In our last episode, (post), I encouraged you to use Ubuntu yourself, every day. Moving along, here is:
Tip #2: Don't assume people have ever heard of Ubuntu.
Pretend it's brand new to them. Introduce Ubuntu simply as Ubuntu, and skip the references to arcane systems of days gone by, and also skip the computer science minutia. Most people don't care and will tend to tune out if you try to impress them with jargon or recount a technical history lesson.
Over the coming days I'll be sharing more of my tips for Ubuntu advocates. Things I've learned the hard way by trying things myself, failing, re-thinking, and then trying again. Please stay tuned for Tip #3 tomorrow.
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