Carl Johnson on 3 Feb 2010 07:49:17 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Open Options: Remix Computing with Open Source Software event at Millersville University - Volunteers needed!

I can't even tell you the number of times in recent years where i've told people... "The easiest/most efficient way to get rid of all this crap is to scrub the hdd and re-install windows. I could spend four hours formatting, reloading windows, reinstalling all applications, and restoring a backup of all files (if they had one) to get you back up and running. Alternatively, I could spend 10 or more running all sorts of scanners and tools to TRY and remove the scumware, which may prove to be an exercise in futility in the end."

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From: Ron Kaye Jr <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2010 10:22 AM
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Subject: Re: [PLUG] Open Options: Remix Computing with Open Source Software event at Millersville University - Volunteers needed!

i have been making my living, when working, 80% in the wintel world, maybe 20% linux.

my next computer will be a linux box, likely ubuntu.
and i dont exactly know how to communicate this to those considering open source

i had avg installed on my xp box
it failed to find spyware, malware, etc on the box
i knew it was there.
shutdown.exe was invoked several times, taskmgr was disabled, attempts to browse to google were redirected to other ad sites.
spybot couldnt fix everything.

i installed xp sp3. it kept my files. it lost my installed programs.
welcome to the windows world.
tired of this crap.

time  for ubuntu/kde/open office

i was listening to WIP sports talk yesterday.
they were describing problems with their browser/pc.

Ron Kaye Jr

Feb 2, 2010 07:04:53 PM, wrote:
Hi everyone,bot

I've been in contact with Bryan Behrenshausen over in the Department
of Communication & Theatre at Millersville University who has been
planning this "Open Options" event at the university in a couple weeks
which will host a roundtable discussion on open source for faculty and
students and then have time for demos in the lobby.

Date: Thursday, February 18, 2010
Time: 7-9PM (may run later, depending on attendee questions and interest)
Location: Millersville University's Ganser Library, 4th floor

More information:

Millersville is out toward Lancaster, so actually a 1.5 hour drive
from Philadelphia which might be tricky for most of you, especially on
a Thursday night, but the event *REALLY REALLY needs volunteers* to
man some tables, show off some open source demos (Linux on your
laptop? Bring it along!) and to answer questions.

This is an excellent opportunity to showcase the benefits of open
source to an eager educational audience, so I really hope we can come
through and help Bryan out.

If you're interested or have any questions please let me know (or just
add yourself to the wiki signup).


Elizabeth Krumbach // Lyz // pleia2
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