[Sugar-devel] [Marketing] Marketing to parents...
caroline at solutiongrove.com
Thu Mar 19 18:13:06 EDT 2009
Sameer and Wade
I like the idea. I suggest putting in a ticket and lets see if we can get a
volunteer to work on it.
On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 3:44 PM, Wade Brainerd <wadetb at gmail.com> wrote:
> A one click installer for Windows should be quite possible to do. I
> set something similar up for the OLPC XO Software
> last year using QEMU:
> You could give that to them, but they would be stick using an older
> version of Sugar.
> Or, if anyone would like to step up to try to do this for SoaS, the
> source code to the installer is located at:
> There may be some issues installing the QEMU accelerator module under
> Further discussion of the VM topic is here:
> We are almost there - the SoaS team is producing .vmdk files, we just
> need to set up the packaging and testing (and to finally choose a
> virtualization software).
> On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 3:02 PM, Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I had the opportunity to do a presentation to a group of parents at a
> > local Montessori school. Some of the parents got back to me and want
> > to run Sugar at home. After talking to them for a bit, I realized that
> > the packaging is still difficult for most non-tech people.
> > 1) Many don't know how to boot from USB.
> > 2) Thought BIOS was some extra software they needed to buy.
> > 3) Have a notion that Sugar is yet another title that will install on
> > I found that they were so far away from anything technical, that I
> > really couldn't explain the whole GNU/Linux thing and not scare them
> > away!
> > So, in running with #3, I have a suggestion. We package a VM image + a
> > player into a Windows friendly installer (next, next, next, done.
> > wizard), which will let parents install the VM as if it were another
> > Windows software title.
> > In the mean time, I've agreed to build SoaS for these parents, but
> > they are wary of something that doesn't somehow show their Windows
> > desktop while running Sugar.
> > Sameer
> > --
> > Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
> > Associate Professor of Information Systems
> > San Francisco State University
> > San Francisco CA 94132 USA
> > http://verma.sfsu.edu/
> > http://opensource.sfsu.edu/
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