[UNCLASSIFIED]RE: [clug] MakeTheMove Website Demo

Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au
Thu Sep 7 07:44:08 GMT 2006

Hi Chris,

My experience with many people is that it is easier to get them to install
Firefox, GIMP, Open Office or some such application first than asking them
to do somethng they probably consider to be very scary (use fdisk).

Based on this, I'd focus on promoting a "try before you buy" approach that
does not require people to take the leap of faith of reformatting hard drives.

Be frank about any issues. For example: While FOSS file formats exist for most
things people are likely to want to do, people may experience problems when
swapping complicated Word documents. The latest PC game they bought from their
local dept. store is unlikely to run on Linux. Some crummy hardware will not work.
Equip them to make their own informed decision.

Headings I might have used: (me thinking aloud as a Windows user like my aunt might)
	- Why should I care about using FOSS?
		- what is FOSS
	- What can I try straight away without wrecking my Windows install?
		- FOSS for Windows/Mac
		- Live CDs
	- OK, so I want to try this Linux thing!
		- what sort of PC do I need?
		- What is Linux anyway?
		- What about trying a live CD first?
	- Where can I get help?
	- Application of the month
	- How can I get involved?

Good luck!


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