Posted by: Anonymous
on November 15, 2007 04:59 PM
Another great tactic I've found is to get a laptop, something sleek looking, and bring it with you everywhere. Go to cafes and make sure your windowing environment looks great and polished, if you run Ubuntu or another distro with 3D effects, put them on, and just hang out. You'll at least get a few stares if you sit somewhere visible to others and have an unfamiliar but beautiful looking GUI on your screen. I've had people see Ubuntu with all the stops pulled to make it pretty say "But wait, that looks great, I thought Linux was all just lines of code?" Even if people dont ask for a CD, it's helpful to assuage peoples doubts that Linux is just a command line for nerds and noone else.