How to present Ubuntu to our community leaders

Asked by kaphar on 2010-10-08

We would like to present Ubuntu to our community. This would include chamber of commerce, local military and local government. We have in-house technical capabilities and are looking for ideas to stir our thoughts and perhaps give new insight into existing and similar projects. We support Ubuntu on our web site and have had a good feeling about our current use.
Tnx
Kaphar
Florida, USA

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marcus aurelius
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Just boot the liveCD and show what it can do, you need to see what the systems currently do and how ubuntu can do the same.

kaphar (captain-harry) said : #2

Thanks, that's one idea. I hope for something in more detail. Perhaps someone has made a presentation and has some lessons learned ideas.

Best marcus aurelius (adbiz) said : #3

Aim for the bottom line. Every organization is concerned about money.
1) don't have to pay licensing fees to microshaft (which could range from 1000s to 100s of 1000s of dollars per year)
2) don't have to pay upgrade fees to microshaft
3) updates/upgrades available regularly
4) works on older machines so no need to buy new hardware/equipment
5) supports vast amounts of existing hardware
6) software freely available to suit every need in most cases
7) works alongside windoze if there are proprietary software they can't live without that runs on windoze
8) open source software means you're not a slave to microshaft's proprietary file formats which becomes obsolete when microshaft decides to make it obsolete (which happens often)

kaphar (captain-harry) said : #5

Thanks for the good ideas. I can use them. I will leave the question
open on the ubuntu site but I have enought now I hope.'
thanks again'
Harry

On Fri, 2010-10-08 at 22:05 +0000, marcus aurelius wrote:
> Your question #128468 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/128468
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> marcus aurelius proposed the following answer:
> Aim for the bottom line. Every organization is concerned about money.
> 1) don't have to pay licensing fees to microshaft (which could range from 1000s to 100s of 1000s of dollars per year)
> 2) don't have to pay upgrade fees to microshaft
> 3) updates/upgrades available regularly
> 4) works on older machines so no need to buy new hardware/equipment
> 5) supports vast amounts of existing hardware
> 6) software freely available to suit every need in most cases
> 7) works alongside windoze if there are proprietary software they can't live without that runs on windoze
> 8) open source software means you're not a slave to microshaft's proprietary file formats which becomes obsolete when microshaft decides to make it obsolete (which happens often)
>

kaphar (captain-harry) said : #6

Many responses surprised me with their good advice. I thank you for your ideas. I was kinda amazed at the speed that things happen around here. I love it.
Regards