Kyle Burton on Thu, 8 Apr 1999 08:56:26 -0400 (EDT)

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Re: Trade Fair ideas

What/where/when is the trade show you're talking about?

I wasn't at the meeting last night...


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    -- Bill Gates                  

On Wed, 7 Apr 1999, David E. Edwards wrote:

> Thought I'd throw this into the ring as a starters.
> My thinking is that it will be great a opportunity to set up
> scenarios/demos of what Linux can be used for - both in the home/SOHO -
> and in business.
> My immediate idea was to set up a demo of IP masquerading in the home
> (One ISP link - Mom's computer, Dad's computer and little Johhny/Jenny's
> computer all accessing the web at the same time).  Even set the stage to
> look like a room in the home, the Internet server being the "old"
> 486/P75 that was closeted.  Couple this with a HOWTO sheet, or even a
> brief presentation.  What about a print/fax server thrown in for good
> measure.  Even some kind of multi-player game on the server?? - Boy, one
> Yuengling and off I go.  What about pulling in an ISP that supports this
> - ATT even has instruction sheets on how to do this with Linux through
> worldnet.
> What about demo's of the SETI connection. RC5 etc.  Even some miniform
> of a Beowolf project.  
> You never know who may be excited by these projects, that would normally
> not get turned on by Linux.
> I think that SHOWING the public what can be done will have a tremendous
> impact on their perception of Linux.  Especially if there's "readable"
> instructions on how to do these things.  Someone even suggested burning
> CD's with a distro. that set up some of the functions named above. 
> maybe some form of script that allows the installer to pick and choose
> etc. (hey, what about a Plug CD <g>)
> Another of my thoughts is this - If some of these ideas take root, then
> maybe groups of us can work on them - and have our names associated with
> the demo's!! (like - installed by Joe, Fred and Mary!!) 
> I mean, it seems to be a great way to get some local recognition - and
> for those of us who are trying to make a career out of Linux; it's a
> great way to let the local businesses know that there's expertise out
> there - locally,   that they can call on for Linux support!!
> Too far off base, guys??
> Ah well - it IS late! G'night, Y'all!
> Dave E.
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