[plug] Fwd: Worldwide 2008 Mandriva Linux Installfest
apolglaze at book-keepingnetwork.com.au
Sat Nov 17 09:45:52 WST 2007
> Just received this somehow...perhaps sometihg PLUG should look at
> doing, when was the last installfest?(this doesn't mean I use mandriva
Gee, it just shows how organised Linux people are. We have been a
registered user of Mandriva/Mandrake for 7 and a half years and this is
the first thing we have heard about it.
In fact, it is the only thing we have heard from them for nearly two
years, so I thought that they were finished and have started moving away
to other flavours.
I have said this many times before and I will say it again. Linux has a
long, long way to go before it even looks like a real alternative to the
great masses of computer users. It just appears too completely
disorganised to be able to achieve anything.
Remember perception IS reality.
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> From: "Mandriva Team" <return at mandriva.com>
> To: caleb.duggan at gmail.com
> Subject: Worldwide 2008 Mandriva Linux Installfest
> Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 22:35:40 +0800
> Mandriva rallies the community of Linux users in many cities across
> the globe on November 17th.
> In order to bring Linux to new users and present the new features and
> technologies available in Mandriva Linux 2008, Mandriva is mobilizing
> its network of Linux User Groups (LUGs) to coordinate a worldwide
> Installfest on November 17th 2007.
> Installations of Mandriva Linux One will take place all around the
> world, thanks to the Linux community. Major participating locations
> will include the Ecuador, China, Poland, Russia and France. Expert
> Mandriva Linux users are invited to assist beginners to help them get
> started with the operating system. Participants will be able to:
> * Get help on installing Mandriva Linux 2008 on their laptop or
> desktop free of charge.
> * View demonstrations of all that can be done with Mandriva Linux
> * Get answers to their questions.
> * Meet other Mandriva Linux users, and chat with their local
> The installation is often the toughest step for a beginner willing to
> adopt a new operating system. This is why Mandriva invites anyone
> wishing to know Linux better to join the free install fests on
> November 17th or 24th. These installfests are made possible thanks to
> the power of the knowledge sharing spirit, one of the keystones of the
> open source community.
> Be sure to check where installfests are located within your area:
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