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Re: [school-discuss] Speaking at regional ACSI convention

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On Wednesday 20 October 2004 06:33, Michael Dean wrote:
> can I get the url for bemudi? Please.
> Michael

DeMuDi ("Debian Multimedia Distribution) is developed by the AGNULA project. 

<http://www.agnula.org/> (this page is being restructured, bear with us.)

The normal installation CD(s) are at version number 1.2.0. The LiveCD is from 
April, it was made for the 2nd Linux Audio Conference in Karlsruhe/Germany, 
featuring almost all of the applications from the 1.1. release. Although it 
is possible to install Knoppix based LiveCDs to harddisk, we ask everybody 
not to do that with DeMuDi-Live; it is not supported by the community.

Official location: 


PLEASE consider downloading from one of these mirrors:


depending on your location.

BTW, there are other multimedia centered LiveCDs like e.g. dyne-bolic, but I 
don't know them.

The DeMuDi LiveCD includes tutorials by Dave Phillips (of linux-sound.org 
fame), which are also on our web page at


They give a good overview and explanation of what you can do with GNU/Linux 
audio today.

Thanks for asking the question!

Let it rock - and keep it rolling!
- - Burkhard

> Burkhard Woelfel wrote:
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> >On Monday 18 October 2004 20:34, Doug Coats wrote:
> >>Hello all,
> >>
> >>I am speaking at a couple of workshops at our regional ACSI (Association
> >> of Christian Schools International) convention.  One of them is about
> >> using Linux in the school.  I assume most of the attendees will have
> >> little or no experience and probably most just curious.  I have promoted
> >> it as using Linux as a Microsoft OS and App replacement for the desktop
> >> with enough power to get the server side of computing done also.
> >>
> >>How would you approach this?
> >
> >- - Give a Knoppix bootable liveCD[1] to everybody attending your talk.
> >- - Give a DeMuDi bootable liveCD[2] to the music teachers.
> >- - Ask the list once again which specific liveCD with educational
> > applications to use.
> >
> >This will help you show the excellent quality of Free and Open Source
> >software. Bring an additional three-year-old machine to show how these
> >machines can be used with the software, or tell people about your
> > experiences with the software running on an older machine. Point out that
> > LiveCDs are slooooooow due to CDROM access time.
> >
> >Pick out two or three applications to showcase. Consider handing out a
> > Windows installer for OpenOffice.Org, maybe along with the GIMP[3] and
> > Mozilla, maybe also the Firefox browser. These might as well be your
> > showcase applications on the GNU/Linux machine.
> >
> >>What would you HAVE to include to feel that
> >>you have done justice?
> >
> >0.) Start with quoting Aurelius Augustinus "De doctrina christiana":
> >
> >"Omnis enim res, quae dando non deficit, dum habetur et non datur, nondum
> >habetur, quomodo habenda est." (google for translation or let the latin
> >teachers warm up their brains :-) )
> >
> >1.) Tell people about the history, philosophy and the "Four Freedoms" of
> > the GNU project[0]. There's plenty of overlap with christian values
> > there, which might help in your context. It may sound quirky to some, so
> > keep it concise - you'll get those people later on. Starting with the GNU
> > Project allows to show how old the development model really is - "In the
> > beginning, software was free."
> >
> >2.) Now go on with the arguments of the Open Source community: Quality,
> >interoperability and other benefits of the development process.
> >
> >3.) Provide a webpage with links for further reading. Thus you can skip
> > half of what you wanted to talk about. If you don't have the time for the
> > showcase part, do a workshop for those interested before and after your
> > talk.
> >
> >4.) Point out how people can get help from locals like a LUG or something
> >
> >Maybe that's a good start to lay out your presentation.
> >
> >All the best to you and your audience, Doug!
> >- - Burkhard
> >
> >
> >[0]: More info here: <http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/>
> >
> >[1]: you'll get it at www.knopper.net/knoppix
> >
> >[2]:
> ><http://freesoftware.ircam.fr/mirrors/agnula/1.1/1.1.1/demudi-live-cd_1.1.
> >1.iso> You'll find MD5-checksums of the files in the same directory.
> >
> >DeMuDi is developed by the AGNULA project, see
> ><http://www.agnula.org/documentation/dp_tutorials/>
> >
> >[3]: Watch out, there are 3 packages to install, the windowing toolkit,
> > the GIMP and GIF support!
> >
> >>Doug Coats
> >
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