >application or use of the computer so tend to beta-test or evaluate 
> >desktop applications. At the moment I am evaluating end-user 
> >applications to go in a new distribution for Computer Angels.
> >
> >In Western Australia, our population is spread from Derby in the North 
> >to Esperance in the South. Most of our communication is via the email 
> >discussion lists and forums. Although there is the opportunity for 
> >face2face in Perth, some PLUGgers don't or can't attend these and get 
> >what they want from the lists and forums.
> >
> >I would also like to add:
> >"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect 
> >wood or assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for 
> >the endless immensity of the sea."  -- Antoine de Saint Exupery
> >
> >All the best
> >Jacqueline
> >http://mc2.vicnet.net.au/users/zenryaku/
> >
> >
> > --- In Australia-wide@y..., Bruce McCubbery <brucemcc@m...> wrote:
> >> 
> >> How many people on here know anything about Linux?
> >> 
> >> If you do are you in a LUG?
> >> 
> >> If you are, which one?
> >> 
> >> I need to learn about who is up on its use and how widely spread it 
> >is.
> >> 
> >> Thank you.
> >> 
> >> Bruce
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