Linux Installfest this weekend

The New Zealand Linux Users Group is holding its second 'install fest' at Auckland's Unitec campus this weekend.

The New Zealand Linux Users Group is holding its second "installfest" at Auckland's Unitec campus this weekend.

Anyone interested in finding out more about Linux or in installing Linux on their own machine is invited to Building 180 on the Mt Albert campus between 10am and 4pm on Saturday, according to co-convenor Richard Patterson, who says the last one held in mid 2003 was a huge success.

"It was awesome, we were really pleased with the turn out." Around 60 Linux hopefuls turned up and were assisted with installations of Linux and Patterson hopes to top that this year.

"We've got internet access to the building as well so we can go online and update drivers and things like that while they're there".

Patterson says the basic install will be of Mandrake and CDs of Knoppix will also be available, probably for $1 each to cover the cost of the media. The Knoppix CD includes the Open Office application suite.

"For experienced users we'll have Gentoo and possibly Debian as well if there's interest."

Patterson says while the day is really about installing Linux, anyone can attend to find out more about Linux in particular or open source in general.

More information can be found here.

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