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[ale] Geek Gift Ideas for Radio Show Linux Promotion



Aaron,
    Under the GPL OSS banner, an OpenDisc8.10 DVD, from 
http://www.theopendisc.com  According to their website, for a $15 
*donation* they'll send two DVD copies anywhere in the world.  
Otherwise, it's a large download requiring the ability to burn it to a 
DVD (CD's are now smaller than the download).  Lots of OSS, like 
OpenOffice 3.0, GIMP, GNU Cash, PDF Creator, Audacity, Firefox, 
Thunderbird, Sea Monkey, and a *bunch* more.  Yes, yes, yes, I know.  
They're all designed to run under Windows.  But they *are* Open Source.  
"A little leaven leaventh the whole lump."  Let Open Source be the 
creeping virus it's claimed to be.

Stephen R. Blevins
srblevi at worldnet.att.net



aaron wrote:
> Hey ALE!
>
> WHAT LINUX RELATED OR SUPPORTED GEEK
> TOYS AND TOOLS ARE AT THE TOP OF YOUR
> WISH LIST?
>
> I'm asking here because...
>
> I got a call yesterday from a gentleman named Gene Bright.
> He hosts a Radio Program that airs on several Georgia
> stations and is devoting an upcoming holiday season show
> to a focus on "Inexpensive Geek Gifts".
>
> He is inviting a guest from each of the main computer geek
> communities (windoze, mac & linux) to participate and offer
> suggestions, and I have accepted the invite to provide the
> Linux perspective for the taping next Tuesday (12/9) at 8pm.
>
> The top of my list will, of course, be recomnendations for
> gifts of Free and Freedom Friendly LINUX DISTROS and
> GPL OSS SOFTWARE disks as the best gifts any geek can
> get at any price (but still stressing the fact that all of the
> BEST Things in Life are FREE).
>
> For the rest of the list I wanted to welcome suggestions
> from all y'all!  So, again:
>
> WHAT LINUX RELATED OR SUPPORTED GEEK
> TOYS AND TOOLS ARE AT THE TOP OF YOUR
> WISH LIST?
>
> You know -- gadgets that any self respecting geek
> would drool over!  OLPC?  EEEPC? NOKIA 810??
> Google Phone??  Arduino / Freeduino??  Penguin
> Plushes??
>
> This seems topical (and fun) enough that we can
> share the ideas on the list, but feel free to email me
> off list if prefered.
>
> Please try to include info on where to find, downlad
> or purchase the items and a general price range.
>
> Any and all geek gift ideas appreciated!
>
> peace
> aaron
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