On Thursday 19 June 2008 11:01:17 pm ankur sinha wrote:
i agree.. it will be easier to extend to us college folk.. although
atleast introduction to school levels should be done.. itll help people in
starting earlier and theyll atleast be aware of the existence of Open
source.. Most students here are not even aware of such software until they
actually enter college.. i am an example..With respect to wine ... You cant
really expect a sudden shift from an entire life of windows to Fedora
instantaneously..it can be highly frustatingj just setting up a fedora
system with everything functional..
Eh!! When , why and how !!!!
Also being able to run games etc will
be an incentive.. A lot of people refrain from using Linux because they use
software that "cannot" be run on it.. Using wine will show them that we can
run windows software and more than that... They will start with it and with
passing time find Linux open source software that is as good if not better
than what theyve been using all their lives...regards, -
Why do we need to show
them Windows software ? We should always show the FOSS
alternatives. Unless we guide the newbies properly they will be always in a
state of uncertainty where to start using FOSS in their life. Fedora is
always a very good entry point , I ask the students to start using it first.
Then go ahead and learn the basics of developments.
Fedora Ambassador, India
(Linux User Group of Durgapur)