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Re: First draft of the LinuxTag-booth

On Sun, May 05, 2002 at 04:31:05PM +0200, Martin Schulze wrote:
> Joerg Jaspert wrote:
> > > I've started planning the booth and those are the constraints we have IMO:
> > > - besides the demo computer only 2 or 3 extra computers are
> > >   needed. Not every question has to be answered by typing in strange
> > >   commands :)
> > 
> > If you look at
> > http://www.infodrom.org/Debian/events/LinuxTag2002/hardware.html you
> > see that we have some more :)
> > 8 computers now, 5 Architectures.
> Please note that the page only lists hardware which was offered.  The
> list does not imply that we have to use all the machines listed there.
> "Somebody" needs to decide which machine will be useful and which won't.

As usual I'll toss in my opinion to start a discussion :) We should
definitely _not_ cram the booth with as much computers as we can get
into it!  With only ~5 persons staff in the booth 8 computers are a
bit peculiar...

Thus, I propose to show the most interesting machines[1]:

- one i386 as demo-machine because this is (still...) the most
  reliable architecture and most of us are used to it

( - maybe annother i386 with SE Linux, I'm not totally convinced if
   this cracking-event in the booth is a good idea as this'll be an
   advanced hacker thing. It won't attract any new user... This could
   be great for a "Debian Zone" if we get one )

- the Alpha, because Alphas aren't that well known but deserve
  it. Actually, Compaq released EV7 and is successfully building fast
  clusters with them; at least universities may be interested

( - the sparc is in principle interesting for universities, too, but
   as "SparcStation 4" hasn't got an UltraSparc-processor, does it? If
   someone is interested in Debian on Sun computers, he'll be more
   interested in newer machines...)

- the Power-Mac is very interesting because many Mac-users think about
  installing Linux on their machines (can we have a
  "Turn-a-Mac-into-a-Linux-box" show?)

Sorry, Michael, I know that m68k is cool, but besides the freaks still
remembering the old computers very few visitors will be interested in
those machines... 

Ok, I'm expecting a whole load of replys :)


[1] Don't think that I'm fighting non-i386-arches, I own an Alpha
    and a Sparc...

Thimo Neubauer <thimo@debian.org>
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