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Re: [Ambassadors] Install Fest : BCREC



It feels nice to be of some help.

Thank you,
Regards
The Linux Users' Group of Durgapur, DGPLUG

On Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 12:52 AM, Ankur Sinha <sanjay ankur gmail com> wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-02-08 at 00:47 +0530, Ratnadeep Debnath wrote:
>> What : Install Fest cum Talk on Linux/FOSS.
>>
>> When : Friday, the 30th of January '09.
>>
>> Where : Dr. B. C. Roy Engineering College, Durgapur.
>>
>> By : The  Linux Users' Group of Durgapur, DGPLUG.
>>
>> Head Count : 100-120.
>>
>> Systems Installed : 10. [most of the first year students have not
>> bought a system yet...expecting another few installations when they do
>> so.]
>>
>> Media Distributed : 60 (appx.) [Fedora 10 DVDs and Fedora 10 Live-CD
>> KDE were distributed]
>>
>> Feedback : A huge success, demands of conducting another one.
>> [working on it already...sometime in the middle of Feb. probably
>> ...thinking of introducing GCC this time.]
>>
>> The event went out as planned. Since the audience had no prior
>> knowledge about Linux or FOSS, we began with talking on FOSS and
>> Linux. The '4F' of FOSS was explained  and other advantages were
>> discussed. Also, we emphasized on the difference between the EULA and
>> GPL license agreements, also emphasized that Linux is not affected by
>> viruses, and is highly secured. We then spoke about the Linux
>> filesystem and explained that it does not require any defragmention.
>> The audience were really amazed at and impressed by the advantages of
>> Linux over Windows. Then, we informed them about the different
>> distributions of Linux available and made them realise their "Freedom
>> of Choice" and that there can be a day without "Microsoft Windows".
>>
>> Gradually, we moved forward and began installation. The distro to be
>> installed was Fedora 10. Step-by-Step installation procedure was being
>> shown via a projector(we used Virtual Box to virtually install on a
>> system and connected t to the projector). Simultaneously, 10 DGPLUG
>> volunteers who were guiding the students with the installation of
>> Fedora 10 in their computer systems.
>>
>> We again resumed our discussion when the package installation had
>> started. Then we emphasized on The Linux Users' Group of Durgapur,
>> DGPLUG and its activities in increasing Linux awareness in the area.
>> We discussed about the ongoing Bijra Project (bijra.dgplug.org),
>> showed the audience some videos on OLPC, Truth Happens, History of
>> Fedora. After the installation was done, we did a session on vim and
>> then on gcc. Then we showed the Kdeedu tools, the Gnome and KDE
>> Desktop environments, the Compiz effects ( it really captivated the
>> audience who had by then become the spectators), the Sound and Video
>> applications, Pidgin, XChat and others. We finally wrapped everything
>> up with the "I'm Fedora" video.
>>
>> Finally, at around 4:30 p.m. everyone went back satisfied.
>>
>> Regards,
>> The Linux Users' Group of Durgapur, DGPLUG
>>
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> hi,
>
> Great event. Youve given me ideas for the Fest we're holding later.
> Thanks and well done!
>
> regards,
>
> Ankur
>
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