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How YOU Can Promote Puppy
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benali72

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PostPosted: Thu 28 Aug 2008, 10:54    Post subject:  How YOU Can Promote Puppy  

The more people who use Puppy, the larger and more vibrant our community will be. The better for all of us. (and the better for all those who will benefit from their use of Puppy).

What can each of us do to promote Puppy?

Here are a few ideas... add your own to this thread. Then go out and DO it!

* Post on forums and mention Puppy
* Tell your co-workers at work about Puppy
* Tell your friends and IT peers about it
* Give a demo on Puppy at a local Linux users group
* Present on Puppy at school or at work
* Write an article on Puppy
* Put up a web site on Puppy
* Add a mention or testimony about your use of Puppy to your existing web site
(it doesn't matter what your web site covers)
* Post comments to online articles that mention Puppy as a solution or its benefits
* Install Puppy on machines for your family, friends, and relatives
* Install Puppy on machines that are then recycled for charity
* Help build the value of the Puppy community by participating in Puppy's forums

What do you do to promote Puppy?

What else can we do to promote Puppy?
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linuxcbon

Joined: 09 Aug 2007
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PostPosted: Thu 28 Aug 2008, 12:05    Post subject:  

Help finding bugs

Compile programs or better : make pets available for all.

Show it to friends and make them jealous. Shocked

Write about it in your blog.

Give feedback to developpers so they can improve puppy.

Use it.
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darrelljon


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PostPosted: Fri 21 Nov 2008, 19:30    Post subject:  

Design a DVD Keep Case.
Answer unanswered posts in the forum.
Design artwork.
Make promotional videos and presentations.
Do a podcast about it.
Make a case badge or 2 here,
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Lobster
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PostPosted: Wed 10 Dec 2008, 03:55    Post subject:  

Smile What a great gift Christmas card Puppy would make.
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Aronzak

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PostPosted: Mon 29 Dec 2008, 07:12    Post subject: One idea  

I had an idea here http://aronzak.wordpress.com/2008/12/29/usb-linux-challenge/

1 Buy a few cheap usb flash drives
2 Put Linux on them
3 Give them out
4. If someone likes what they see, they can have a copy. If not, no harm done.
If you get the drive back, repeat from step 3.

What do you think?
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Aitch


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PostPosted: Sun 04 Jan 2009, 08:23    Post subject: FOSDEM, BRUSSELS, FEB 09  

See my link

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=262894#262894

FOSDEM Open Source Developers European Meeting

Feb 09 in Brussels

Good opportunity for PUPPYPOWER Publicity!!

FOSDEM website down but wikipedia has this

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FOSDEM

Aitch Smile
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Lobster
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PostPosted: Sun 04 Jan 2009, 21:47    Post subject:  

Using Impress in the OO3 SFS
I have created these Puppy centric presentations:

ODP format
http://www.tmxxine.com/odp/puppy41_new.odp

PDF using export
http://www.tmxxine.com/odp/puppy41_new.pdf

Still working on them - so not quite perfect
but the Impress program is fast and stable

You can of course modify and use the presentation in any way you wish

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benali72

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PostPosted: Sun 04 Jan 2009, 22:53    Post subject: Good stuff, Lobster  

Hi Lobster,

Excellent job on the slides -- brief, to the point, comprehensive. Nice work.

I occasionally give presentations (on operating systems, databases, and scripting languages). By chance I'm giving two next week (one at a community college, one at a major university.

From your post, I assume it's ok if I copy or adapt a couple of your slides for some future presentation? This would provide some nice Puppy material... very well summarized. I'll credit them "Lobster (Official Crustacean)" or with your name if you send it to me.

