Spreading Ubuntu

We’ve been very successful at spreading Ubuntu CDs among students over here at the Technische Universit├Ąt in Munich. Today, I’ve distributed 250 of them among the students of Electrical Engineering, and Moritz Angermann was even able to distribute around 1000 among the students of Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics.
All of them originated from Murray’s cellar. There are still loads of them available, so if you need a bunch of them, just ask him :).

3 thoughts on “Spreading Ubuntu”

  1. That’s great!

    I’m going to distribute Breezy CDs aswell at my university. I’ve ordered only about 100, because our university and it’s students are strongly geared towards Microsoft and Cisco solutions. I’m not sure what the response will be like.

    I haven’t received them yet, but do you perhaps have any advice in advance? Did you give any presentations or the like? Or just approached students and staff at random and had a chat with them?

    We had a discussion in #ubuntu-nl about this, and the opinion there was that it’s doubtful it will be effective just distributing them, thinking students will most likely try it once and then shrug it off.

    Hopefully, I can actually get them in the Ubuntu grasp, and maybe even spirit if they feel like contributing. :)

  2. > perhaps have any advice in advance?

    Tell each person that it’s beautiful, user-friendly, and easy – a real alternative to difficult, unsafe Windows. Say how to use the LiveCD, and how easy it is to install it next to Windows.

  3. > I haven’t received them yet, but do you perhaps have any advice in advance? Did you give any presentations or the like?

    I kindly asked whether I may advertize them before a Computer Science lecture, and I was allowed to do so.

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