[Haifux] W2L + Installation party?

Orr Dunkelman orr.dunkelman at gmail.com
Wed Sep 17 15:10:03 MSD 2008

Hi Everybody,

I said I'd summarize the W2L-planning meeting, and I shall "abuse"
Adir's point to report the discussions we had:

Concerning W2L - It seems that most people today heard about Linux,
and many of them have even used it for a short while. Moreover, with
today's Linux usability, we do not really need to "introduce" people
to Linux. What is lacking is something in the lines of SiL (staying in
linux). Showing people the stuff that they cannot do using
point-and-click (which today is quite a lot). We can of course name it
W2L if we wish (to ensure that we get the exposure with other LUGs).

So - we are missing suggestions s for the exact topics, and volunteers
to actually prepare and give the talks (note that it does not
necessarily have to be the same).

A statement which seemed to be agreed on all the present people, was
that it seems that today there is no need for an InstaParty, as
installation, and even partitioning is not as complex as it used to be
(or more precisely, they are plain easy).

An idea which we still need to explore is the suggestion by Ohad of
having "practical" hand-on sessions as part of the lectures (maybe
courtesy of the SSDL lab?), where people could sit down and follow the

Best regards,

On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 12:42 PM, Adir Abraham <adir at hamakor.org.il> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I was thinking about organizing yet another Linux Installation Party,
> sometime in November.
> The idea is to combine it with the W2L series, so people will see that it is
> not just good in "theory".
> My reasons for the need of Instaparty are:
> 1) Hands-on experience. The best way to show what you talk in the lectures
> is to let them experience it.
> 2) People will be able to practice installation on their own computer, with
> the help of a veteran installer.
> 3) To show them that Linux is both easy to install and use. They will be
> able to "play" with their distribution afterwards.
> I was thinking about a friendly distrbution for beginners, probably Mandriva
> 2009 which is supposed to be released in October (currently in RC1 and
> working perfectly) or Fedora 10, if it is released on time. They both work
> great and most of all - clear from wifi problems and works great with KDE
> 4.1.1. I find those distributions very easy to install, including the
> friendly partitioning and friendly use that both distributions have.
> I would like to hear your opinion about it. I understood that there was
> supposed to be some discussion about it on Monday, but I couldn't arrive.
> Regards,
> Adir
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