Thursday, March 9, 2017

CORRECTION: Boston Linux and Unix InstallFest LXIII reminder Saturday March 18, 2017

CORRECTION: The BLU InstallFest is in a different room this time: E51-335.

Our regular room, E51-061, was not available for March 18.


On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 6:32 PM, Jerry Feldman <gaf@blu.org> wrote:

> Boston Linux Installfest LXIII
> When: Saturday March 18, 2017, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
> Where: MIT Building E-51, Room 061
> 2 Amherst St, Cambridge
> Plenty of free parking in the parking lot in front of E-51.
> http://mitiq.mit.edu/mitiq/directions_%20parkinge51.htm
>
> What you need to bring: Your computer, monitor, power strips and your
> Linux distributions. We do have copies of some distributions.
> In general we have expertise with most distros, but if you need special
> expertise, please email the BLU discussion list in advance. Today, most
> distros are using Live images that you can try out and then install.
> This can be copied to DVDs or USB sticks.There are a number of USB
> creators, such as UNetbootin (https://unetbootin.github.io/). Both
> Fedora and Ubuntu have a USB creator built in.
>
> COST: It's free! However, we DO have expenses, and contributions are
> welcome. Please consider contributing $25 per machine.
>
> Our volunteers will help you to install Linux on your own system. While
> Linux runs on most systems, some systems do have configurations and
> hardware that may not be supported. Please consult the following web
> pages for hardware compatibility. While we prefer you to bring your own
> distros, our volunteers will normally have
>
> Linux Howto Pages: http://tldp.org/HOWTO/HOWTO-INDEX/howtos.html
> Linux Frequently Asked Questions: http://tldp.org/docs.html#faq
> Additionally, there are forums and listservs for most distros.
>
> Generally our volunteers have sets of the latest Fedora, SuSE and
> Ubuntu distributions:
> * Fedora - https://getfedora.org/ (Fedora 25 Live DVD/USB)
> * Ubuntu - http://www.ubuntu.com ( 16.04.2 LTS DVD/USB or 16.10)
> * other distros can be downloaded at the Installfest
>
> We generally have them on local drives and can burn CDs/DVDs and
> USBs.Since there are many variants of these distros, we advise you to
> bring an empty USB stick with sufficient memory to hold one of the
> distros. Live images require about 1.5GB. I usually have some USBs
> prepared.
>
> We usually have both a Wired and Wireless network available.
> The preferred wireless SSID at MIT is "MIT". In addition John does set
> up a local wifi.
>
>
> In addition, you can run Linux on your Windows PC through a virtual
> machine manager, such as Virtualbox. You can install this in your
> Windows machine and run Linux as a guest OS, or install it in your Linux
> machine and run Windows as a guest. VirtualBox 5.1.10
> (http://www.virtualbox.org.) is free and is available for Linux, Windows
> 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista. Additionally,
> there are also some VMWare clients that are also free for Windows.
>
> Lunch is generously sponsored by Bluefin Technical Services, John Ross
> and Ron Thibeau
>
>
> Please refer to the BLU website (http://www.blu.org) for further
> information and directions. Parking is free and available in front of
> the building on Amherst St. Enter the building, and take the elevator to
> your left down 1 floor. Room 061 is opposite the elevator.
>
> --
> Jerry Feldman <gaf@blu.org>
> Boston Linux and Unix user group
> http://www.blu.org
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> PGP Key fingerprint: 3D1B 8377 A3C0 A5F2 ECBB CA3B 4607 4319 537C 5846
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