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5th Annual ALE InstallFest

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The Atlanta Linux Enthusiast will be holding a free "Linux Installfest" workshop in Marietta, Georgia. A limited supply of free DVDs with different Linux Distributions are available for installation. Copies of most distributions will be available even if we don't have official DVDs. Mint cannot be provided by us.

We have tables reserved only until 2pm. After 2pm, we have to make room for other customers. This means anyone wanting to install should arrive by noon.

Signup Steps:

• RSVP is mandatory to have a system installed.

• Pre-install questionnaire (http://if.jdpfu.com/6-Tools/ALE-InstallFest-Questionnaire.pdf) (complete and return 1 for each system)

Volunteers - please contact JD directly and answer "0" for systems to be installed.

What:
Linux is a completely free, 'open source' operating system that can run on a wide variety of computer hardware. It can act as a web-, file-, print- or game-server, run in a 'cluster' of computers to do 3D rendering or other intense math, or sit under your TV and record your favorite shows for later viewing. Many people use it as an inexpensive, stable, virus- and spyware-free alternative. It can be installed over, or alongside other operating systems.

Members of the community are invited to bring their computers and laptops to this informal workshop, and volunteers from ALE LUG will help you install and configure Linux... for FREE!

How:
If you wish to bring in your laptop/PC, you must RSVP beforehand to reserve a space. RSVP through meetup.com. An average installation with training requires 1-2 hrs. The PC owner will perform the install, we are just guides.

Lots of useful information about Linux, Installfests, and how to prepare for the event, are accessible on the web at: http://if.jdpfu.com/1-Pre/

Where:
WARNING - Roswell Rd in Marietta IS NOT the Roswell Rd that intersects with I-285.

The map link above is correct.

Help!
We're always looking for volunteers for our workshops. If you'd like to help, or come watch and learn as others are helped, please feel free to drop by. Our mailing list is where we discuss plans and needs for these events, so we encourage you to sign up.

About ALE:
Founded in 1994, Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts (ALE) is a diverse group of friendly people who enjoy the freedoms and benefits of GNU Linux Computing and Free Liberating Open Source Software technologies. From novices to network administrators, from smart phones to data centers, we strive to empower every information technology user with freely distributable software and to improve every computing environment with the superior security, functionality and flexibility of Open Source Operating System solutions. For details, visit: http://ale.org