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Old 04-05-2017, 09:34 AM   #1
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Installathon. Anybody been or done?


I live in a big Asian city (HCMC) and am considering starting an Installathon like I've read about each month. There's few penguins in the tropics.
Locals here are tech-curious with hardware. I've got a stack of USBs, connection, and the knack of installation one gets thru repetition. Resources are here. Like to start smart if I can.

Few better ways to make friends than helping people, but first, will it help?

Has anyone here ever started with Linux this way?

Was it a good way to start?

Is there a better way(s) to introduce Linux locally?


Thanks for your experiences.
 
Old 04-05-2017, 12:09 PM   #2
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where? HCMC?

do you mean a LUG install fest or some such?
 
Old 04-05-2017, 01:09 PM   #3
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I've been to some LUG installfests here in Phoenix. Not that popular here, rarely is there more than a few people.
 
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Yes, LUG or similar.

Could be one of those ideas that never really worked. looks good on paper, read of people setting them up. Yet to read of success, tho`. May be one to scratch off the list.
 
Old 04-06-2017, 09:09 AM   #5
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Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) says TW=TheWeb

Hi&WELCOME! TW:Yes, yes, yes! The key is ads: getting the word out! (in .vn Idk)

Alternate idea: VirtualBox: quick/safe/easy! (more)

edit p.s.: Does your "with" [hardware] mean "regarding"/about or "possessing"/&have?

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Old 04-06-2017, 01:20 PM   #6
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Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC)
that is so far away from my own mentality, i couldn't even begin to give advice on a social happening there.

but for curiosity:
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Locals here are tech-curious with hardware.
what exactly do you mean?
 
Old 04-07-2017, 12:29 AM   #7
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For Jjanel and Ondoho (hardware). Locals have things I can install Linux on (eg. laptops, pcs., etc..

For Ondoho(tech-curious). Locals like tech but have only hints as to the real possibilities largely limiting their CPU use to Google, games, the Word set, the browser and the social media at which most excel. Ubuntu could do for most. Bill don't need the money. Most here probly` do.

Many who may look deeper and see the many opportunities, tho', see only Windows at the schools and pragmatically choose from what is available. They require an introduction of sorts to the Linux community, I'm thinking how I may help them out on a local level.
 
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Old 04-07-2017, 11:51 AM   #8
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show them fancy ubuntu fanboi websites, like webupd8.org and such.
start with installing U/Lu/Xu/Ku-buntu, obviously.
 
Old 04-09-2017, 10:34 PM   #9
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Sure they're good sites, but I need to get them grouped up to show anything.

Keep in mind that in the "3rd-world", the net is full of stuff that can't be downloaded or really even used. Think of getting a job in your neighborhood. Beautiful sites based on skillsets and country. Could scan through thousands nowhere near you. Or just go outside and get one.
Same as I do with girls really. No interest in any girl not close enough to smell. So do I search the wide web or go out? I go out!

Students go out into their communities searching the options for them, which is logical. The websites will be a big help later, but they need their hands held first to be led there.

It looks so simple to us as mountain biking is to me, seeing only "the line" I fly while beginners see every obstacle. The internet is a quagmire, but you see some lines, right? Me too. They don't.

Get them started and some should take off. Think of a centrifical clutch or a kid on a bike.

I was hoping I could have this installathon to fill that gap in a minimalist fashion. After that, I think all websites and books can be introduced at that time.

It is looking like an installathon won't work though which is sorta a bummer `cuz I liked that one as it followed Tupperware and Avon's once ground-breaking research on opening new markets through the involvement of "gatekeepers" in order to "beautify" the product as acceptable and even coveted in the target community. Woulda been a chance to study that as well.


Open to other ideas, but this turkey looks cooked. Sometimes silence says it all and not one person in the beginner's section started at one and possibly only one has ever actually seen one. My main question was "Does it work?" and that would be "no".


Thnx.
 
Old 04-09-2017, 11:50 PM   #10
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you said students... maybe you can go into the universities and other places of (adult) education?
i know in my country the whole student angle is a good way to get voluntary work done.

apart from that, from what you describe, actually installing linux seems a little far-fetched - if you first have to get interested people together and inform them?
 
  


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