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[Discuss] BLU Installfest AND MIT IoTFest Saturday January 19, 2019
- Subject: [Discuss] BLU Installfest AND MIT IoTFest Saturday January 19, 2019
- From: gaf at blu.org (Jerry Feldman)
- Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:49:40 -0500
Boston Linux Installfest Installfest LXIX and MIT ITFest When: Saturday January 19, 2013 9AM - 6PM Where: MIT Building E-51, Room 315 2 Amherst St, Cambridge http://mitiq.mit.edu/mitiq/directions_%20parkinge51.htm Please refer to the MIT IoTFest web site for the agenda and speakers list: http://ttn.mit.edu/IoTFest/ Please note that lunch is provided by the MIT IoFest group For the installfest: 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 29 Live DVD/USB) * Ubuntu - http://www.ubuntu.com ( 18.04.1 LTS DVD/USB or 18.10 * 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 or can easily burn a USB. We usually have both a Wired and Wireless network available. 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. Oracle VirtualBox 5.2.18 (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. Please refer to the BLU website (http://www.blu.org) for further information and directions. -- Jerry Feldman <gaf at blu.org> Boston Linux and Unix user group http://www.blu.org PGP key id: 537C5846 PGP Key fingerprint: 3D1B 8377 A3C0 A5F2 ECBB CA3B 4607 4319 537C 5846 _______________________________________________ Announce mailing list Announce at blu.org http://lists.blu.org/mailman/listinfo/announce
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