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Promoting Puppy at Computer Shows
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NathanO

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PostPosted: Sat 12 May 2007, 20:36    Post subject:  

Had the computer show today.

Handed out about 30 of the flyers and had the .pdf on screen most of the time for people to look at.

We had 7 people take for 'donation' a DVD of 2.15CE. All the money goes for more CD's/DVD's for the next show.

Talked to about 10 people already using Puppy in the San Antonio, Texas area. Also talked to a number of Ham operators that are looking at the Ham version as well as the regular to paly with. I may look at our getting together a 'PuppyLUG' group to meet just before our SATLUG meetings and see where it heads.

Pizzagood: Everyone loved your one liners and paragraphs.

Nathan F: Good comments on the .pdf.

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afgs


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PostPosted: Thu 07 Jun 2007, 02:03    Post subject:  

I have my version of Puppy flyer, which I would like to share in case anybody needs one, but this forum does not allowed me to post it. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Thu 07 Jun 2007, 03:45    Post subject:  

change it to one of these forum allowed format extensions

ace, bz2, gtar, gz, pet, pup, rar, tar, zip


(you can just change the name and let us know what to change it back to)

from Rox drag the file into the Pupzip icon

Cool

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afgs


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PostPosted: Thu 07 Jun 2007, 06:19    Post subject:  

Thanks Lobster for your advice.
Here are the flyers (have compressed them in zip files).
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PostPosted: Thu 07 Jun 2007, 08:17    Post subject:  

"Puppy Linux is as fast as a greased toddler in a candy store" made me laugh Smile

Good flyers did you create them in Scribus?

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HairyWill


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PostPosted: Thu 07 Jun 2007, 08:53    Post subject:  

Nice flyer. One comment:
Puppy Linux:Unleashed your computer!
is gramatically incorrect

"Puppy Linux:Unleash your computer!"
would be better

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NathanO

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PostPosted: Fri 08 Jun 2007, 10:43    Post subject:  

afgs,

It may be the PDF viewer I use, but in printing out the landscape version the 'paw prints' end up on a white background and the printing in front of them is hard to read. It shows good in the readers on screen.

Any ideas?

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PostPosted: Wed 13 Jun 2007, 02:29    Post subject:  

Thank you for your advices.
I've made some refinements on the flyers, including version 2 (of each) which uses less ink to print.
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PostPosted: Thu 14 Jun 2007, 03:18    Post subject:  

Sorry, the connection broke when I was uploading the Puppy landscape flyers.
Here they are. Hope they print well.
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John Doe

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PostPosted: Thu 14 Jun 2007, 03:58    Post subject:  

vs. 2 has better font for visual scanning.

perhaps the column on the lower left would be easier to track either right or left aligned, i've read that centering should be reserved for titles and headings. or perhaps it's fine.

the thumbs in the upper left are maybe a bit pixallated.

a nice sharp 90 deg angle in the upper left might help square it all off.

the dog is in a position that sort of has it's crotch projected at the viewer. some people might get turned off by that. some people see pics, some words.

speaking of words, what does "and no auditors" mean? that's the only part that didn't make sense to me.
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PostPosted: Mon 30 Jul 2007, 05:45    Post subject:  

Revised version
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PostPosted: Mon 30 Jul 2007, 05:52    Post subject:  

Thanks MGFox for helping me revised it.
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NathanO

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PostPosted: Fri 24 Aug 2007, 16:16    Post subject:  

Besides the computer shows in the area about every 10 weeks, San Antonio College puts on an 'Open Source Fest" each October. I am working on a Over View of Puppy to present.

So far the reception of Puppy at the computer shows has been very positive.
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PostPosted: Fri 25 Apr 2008, 09:34    Post subject:  

If any one is in the San Antonio, TX area May 10, the next computer show will be at the Live Oak civic Center. The San Antonio Linux Users Group will be showing off graphics packages. I will be running several under Puppy. Right now I plan to use 3.01, but if 4.0 is operational on my computers I will try that.
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PostPosted: Thu 12 Mar 2009, 14:24    Post subject: Open Source Fest  

The 2009 Open Source Fest at San Antonio College is at this link:

http://cis.sac.accd.edu/~skolars/satlug/

I will be doing a session on Puppy Friday night.

We still promote Puppy at the local computer shows:

March 14, May 30, Aug 29, Nov 14, Dec 12 2009 at the Live Oak Civic Center.
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