[plug] What would encourage membership of PLUG? [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Harry McNally harrymc at decisions-and-designs.com.au
Thu Feb 18 11:37:35 WST 2010

Wilkinson, Alex wrote:
>     0n Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 10:08:41AM +0800, Innis Cunningham wrote: 
>     >The days of the CLI I think are gone most of the programs these days
>     >have a GUI to run them and if they don't they don't last long.
> You obviously dont work in the industry :)

Hi Alex

This is probably a good measure of the range of participants in PLUG which
makes decisions about PLUG's role quite hard.

I know Innis (having retired from aircraft engineering) has done a heap of
contribution to Flight Gear; we all bring different skills and experience to
PLUG and our participation in Linux.

Scott's idea for free phone support may engender a "pick up the phone as soon
as I get stuck" attitude which might make dealing with the callers quite hard.
I wondered if a ground floor venue for monthly or bi-monthly (?) workshops may
allow saved up questions to be handled. Free for members and $5 for
non-members perhaps to recover venue cost.

But, having used recent advice on the list, I dropped Mint Linux on a
relatives laptop and it installed as easily as, and quicker than, that other
OS. For many people, if the underlying "product" is secure and has updates,
operating the OS through the GUI is enough for a lot of people.

My 2c

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