Thank you.
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Lobster
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PostPosted: Mon 05 Jan 2009, 01:19    Post subject:  

Quote:
"Lobster (Official Crustacean)"

is fine

completely open source - do as you will with them Smile

maybe you could give away a few Puppys - here is how to make the case . . .
http://www.curbly.com/DIY-Maven/posts/680-How-to-Make-a-Folded-Paper-CD-Case

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01micko


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PostPosted: Mon 05 Jan 2009, 05:37    Post subject:  

Here's what I'm gonna do.
I wrote a script that runs a slideshow in Puppy (with thanks to zigbert and MU, must mention CatDude and trio). It also runs in Mandriva (with the necessary tweaks, but no outrageous dependencies, sheesh!). I'll refine the script, add "designed for Puppy Linux" in the comments and 'readme', tarball it, maybe even rpm it (if I can) and release it to the Mandriva community. Then wait and see. If just 1 Mandriva user sees that it is just so bloated and still needs dependencies to install the simplest of apps, then it is worth it! Wink

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Aitch


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PostPosted: Mon 05 Jan 2009, 15:12    Post subject:  

01micko

Don't forget to post it here, so we may see your efforts Very Happy



PS Lobster - 'new iBone' Wink

http://www.flickr.com/photos/laughtonb/459585522/

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PostPosted: Mon 05 Jan 2009, 17:38    Post subject:  

Aitch wrote:
01micko

Don't forget to post it here, so we may see your efforts Very Happy


Aitch Smile


Did that a few weeks ago, look here

I Used Mandrake a long time ago and installed Mandriva 2008.1 about six months ago because I had no ligit OS to put on my son's machine at the time. It is way bloated and needs heaps of dependencies for installing such trivial things, for example xonclock returned five missing dependencies when I compiled it. It does have a slick interface and is fast for a big OS. The machine is an Athlon2100+, SiS chipset, 512ram (shared 64M w/graphics), a few years old but still fast enough. Puppy and woof fly on the thing.

The other night I was mucking around with it and decided to try my slideshow. Installed MU's 'Scale2pics' which went really well on Mandriva, xli, my show and viola! Only thing is that I have to run it as root since I installed it in /usr/sbin. Don't know what folder is in my path without being root in Mandriva, but I'll get it to run as 'user' before I let 'em at it!

"Designed for Puppy Linux". (I like that, Might add it too my signature Wink )

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noprimenumbers

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PostPosted: Sat 17 Jan 2009, 00:43    Post subject: Telling my customers  

I fixed a laptop for my neighbor but didn't have a hard drive caddy or connector for it so the W$ XP is just sitting in the hard drive. I gave him a copy of Puppy and told him about it. His remark was what good will it do me I don't have any where to store anything that I work on. I kinda LOL but explained that the disk is a CD-R and Puppy took less than 100 MB of space. It took a few seconds but the light came on and he got a little excited. I can't wait to here what he has to say.

One of my customers is starting a Internet Cafe and I told him about Puppy. I will give him a PC that I got from him with puppy on it as soon as I can get it to working. Recycle the PC back to the PC shop you get it at. That might be a new one.

Dogle is an inspiration. Thanks for the link.

Thanks Puppyteers (?? need a name ??)
Scott
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ecomoney


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Location: Lincolnshire, England

PostPosted: Sat 17 Jan 2009, 07:45    Post subject:  

Hi noprimenumbers

Let me know how the cybercafe, ive had considerable experience in running one, and have released a "puplet" designed especially for them. Would be happy to supply expertise on a commercial or non-commercial basis.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=12714

A cybercafe is a supurb way of promoting puppy, not just because it makes an ideal system for a cybercafe (security/ease of use/speed), but it generates a lot of additional business. Most people that use a cybercafe either havnt got a computer, or have a broken one. Ask around local schools/businesses to see it you can take their old computer "waste problem" off their hands for free, install them up with puppy and offer them for sale from the cybercafe itself. They will sell like hot cakes once the customers have seen linux in action.

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noprimenumbers

Joined: 15 Jan 2009
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PostPosted: Sat 17 Jan 2009, 09:42    Post subject:  

Hi Ecomoney

I was looking forward to your introducing yourself. After all Dogle already introduced you to me. I read a lot about your project and would like to ask a few questions of you. In time you may need your own section in the forum.

Can you start your own Q&A thread? I think many could benefit from it. I am still exploring the forum so you may have one and I not found it. Or should I use the long one of your project?

Thanks for starting such a great thing.
Scott
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