>If we're going to have a few BOF sessions next weekend, we
>need to start getting organised. At a minimum, we need to
>decide on times and topics. If we will have multiple rooms,
>then the topics that will run in parallel will have to be
As I said, I've got some hardware that I'd like to get some set-up and
configuring help with. I can also bring a small 10/100 switch for some
networking demos, I.E. networked Doom and Quake etc. . .
At the moment I use oceanfree for my ISP, but I'm open to suggestions for the
best deal RE: E-Mail addresses and web space.
I've also got a friend with a G3 power book who would like to try Linux. I did a
quick search and LinuxPPC R5 seems to be just what he's looking for. If anyone
has experience installing this, or just wants to give it a shot, we can bring
that as well.
I feel that ILUG should organise regular installfests to help encourage
knowledge and use of Linux. Maybe I could start looking into organising a
location around the North Dublin area say every other month for Installfests and
general Linux Demos? Or maybe a roving Installfest covering Dublin and its
surrounding counties? DCU organised one installfest last year, that I wasn't
able to attend. St Olivers Community College had one at the start of the year
that I never even heard about although my niece was a student there at the time.
Linux is really making progress and news lately, and I feel that the time is
right to make Linux as available as possible to the masses. Many distributions
are getting quite easy to install, but most home PC owners don't even realise
that there hard drives ARE partitioned, much less willing to tackle such a basic
requirement for installing Linux.
So, how about it? will we bring Linux to the masses of Ireland? Let me know, and
I can start contacting hotels and such for conference rooms and organise the
Tux's Millennium Tour of Ireland!
Just my 1.575128 Euro's worth.
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