Linux Install Fest 1998
Friday, September 25, 14:00 to 17:00
Saturday, September 26, 12:00 to 17:00
Fort Garry Campus
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Free admission, free
The Manitoba UNIX User Group,
the University of Manitoba
Department of Computer Science,
and the U of M
Computer Science Student Association
are pleased to announce the Winnipeg Linux Install Fest 1998,
to be held in
as part of the
National Install Fest 1998,
organized by the
Canadian Linux Users' Exchange.
The event will be held over two days:
Friday, September 25, from 2pm to 5pm,
primarily for the benefit of U of M staff and students, and
Saturday, September 26, from 12 noon to 5pm,
to coincide with the National Install Fest.
The general public is invited to attend on either or both of those days.
There is no cost to attend, and all are welcome.
is available for free on Saturday in the K lot and A lot,
except where otherwise indicated.
Some meter parking (K and A lots) and ticket dispenser parking (K lot)
will be available on Friday, for those wishing to attend on that day.
is located in the north-east part of the campus,
east of the A lot, and between the
Armes Lecture Theatre Building
Duff Roblin Building.
Machray Hall is located in the basement of the building.
Since Linux rarely comes pre-installed on computers, and many people are
uncomfortable installing an operating system, many Linux user groups have
organized install fests as an opportunity for any interested computer user
to have a copy of Linux properly installed on their own computer.
Experienced Linux users will be on hand to demonstrate the use of Linux,
and to answer your questions.
This will allow you to get a better understanding of
what Linux is,
see demos of the system in action,
find out about some useful
and get free assistance from technically competent people
with issues involved in the installation and setup of Linux.
If you're simply curious about
what Linux is,
and what all the fuss is about, come on down and have a look.
And don't be afraid to ask questions.
If you've already decided you want to have Linux, bring your system down,
and we'll help you get it installed on your machine, for free!
Don't want to lug your machine down, or can't stick around for long enough?
Come on down anyway, and have a look at the installation process on someone
else's machine. You'll also be able to pick up a Linux installation CD,
for only a few bucks, and you can do the installation for yourself later.
Already know how to do a Linux installation? Come on down anyway!
You'll maybe pick up a few handy tips from other users, or you may be able
to help others out with their installation problems.
If you've decided you want Linux installed on your system,
please carefully read our
Following the directions given there will make the installation go more
smoothly, both for you and for us.
After that, you can
pre-register to book a time slot if you'll
be bringing in your system.
(If you're just coming to check things out, there's no need to pre-register;
just drop by anytime during the event.)
If you want to know what's involved, or want to attempt an install on your own,
there's a very good article on the subject in the
Our brochure (see below) also gives you a bit of information on what you need
to run Linux, and what you should bring to the Install Fest. (We will be
providing more details about that here soon.)
You can download and distribute our spiffy brochure, available in
format, print it out and pass it along.
We plan on circulating printed copies of this brochure at various locations.
For more information, contact
Gilbert Detillieux at 474-8161 (day).
You can also send your questions by e-mail to
for general information and questions about the event,
or by fax to 474-7609.
Go to the MUUG Home Page.
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