On Mon, Dec 12, 2005 at 01:05:53PM -0500, jaqian wrote:
> IMO I think that ILUG are missing a focus point in Dublin for new users to
> gather around. Unless you know of ILUG's existence or go looking for a Linux
> "group" (had to Google to find you) in Ireland I don't think any newb would
> have heard of ILUG.
Yet you'd heard of the SELUG and MLUG ? how'd that happen then - they're
much smaller than ILUG - and more to the point - have sites that are
"regional sites" on the main ILUG site !
> The only time I ever saw ILUG active was in the RDS
> where they had a stall at a Computer show. It has a very low profile. I've
> never seen any advert or article about ILUG in "PC Live", or other popular
> tech magazines in Ireland. Why isn't there? Where's the Linux promotion?
We've been at eXpo every year for the last 5 or so. Any of these
promotions - especially PCLive (I've been interviewed in it *twice* as
former chairman of ILUG fwiw) cost quite a bit of money - something we
don't have quite a bit of ! In fact, Scope Communications (who publish
PCLive!) have donated stands at recent eXpos to the ILUG - the space we
get would normally cost a business in the region of 15,000 Eur (ex vat).
> I hear a lot about POTD's and yes I know what it means but what happens at
> it? Is it just a load of uber-geeks talking shop and sinking pints? Is there
> any kind of hands on instruction like installs etc?
That's pretty much what a PoTD is - sitting in a pub, socialising. If
you want to oragnise installs - feel free - but new Linux distributions
are so fool-proof your granny could install Ubuntu with a walking stick
to hit the enter key a few times ! - By and large, installfests are, of
themselves, a bygone era - it's all much more simple nowadays.
> Just to clarify this isn't an ILUG bash attempt I'm just trying to figure
> out where Linux is at in Dublin.
Pretty much everywhere really - if you want something to happen, suggest
>> Btw as per others advice I've joined the social mailing list and I look
> forward to seeing what it has to offer.
Not a whole lot to be fair ... ilug at linux.ie (the main list) is where
people usually discuss things - social@ usually gets the ocassional
heads-up ... and of course - many of us hang out on #linux on
irc.linux.ie ... drop in and have fun !
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