What : Install Fest cum Talk on Linux/FOSS.
When : Friday, the 30th of January ’09.
Where : Dr. B. C. Roy Engineering College, Durgapur.
By : The Linux Users’ Group of Durgapur, DGPLUG.
Head Count : 100-120.
Systems Installed : 10. [most of the first year students have not bought a system yet…expecting another few installations when they do so.]
Media Distributed : 60 (appx.) [Fedora 10 DVDs and Fedora 10 Live-CD KDE were distributed]
Feedback : A huge success, demands of conducting another one. [working on it already…sometime in the middle of Feb. probably …thinking of introducing GCC this time.]
Pics : Click here.
The event went out as planned. Since the audience had no prior knowledge about Linux or FOSS, we began with talking on FOSS and Linux. The ‘4F’ of FOSS was explained and other advantages were discussed.
Gradually, we moved forward and began installation. Step-by-Step installation procedure was shown via a projector(we used Virtual Box to virtually install on a system and connected t to the projector).
After successful completion of nstallation, we showed them the Gnome and KDE Desktop Environments, the Filesystem and a few basic features like Pidgin, Firefox, XChat, etc.
Finally, at around 4:30 p.m. everyone went back satisfied.