If you ever wanted to install Linux but you weren't sure how, just want a little help, or you got stuck while trying then what you need is a Linux install fest. There will be an Linux Install Fest at the Syracuse Innovators Guild 108 Walter Drive, Syracuse, NY 13206 (the location listed on Google Maps is our wrong/old so please don't go there by mistake) .
New location next to the Double Barrel Brewing Company on Google Maps or OpenStreetMap or Mapquest Open
We're focusing on distribution targeting older hardware like Lubuntu, LXLE, and Debian LXDE but we help will also be available for newer hardware and more demanding distribution such as Ubuntu or Debian with the Gnome desktop. If you are interested in helping people with a different distribution please post a comment saying you want to help and specify the distribution(s).
If you can bring a computer to install Linux on make sure that any important data on it has been back it up before you come. Even though we are focusing on older computers your system will still need at least 256MB of RAM, a 1 GHz CPU, and 4GB of storage space. If you have any question please ask
If you can't bring a computer but you want to play around with Linux and learn how to install it we will have a few extra computers available for you to use.
We will be selling live USB drives with Lubuntu 14.04, LXLE[masked] bit, LXLE[masked] bit, or Debian 7.0 LXLE. We might be able to make other distributions available if they are requested a few days in advance.
• $10 for 8GB USB 2.0 ($9 for dues paying members of the Syracuse Innovators Guild)
• $20 for 32GB USB 3.0 ($18 for SIG members)
• $1 Linux CDs or DVDs (free for SIG members)
All proceed will help the Syracuse Innovators Guild pay their bills
Lastly for anyone who is not a dues paying member of the Syracuse Innovators Guild donations are highly encourages for anyone attending this or any other even at SIG so that SIG can continue to exist
Thank you and I hope to see you there