[nSLUG] We still need 3 votes? Re: Proposed Debian presentation & demo @ HCC Meeting
frank.geitzler at ns.sympatico.ca
Sun Mar 17 15:01:04 ADT 2019
Oliver, thank you for your kind offer. I trust that Joel's email
(offline, to you) must have been favorable, although your response
caption ('Re: [nSLUG] Blasphemy! Dual-booting Linux with BSD') went only
to the nSLUG group, not to those in HCC who have not all been converted
YET! I do preach the Linux gospel at every opportunity, though my
first introduction to it was a book from the Halifax Library which
contained (in an envelope attached to the inside of the back cover) a CD
from the publisher. The book was titled 'Ubuntu for Non-Geeks'.
Please add my hearty YES, PLEASE! I have been using Ubuntu for about
eight years now, but still have (only) one computer which dual boots
into Windows XP if I really insist. That computer does not go anywhere
near the Internet, but has a single custom development package which I
need to run in native Windows -that package has too many fix packages
applied to it for me to put it in a Virtual Box.
On 2019-03-17 11:10 a.m., Oliver Doepner wrote:
> Hi Frank and everyone,
> Everyone, please respond to this email with a short indication of
> interest, if the following topic seems like a good idea to you. I will
> only do this if more than 5 people express interest. :D
> I would gladly offer the topic: "Debian GNU/Linux - The Universal
> Operation System".
> I have given a similar presentation before. I would update the agenda a little.
> The old, but mostly still relevant slide deck is here:
> I volunteer giving an updated presentation, including several
> command-line demo parts that could show some of the basics, like how
> to enable sudo, package management using apt, the "alternatives"
> system, and maybe (if time permits) how to build a custom deb package
> after making a minor source code change.
> As a miscellaneous note: The graphical desktop environment used will
> be XFCE. Long-winded debates about which text editor / desktop
> environment / web browser "is better" will be draconically
> suppressed. ;)
> Oliver Doepner
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