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We will have an InstallFest on Saturday, February 7, 2009 at 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Brookline Branch on Brookline Blvd.

There will be wireless internet for library card holders. A wired network will also be set up. Please note the acceptable use policy on the InstallFest page.


From 11am to noon, Vance Kochenderfer will be giving an introductory presentation titled You can do that in Linux?

Yes, you can:

  • Work on word processing documents and spreadsheets
  • Visit your favorite web sites
  • Download and manage photos from your digital camera
  • Contact your friends by e-mail and instant message
  • Manage your music collection and connect to your portable player

...and we'll show you how!

Available Distributions[edit]

What distros will we have on hand?

Mythbuntu 8.10 for x86-32 on CD, Beth Lynn Eicher
OpenSolaris 2008.05 x86-32 and x86-64 on LiveCD or DVD, Beth Lynn Eicher
Ubuntu 8.10 for x86-32 on CD, Beth Lynn Eicher
Ubuntu 8.04.1 Long Term Support Desktop Edition for x86-32; Beth Lynn Eicher
Fedora 10, Brian Seklecki
Setting up a local mirror as described in Installfest Services
Will also have live CD media and swag on hand

Brookline Library - More information on the venue.