Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Oct 2008 10:27 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Sunday we reported on an interview with an MSI manager, who stated that internal research had shown that the return rate for the Linux version of MSI's Wind netbook was four times as high as that of the Windows XP version. He claimed that the unfamiliarity of people with Linux was the culprit. This claim sparked some serious discussion around the net, but now MSI's statement is being repeated by Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu.
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Let's Fix this Issue
by jzuniga.akos on Tue 7th Oct 2008 22:45 UTC
jzuniga.akos
Member since:
2008-10-07

So for me the easiest way to address this issue is to actually use a page right out of the Microsoft bag of tricks. Knowledge ='s Adoption.

Open Source lacks a Mind Share, so how do we fix that issue. Take the approach of a "Load Fest" or "Roadshow". If we as a community put together the contents of a workshop that taught people for "No Cost" a one day course on loading and using the "core" applications and interfaces of Ubuntu, we could gain the mind share and adoption that is so desperately needed. Microsoft used to conduct load fest training sessions where people would bring their laptops and an instructor such as myself would instruct them on loading the software. We would then cover a hand out with basic instructions, we see this in the corporate world every day. If you are deploying a new software package and want to ensure adoption, train people over lunch and provide demos and hand outs.

So if anyone wants to read this and run with it, contact me at "jzuniga" dot "akos @ gmail" dot "com".

I'm in, let's fix this problem.
Cheers

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RE: Let's Fix this Issue
by hobgoblin on Wed 8th Oct 2008 02:08 in reply to "Let's Fix this Issue"
hobgoblin Member since:
2005-07-06

iirc, the different lug's (linux user group) around the world already have install gatherings.

at least i have read about such happening taking place here in norway.

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