Ideas for a video tutorial series needed
As I have announced on the [haiku] general mailing list, my intent is to go forward with a creative and exciting project for my senior thesis at college. I wish to create a series of tutorial videos that demonstrate the Haiku operating system to everyone, particularly to beginners, in a way that is easy to understand and to follow, yet very informative. I need some ideas and suggestions from the whole community so that I will be able to gauge what sort of content I should cover and how it should be delivered. The following are things I am looking for, but don't limit yourself to this list here! Anything goes! I want this to be a successful project that everyone can benefit from.
- Since you were all new to Haiku once, what things about Haiku were confusing to you as a beginner? What should be clarified more for those just getting their feet wet with this operating system?
- Would you like videos that contrast popular OSes like Windows and Mac OS X to Haiku? Or would you rather talk about the OS purely from its own merits without bringing to mention any other OSes?
- What categories about the OS (Multimedia-centric, symmetrical multiprocessing demos, etc) would you like covered? Should I get into some technical detail or avoid that altogether and assume the viewer to not know anything about that?
- Should I give a video that shows someone trying the OS who has never seen it or used it in his or her life? Maybe it will help the faint of heart who watch it feel more willing to try it if the newbie was able to figure it out just fine.
These are just a few icebreakers. Please contribute anything you might find useful to this project in terms of ideas, comments and suggestions. Thank you everyone and I hope to commence on this project in the very-near future! ^_^