Saturday, July 27, 2019

Re: Boston Linux and Unix InstallFest LXX Saturday July 27, 2019 cancelled

The police have memorial drive closed all morning and there is no way we
can access MIT building e-51

On Mon, Jul 22, 2019, 11:19 AM Jerry Feldman <> wrote:

> Boston Linux Installfest LXX
> When: Saturday July 27, 2019, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
> Where: MIT Building E-51, Room 061
> 2 Amherst St, Cambridge
> Parking is free at the E-51 lot in front of the building.
> Lunch is generously sponsored by Ron Thibeau owner of Bluefin Technical
> Services
> 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 ( 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:
> Linux Frequently Asked Questions:
> Additionally, there are forums and listservs for most distros.
> Generally our volunteers have sets of the latest Fedora, SuSE and
> Ubuntu distributions:
> * Fedora - (Fedora 30 Live DVD/USB)
> * Ubuntu - ( 18.04.1 LTS DVD/USB or 19.04)
> * other distros can easily 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 or can easily burn a USB.
> 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. Linux has a built-in virtual memory
> system, but you can also download and install
> VirtualBox 6.0 ( which 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.
> Please refer to the BLU website ( for further
> information and directions. There is a parking lot in front of
> the building on Amherst St. Enter the building, and take the elevator
> your left down to the basement. Room 016 is directly across from the
> elevator.
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> Jerry Feldman <>
> Boston Linux and Unix
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