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LUG@UCLA sponsors '''installfests''', which are events at which people get together to do mass installations of computer operating systems or software, most often Linux and other open source software. Bring your laptop or desktop computer and get paired with an experienced member of LUG@UCLA. We will help you select a distribution, partition your hard drive, install the operating system, show you how to use it, and everything else in-between.
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[[File:kdk_1229.jpg|thumb|A typical installfest at UCLA]]
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'''Next Installfest:''' 2014-01-18, 12:00-17:00, Boelter Hall 4760
  
== What are they like? ==
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'''Installfest''' is an event where Linux experts help beginners install Linux and other open source software. Bring your laptop or desktop, and get paired with an Linux guru to do an installation. We will help you select a distribution, partition your hard drive, install the operating system, show you how to use it, and everything else in-between.
  
== How to prepare ==
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== When and where is the next Installfest? ==
  
== When is the next installfest? ==
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LUG@UCLA holds installfests each quarter on '''Saturday of second week''', typically in '''Boelter Hall 4760'''. See our [{{SERVER}}/calendar calendar] for the next installfest.
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== What is it like? ==
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There will be food, entertainment, and maybe some swag (promotional items).
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See pictures and videos of past installfests at our [{{SERVER}}/media media gallery].
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* [{{SERVER}}/media/index.php?album=2013_Fall_Installfest/ Fall 2013]
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* [{{SERVER}}/media/index.php?album=2013_spring_installfest/ Spring 2013]
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* [{{SERVER}}/media/index.php?album=2012_spring_installfest/ Spring 2012]
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* [{{SERVER}}/media/index.php?album=2011_winter_installfest/ Winter 2011]
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* [{{SERVER}}/media/index.php?album=2010_Spring_Installfest/ Spring 2010]
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* [{{SERVER}}/media/index.php?album=2010_Fall_Installfest/ Fall 2010]
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* [{{SERVER}}/media/index.php?album=2004_Winter_Installfest/ Winter 2004]
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* [{{SERVER}}/media/index.php?album=2004_Fall_Installfest/ Fall 2004]
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* [{{SERVER}}/media/index.php?album=2003_Winter_Installfest/ Winter 2003]
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* [{{SERVER}}/media/index.php?album=2002_Spring_Installfest/ Spring 2002]
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* [{{SERVER}}/media/index.php?album=2002_Fall_Installfest/ Fall 2002]
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* [{{SERVER}}/media/index.php?album=2000_Winter_Installfest/ Winter 2000]
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* [{{SERVER}}/media/index.php?album=2000_Spring_Installfest/ Spring 2000]
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* [{{SERVER}}/media/index.php?album=2000_Fall_Installfest/ Fall 2000]
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== How to prepare ==
  
We hold installfests on the Saturday of second week each quarter. See our [{{SERVER}}/calendar calendar] for the next installfest.
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# Backup your valuable data, if you haven't already. See our [[Backups|page on backups]] for help. Even if you don't plan on installing Linux, everybody should have backups!
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# Skim over our [[GNU/Linux Distributions|list of distributions]]&mdash;we typically install Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, or openSUSE.
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# If you have a laptop, don't forget to bring your power adapter. If you have a desktop, only the tower will be necessary.

Revision as of 21:55, 21 November 2013

A typical installfest at UCLA

Next Installfest: 2014-01-18, 12:00-17:00, Boelter Hall 4760

Installfest is an event where Linux experts help beginners install Linux and other open source software. Bring your laptop or desktop, and get paired with an Linux guru to do an installation. We will help you select a distribution, partition your hard drive, install the operating system, show you how to use it, and everything else in-between.

When and where is the next Installfest?

LUG@UCLA holds installfests each quarter on Saturday of second week, typically in Boelter Hall 4760. See our calendar for the next installfest.

What is it like?

There will be food, entertainment, and maybe some swag (promotional items).

See pictures and videos of past installfests at our media gallery.

How to prepare

  1. Backup your valuable data, if you haven't already. See our page on backups for help. Even if you don't plan on installing Linux, everybody should have backups!
  2. Skim over our list of distributions—we typically install Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, or openSUSE.
  3. If you have a laptop, don't forget to bring your power adapter. If you have a desktop, only the tower will be necessary.