On Tuesday 29 November 2005 12:02, अिनकॆत (Aniket) wrote:
I am a student of K J somaiya engg collge ,electronics. I can help
you if newbies are your target audience because i am no expert on
linux!! Last month we conducted a seminar on linux for newbies with
similar objectives ,in our college ,100 people turned up and we
distributed OpenSuse 10 , all funded by the college!!Contact me off
the list if you think i can help you. I have exams till the 12th so i
am available after that. --
The Future is Open...The Future is LINUX
That is so cool. Our college doesn't fund anything. Infact, we have an
IBM Linux campus club but there is no initiative amongst teachers /
students. Our students aren't exactly very enthusiastic about
GNU/Linux. May be its because of certain experiments that one of our
professors and I conducted in our college's internet lab :P We actually
had tried migrating all the machines to Linux. We did succeed but the
students and teachers started bickering about how "difficult" it was to
work with Linux. We had installed SuSE. For God sakes how difficult is
it to BROWSE the internet using SuSE?!
But then they missed all the malware, spyware and viruses in XP. They
didnt mind that their privacy would be compromised. They didn't mind
their passwords would get out. They didn't mind that their IM
conversations could be easily read! Oh and they CANT live without IE!
That prof has left the college and I was too busy in my freshman years
to try it once again!
Now our college has bought some very squeaky new machines pre-loaded
with Windows XP SP2 which came with Mandrake 10.1 Official. I dont know
what they did with the CDs. I think they just threw away the CDs or
something... There we a lot of them. The college must've purchased
about 200 machines! Oh well, people will always be people...
Now that I am a senior at college I am thinking of aggressively pursuing
the campus club and atleast make students aware that GNU/Linux
'nuff of my rant!
Dinesh A. Joshi