Tip #4 for Ubuntu Evangelists (and Advocates)

In our ongoing saga, Tip #1, Tip #2, Tip #3, you were encouraged to use Ubuntu yourself (every day), to drop references to technical minutia when talking about it, and to pronounce it correctly (oo-boon-too). Whew!

My next (shocking?) tip:

Tip #4:
Choose your targets wisely.

Ubuntu Advocate's CarUbuntu Advocate's Car

Don't assume that everyone is ready for Ubuntu. Some aren't. Since you have limited resources and time, try to gauge whether a person is receptive to new ideas and ways of thinking, generally, before exerting your energy. Ask them some probing questions (without saying Ubuntu) that will help you understand their comfort with and readiness for change. If they seem to be open-minded, give it a shot. If not, move along. We'll come back for them later.

Longing for more? Don't fret! More of my tips for Ubuntu advocates are coming. Things I've learned the hard way by trying, failing, re-thinking, and then trying again. Stay tuned for Tip #5 tomorrow. Guaranteed to excite the Planet.


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"Ubuntu Advocate's Car" image (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) by Tris Linnell. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonnyentropy/6112073746/sizes/z/in/photostr...

Hey! Was that the sound of toads I just heard? Rude comments cheerfully deleted ;)

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