Linux Live is an event taking place on Saturday March 15th at the Watershed in Bristol, UK.
In early April, Microsoft are withdrawing all support for Windows XP which despite it's age, is still one of the most well used operating systems in the UK, still being used by 30% of the country. 30% of the country are going to be forced to pay roughly £80 a piece in order to keep their computers up to date and fit for purpose.
Linux Live aims to showcase the alternatives. Demonstrating that the various Linux distributions are not as terrifying as they may appear, and are in no way "lesser" because they are free, in fact, we aim to show that with very little knowledge above and beyond what your average Window's user already has, you can do just as much, more in fact, using Linux than you can using Windows.
Your average PC user wants to check their email, write some letters, use facebook and play games, and you can do all of this using Linux!
The event is being run by members of the Bristol and Bath Linux user group, who range from your ordinary users all the way up to users on a professional level, so no matter what level user you are, there is going to be someone there to show you the ropes.
Saving people money doesn't come cheap though, and we're asking for your help!
We're looking to raise as much as we can to help pay for the advertising and merchandising.
Ideally, we need posters and leaflets to get people through the door, and once there, we'd like them to leave with all they need to get up and running with Linux, and maybe a few trinkets to remember us by... This means at the very least we're going to need copies of their chosen distribution to give them as they leave.
So please, if you can help us help others, we'd really appreciate your donation, and if you can't, we'd be really grateful if you could share this page with others.