[linux-elitists] The First-Ever Installfest in Egypt (fwd from email@example.com)
Mon May 3 06:54:17 PDT 2004
List's been comatose, so I'm just posting a few random snippets.
Fedora Core 2 test 3 <http://torrent.dulug.duke.edu/> is a genuine
improvement in end user usability. The 2.6.x kernel produces a much superior
GUI response. Resolution resizing in X doesn't require restarting the server.
Lots of other goodies, too, but those are more under the hood.
Have been attending a road show (Sun dual Opteron servers, Java Desktop
System) today. I still don't understand what Sun's story on Linux is. They
must know it's eating them alive both at the low end and at the clustering
Is Sun confused? Or are they just faking it? Anyone knows?
----- Forwarded message from firstname.lastname@example.org -----
Date: 3 May 2004 10:26:02 -0000
Subject: The First-Ever Installfest in Egypt
Posted by: timothy, on 2004-05-03 07:14:00
Topic: gnu, 84 comments
from the pent-up-demand dept.
MadFarmAnimalz writes "On the first of May, the Egyptian LUG had
the first ever Linux Installfest (check out the photos and for
Pete's sake mirror them!) at the Sawy Cultural Center in downtown
Cairo. Turnout was absolutely incredible; the hall was maxed out at
something between 500 and 1,000 persons for 7 solid hours (not bad
considering our geurrilla marketing campaign can't have cost more than
7 or 8 dollars), and we were absolutely swamped!" Read on below for
"The atmosphere was just unbelievable; people who had had linux
installed realised the LUGgers were overwhelmed and stayed on helping
other people with installs, we couldn't burn CDs fast enough, several
thousand educational pamphlets were not enough by a wide margin. We
were expecting maybe 150 or 200 people throughout the day, but we had
already reached that number by 9:45 a.m. (15 minutes before opening!).
To the best of our knowledge, the most successful LUG-driven event in
the middle-east, certainly the biggest, and one hell of a day that
we'll all remember. Note that we are now looking at the possibility of
another Installfest during summer at the Bibliotecha Alexandrina
and would welcome any extra resources. (A big thanks to
MadFarmAnimalz' family who served the volunteers sandwiches carefully
wrapped in copies of the GPL preamble and the deCSS code)"
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