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LinuxWorld.com.au: Melbourne's Installfest: LUV that Linux

Sep 19, 2000, 20:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Installfest 2000 moved to Melbourne, Victoria on Saturday 9 September. The event turned out to be a great success and indicated that this inaugural gathering still holds much interest. Melbourne's chapter of Installfest 2000 was organised by LUV, or Linux Users of Victoria (www.luv.asn.au). LUV is the main user group in the state of Victoria..."

"Approximately 300 people attended on the day and some 50 installers helped out..."

"The demonstration machines were also of interest on the day. They included a computer with three monitors running X Windows that allowed the mouse pointer to moved across all three screens. "A lot of people were also impressed with Linux playing MPEG videos, running games and demonstrating 3D acceleration," said Battersby. "I think we may have hooked a new generation on Linux also, with some of the kids unable to leave Descent 3 and Unreal Tournament.""

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