Paul W. Frields
stickster at gmail.com
Wed Jul 18 10:26:38 EDT 2007
I'm sending a press release to the Free Lance-Star today. You can see a
copy (OpenDocument format) at our Google Groups page:
Here's some ideas for what we need to pull this off. Remember -- for
this to work, we need AS MANY PARTICIPANTS as possible. Please pick up
a task or two and respond to this message to claim them! Also, it would
be nice to know who's actually going to be there, so whether or not you
can bring anything, as long as you plan to help, even if it's just
helping people carry their computers in, respond with an "aye!" to the
1. A central server with distros available - I'd recommend the
following: (a) CentOS 4 and 5 for home users that we may not see again
soon. This gives them a longer update cycle. (b) Latest versions of
Ubuntu and Fedora for techie newcomers who might be interested in coming
*** PAUL: I have a large external USB hard disk that is usable for
staging the distros, and am happy to volunteer my laptop as a server.
Network bandwidth is a far bigger limiting factor than my hard disk.
2. LiveCD copies of Fedora and Ubuntu for i386 and x86_64, to give away
for the public to try. Not everyone will lug their computer in, but
some might show up just to get free-as-in-beer software.
*** ANYONE: Please volunteer to make CDs -- 5 copies of i386 and 2
copies of x86_64 for ONE of these distros (in other words, 7 CD's
3. Network equipment to support at least 6-10 concurrent wired
connections. I personally have zero equipment to support this. Well, I
might have some cables, I'll look around...
*** PETER: Can you bring your switch and some cables?
4. A few extra power strips.
*** ANYONE: Volunteer to bring power strips.
5. A couple informative fliers.
*** AARON: Check out the PNG renders I put up on our Google Group's
"Files" area, and if that looks do-able, I will send you the Inkscape
SVG which you can render to whatever size you need.
6. A couple of "Linux InstallFest" arrow signs to hang around the doors
to direct the curious public.
*** PAUL: I'll just draw these up really quick and bring them along.
This is more a reminder for me.
7. An extra monitor, keyboard, and mouse (or more of each) to hook up
to desktops people bring in without these devices. Also, standard power
*** ANYONE: Bring this equipment, and be there ~5-10 minutes early to
set it up.
Paul W. Frields, RHCE http://paul.frields.org/
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Fedora Project: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PaulWFrields
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