Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

Linux InstallFest V

Date and Time

Saturday, May 01, 1999 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Location

Howard Johnson Motel

Summary

A periodic get-together where volunteers from our group help people with Linux installation and other hands-on issues.

Abstract

We invite you to become a member of the Boston area Linux community this month. Meet the Linux community and discover the operating system of the future.

Linux is a UNIX-like operating system built around POSIX standards. From its inception less than eight years ago, it was developed over the Internet by a group of people who (for the most part) have never seen each other, and now runs on an (estimated) 1,500,000 computer systems.

The operating system (and the source code for it) is free to anyone who wants it. It has been ported to at least the following platforms: Intel, SPARC, Alpha, MIPS, PPC, and M68K. This is probably the largest development project ever accomplished using the Internet.

Price per participant: $25.00.

Bring your complete system including Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, power strips. We recommend that you bring your own media or that you buy media at the fest.

We do have a few copies of the installation media to get everyone installed. We standardize on Ret Hat 5.2, but other distributions, such as Debian and Caldera are ok.

Make sure your hardware is compatible by looking it up in the Linux Hardware FAQ:


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