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Journal Journal: LUG

Finally I have a LUG at my university! It seems that there is growing grassroots support for Linux at the University where I study. I am a chemical engineer and everyone I know uses windows and Microsoft Office for just about everything. I have started a minor rebellion, but going is slow. Now there is a LUG, I hope that we can organize and try to get support for open formats in our class notes (not everyone can open Powerpoint presentations with imbedded Excel macros, etc).

Baby steps.

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Journal Journal: Knoppix CD

Oh yeah. Downloaded a brand spanking new (20030502) ISO of knoppix and started stunning my friends. I live in a commune, and I have successfully converted 4 out of 5 housemates to Linux. The 5th is one of those 'but my stuff works like it is now, and I can get (read pirate) all the stuff I need on Windows'. Half an hour of Knoppix, and he's hooked.

Also, I work at a University and have been fighting an uphill battle with our administration not to require documents done in Word (But it's the industry standard!). Now, I can show all these people first hand what a free OS looks like. And explain to them why it's not 'freeware'.

Must say -- liveCDs rock.

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