[plug] Fwd: Worldwide 2008 Mandriva Linux Installfest

Alex Polglaze 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 
> btw)
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.

> ------- Forwarded message -------
> From: "Mandriva Team" <return at mandriva.com>
> To: caleb.duggan at gmail.com
> Cc:
> 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
>      2008.
>    * Get answers to their questions.
>    * Meet other Mandriva Linux users, and chat with their local
>      community.
> 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:
> http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/Community/Events/InstallParty2008

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