[NBLUG/talk] Linux Questions for next month's talk
sms at sonic.net
Fri Mar 2 10:03:28 PST 2007
On Thu, March 1, 2007 20:04, Kyle Rankin wrote:
> ... we thought it might be a good idea to aim the meeting
> towards getting started with Linux...
> ... we thought it might work out better if we have people
> submit Linux questions to this thread, and then we will
> pick and answer some of the questions at the general meeting.
> We want this talk to aim towards those who are new to Linux,
> ideally someone who might have signed up for the Installfest or
> who is interested in Linux but isn't sure they are ready to take
> the plunge yet. This is the sort of talk to invite your non-Linux-using
> friends to. We are looking for questions geared more toward
> starting with Linux and possibly some pitfalls you would like help
> figuring out, especially with Linux on the desktop.
> If you do have a Linux question you would like us to discuss in the talk,
> please reply to this thread with the question. Or otherwise if you would
> like to submit a question anonymously, just email me directly.
Well... what do most folks *use* their computers for, anyhow? What do
they have loaded on them?
Websurfing. So, cover Firefox (& other open-source Linux browsers).
What are the differences? Advantages/disadvantages of each?
E-Mail. Hit Evolution, Thunderbird, and others.
Gaming. What are the coolest Linux games in FPS, strategic, & arcade
styles? 3-5 of each, maybe, with 1/2 to 1 minute of each on-screen time.
Education & "edutainment" -- lots of parents of kids out there. Are they
to be thrown from the sleigh, to feed the Wolves of Microsoft?
SOHO & Telecommute -- Business-oriented software; how to open and save
MS-Word compatible doc's, MS-Excel spreadsheets, Visio diagrams, etc.
VPN's, fax-from-desktop, and the rest of the "business executive"
Firewalls, antivirus, etc. A necessity these days, even on *NIX. Which
are the easiest to set up and maintain?
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