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LinuxWorld.com.au: Perth's Installfest: PLUG into Linux

Sep 30, 2000, 14:37 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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 PLUG."

"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 were enlisted."

"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 IBM."

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