[Nottingham] Linux InstallFest / Awareness Day 1st November

Bob Winter nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk
Wed Jul 9 18:54:01 2003

I can bring a hub if you like

Bob Winter

Duncan John Fyfe wrote:

>Hello again subset of everyone,
>As some of you may remember we had a little discussion about an install fest...
>Well, thanks to Robert & co.  we have a venue booked for Saturday 1st November 2003.
>Deatail are:
>	Green's Mill and Science Centre
>	Windmill Lane, Sneinton, Nottingham NG2 4QB
>	()
>The following blurb is going into the next (current ?) What's On:
>"Want a new way of using your PC?  Why not try Linux, Linux is a new,
>community developed system that can run on old and new PC's alike but
>will enable you to have more control over how your PC works. Nottingham
>Linux User Group will be holding a day-long event to help you try out
>Linux, with taster sessions and demonstrations throughout the day.  Find
>out how to get e-mail, use the Internet without pop-up adverts and even
>create professional websites without having to pay a penny for the
>Now we need lot's of volunteers and ideas for the day ;)
>So far ideas and thoughts for the day which need fleshing out are:
>1. Bring and Install
>	They bring their computer, we install Linux.
>	PROBLEM: Backing up their data.
>	Personally I think the best we can do is say "make sure you have everything important
>	backed up before you come"
>2. Lot's of demos.
>	GIMP, Evolution, games , email.
>3.  Who are we aiming at ?
>	Joe/Jo public, local businesses ... (all) ?
>4.  Linux tutorials.
>	Can we get hold of a screen and projector for the day (I'd hope Green's Mill
>	would have one).
>5.  Equipement / People
>	Any offers greatfully received.
>	We will need machines to run demo's on and probably a network.
>6.  Sponsors
>	Please guv, spare a poor impoverished LUG a copper for a cat cable...
>We hope to use the September meeting to finalise some of the plans and decide upon
>what we are going to do (and have resources for) including a 'distro war' ie.
>what distro are we going to install (remember this is probably aimed at the un-initiated
>so Gentoo is probably not the best idea) and what distro(s) are we going to use
>for demo machines (eg Knoppix).
>Have fun,
>PS. My plan so far is for the regular 5th Nov meeting to be an easy meeting
>for people enticed by the above event (he said hopefully).  This might
>be a good opportunity to trial an "Introducing Linux" lesson.