"The final city to host Installfest 2000 was Perth, Western
Australia. The event took place at Canning College... on Sunday
September 24 and was organised by the Perth Linux Users Group or
"The day was a success with between 100 and 150 people
attending. "We were glad that we hadn't advertised more widely,
since not everyone who attended was seen to on the day," said Leon
Brooks, a PLUG member. "We booked them in for installing at one of
PLUG's regular workshop sessions." The organisers arranged
registration forms for people wanting to have Linux installed -
these numbered over 50. To meet this initial demand, 30 installers
"As with the other installfests, a wide range of computer
hardware was brought along. "As well as the usual bulk x86
minitowers, there were about ten laptops all up," said Brooks.
"Even in the x86 machines, there was a lot of non-mainstream
hardware around like LS-120 and Jazz drives, funny IDE CD burners,
scanners, a Sony DSC-F505 digital camera, and internal modems."
In addition to the spectrum of peripheral devices there were
PowerPC machines, Macs, Sparcs and a rack-mounted computer from
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