Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Popularizing Fedora in rural Jharkhand

A meeting of about 26 people, mostly students and instructors was successfully organised on 26 March 2014 at a village named Sidraul, near Ranchi, Jharkhand, India. This was the first program in the attempt to launch the project 'Popularizing Fedora in Rural Jharkhand' and was conducted by Mohan Prakash and Chandrashekhar Kumar. There was a discussion on why should we move on to open source software with special mention about Fedora 20. There was a question/answer round in which about 22 questions were answered. Most of the questions were about the installation and general use of Fedora. There was a demonstration of installation of Fedora 20 from a DVD and as well as from a USB stick. Five DVDs of Fedora 20 were distributed. There were some instructors from local computer institutes present in the meeting and they agreed to use Fedora 20 in their institutes.