Subject: Encore Lindows Presentation
From: Glen Kowalchuk
To: Michael Robertson
Our Lindows v3.1 presentation last week at the CECM (Computer Education
Coordinators of Manitoba) meeting was a hit! Content filtering and virus
software were #1!
The audience was comprised of school administrators, teachers
and computer techs. A good mix of tech & non-techs. No one had seen
To start the presentation we have two audience volunteers come
up to the front to install Lindows and Windows on two PCs.
How hard is Linux? Who is going to re-learn another OS? How long
does it take to start using it? These were the questions people were asking.
The race was to see who would be the first teacher to surf the net, send
an email and print to a local network printer?
At 9:00am, the teachers got ready to click their mice, CD's inserted,
PC's powered up and started booting from CD. 15 minutes later Lindows
was surfing the net and browsing for the network printer.. This included
5 minutes to listen to your great new Overview...
The balance of the morning the crowd circled around with Q&A
on Lindows applications, Click & Run and what was available in the
Click & Run warehouse.
The presentation was such a hit they asked if I could do an encore
presentation at the next provincial meeting on May 22,23rd.
The focus will be on how easy it is to integrate Lindows into
a school network comprised of Windows servers and what type of school
applications are now available on Lindows. Student profiles, drivers
for printers/scanners/etc, educational applications etc.
I would really appreciate some help from your guys in this area
as the next audience will include a lot more school administrators/teachers
who want to see the available applications.