[Haifux] W2L + Installation party?

Orr Dunkelman orr.dunkelman at gmail.com
Wed Sep 17 15:14:43 MSD 2008

And now answering Adir:

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.
Indeed, but today you can do it without installation. We have liveCDs,
and in any case, the majority of the people who arrive to this event
are students, who in any way have access to *NIX machines.

> 2) People will be able to practice installation on their own computer, with
> the help of a veteran installer.
I personally believe that you do not need this today. Even NTFS
partitioning is done quite automatically today.

> 3) To show them that Linux is both easy to install and use. They will be
> able to "play" with their distribution afterwards.
Live-CD for playing. Installation for those who want, and I do not
think that you need "Tana' demesaye" for this anymore.

As the numbers from last insta parties show - people do not need this
service anymore. Those who install Linux are no longer afraid of the
process (and they shouldn't).

There is a need for a post-installation support (Q&A session in the
W2L would probably make a lot of sense).


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