As everything is still fresh in my mind, allow me to tell you how it
went in Normandy last Saturday.
The City is facing huge deficits and there will be no city staff
around anymore on Saturdays. The main door will be locked/closed and
to get in, everybody will need to use the back door.
There was no sign post and I demanded one to be handwritten and fixed
on main door. For lucky people that could read / understand it, we
were there for them :)
1. In a nutshell, the usual crowd responded present.
2. We started a migration a bit on the shy part from openSUSE 13.1
to openSUSE 13.2 32 bit, the very guy who came in December. No backup
done, so we did not venture in this upgrade. Instead we gave him a
box with openSUSE 13.2 to play with.
3. His wife was into learning open street maps on a Leap 42.1 KDE box
4. Our Greek lady was back, needing a Greek keyboard, expecting
that I was God, so I taught her ASCII model like ALT + 225 = Beta etc.
She could then type almost fluently in LibreOffice .
5. The lady of December last wanted Leap alongside with Windows 7.
OK, backup was done, but Leap complained that C: contained errors….
The full works: scandisk for almost two hours then vanilla
installation of Leap. Nothing to declare, tests were done and she was
the last happy visitor to go home.
6. VLC still gave us a lot of hassle and we also installed
UMPlayer, but there was not such devotion though….. Note to self: Find
a 100% openSUSE alternative for demanding geeks to play mulimedia.
7. Another VLC as last month. OK there was a one-click install for
Leap and all went well. Other non-nagging issues were taken care of.
8. We had a special guest, he came, he saw, “took possession” of my
HP workstation and played the whole afternoon, did not complain or
asked questions. When tea time came, he had coffee with the
compliments of NUI and the various cakes that our regulars brought in
and seemed to have indulged in all pre installed software of Leap. Oh
well, if this rendered him happy :)
9. An interesting case, a guy came complaining about UBUNTU, bla
bla bla. He said he came a few months back and picked an openSUSE 12.2
DVD which he has now installed. WIFI was KO, so as he was suspicious
of us “messing” his box, we got WIFI to work and guess what? He did a
full upgrade with the compliments of my 4G SIM card…. He gives tuition
at a school, so he said. I did not tell him about openSUSE Education
yet because this is another breed. We will see how it goes next month…
10. The best is yet to come: a guy walked in and had a question. He
could not remember what was his question…. I shared my email, just in
case! He stayed around a bit…
11. A lady came with two kids. No games… Note to self: Erase Gamer
Laptop (ASUS) and *install* Leap with the Ethernet cable banged in!
12. There were two candidates for Leap installation. I had prepared a
live-fat-stick with flavours of openSUSE. Either USB ports were KO, or
something else, could not get it to work. Note to self, *recheck* the
13. Due to new logistics (see above), we had less people. Just 26 in
total but very glorifying exchanges :)
14. The guys from openstreet map did not come this time....
15. Linux presentation Day 30th April coming soon…. We have plenty of
time to prepare this event which by coincidence happens on one of our
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