I would like to present you my idea how to spread opensuse at my university
I started my physics studies at 2007 at the Humboldt-University. In contrast
to the whole university, our departement uses Linux (Debian with KDE4) on
nearly every student desktop terminal. For a lot of students this is the first
contact with linux. Nevertheless the most students don't consider to switch to
Linux privately, although the benefits are geat (ssh to university, sftp in
Dolphin, easy latex, same applications, etc…).
My suggestion to show off how easy it is to install and use Linux (with
opensuse). My friend, who is supporting this event, already spoke with the
responsable IT office. We will get the opportunity to get direclty integrated
in the "computing courses for beginners" sessions, which are usually visited
by all new students.
Right now, I try to create with suseStudio an installable liveCD with special
software known from other courses preinstalled.
It would be awesome, If we could get some marking stuff from openSuse. I'm
thinking about maybe 5 shirts as prices (for people who installed openSuse
first on their laptops – or something like that), some posters with usefull
commands (I have one myself – very handy!), some promoDVD for people prefering
a more standard setup. Furthermore it would be amazing, if we could get some
(or better: a lot) of these openSuse branded pen drives to put on our own live
Our presentation is going to be splitted into two parts. We will first show of
some slides. In the 2nd part we will assist people with their fist experiences
with opensuse and help more advanced users to install it right there. At
least, this is my inital idea. I'm open for suggestions.
I expect around 50 students to participate spread of two events happening on
Beyond that, I'm in contact with some KDE contributors studying at both other
Berlin universities to create a joined effort.