Hurricane Electric Hosts EBLUG Installfest

East Bay Linux User Group Prepares for Second Installfest



Jan 14, 2002, 00:00 ET from Hurricane Electric

    FREMONT, Calif., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Hurricane Electric, a leading
 business Technical Service Provider, will host the East Bay Linux User Group's
 second Installfest, Saturday, February 2, in hopes of recruiting more people
 into using the advantageous open-source operating system.
     EBLUG's first Installfest in July of 2001 allowed more than 25 people to
 install and configure Linux software distributions on their home computers and
 solve more complicated technical issues with the help of their peers.
     The second Installfest promises the same advantages and more. Several
 brands of Linux software, including Redhat, Debian, Suse, and Slackware, will
 be on hand at Hurricane Electric to allow users the option of installing
 different flavors depending on their preference. Hurricane Electric will also
 provide switches and hubs, patch cables, and monitors for use at the
 Installfest.
     "By hosting the second Installfest, we are hoping to start a trend in not
 only promoting the free operating system to the Linux community, but to local
 students and novices," said Mike Leber, Hurricane Electric president.
     The Installfest, scheduled for 1 p.m., is open to every Linux enthusiast
 on all different technical levels and abilities. Whether a novice working on
 installing their first Linux distribution or a seasoned veteran, there will be
 someone at the Installfest to answer questions, troubleshoot problems, or help
 in updating to the latest version of the software that people are running.
     An Installfest is where members of the local Linux community come together
 and offer their time and expertise to help new users install and configure
 Linux software distributions on their computers. In addition to helping new
 users install Linux, Installfests are there to help those who have already
 made the leap to the free operating system but need help configuring
 networking, dialup internet access, or Linux-to-Windows connectivity.
     The EBLUG, www.eblug.org, established in September of 2000, has seen a
 large increase in web traffic and membership in the last few months. Among
 regular meetings, held every third Wednesday of each month at the Hurricane
 Electric facility in Fremont, the LUG is looking to increase their membership
 through Linux traditions such as Installfests.
     EBLUG was formed to help spread the word about the latest happenings in
 Linux as well as what's going on in the open source world. Each month, EBLUG
 presents speakers from different companies in the Linux community to keep
 enthusiasts up-to-date on the newest technologies being created.
 
     About Hurricane Electric
     Hurricane Electric is a Business TSP (Technical Service Provider)
 specializing in Collocation, Dedicated Servers, Direct Internet Connections,
 and Web Hosting. Hurricane Electric operates its own national network, running
 Gigabit Ethernet and multiple OC-3's. Check out www.he.net to find out more
 information about Hurricane Electric.
 
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    FREMONT, Calif., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Hurricane Electric, a leading
 business Technical Service Provider, will host the East Bay Linux User Group's
 second Installfest, Saturday, February 2, in hopes of recruiting more people
 into using the advantageous open-source operating system.
     EBLUG's first Installfest in July of 2001 allowed more than 25 people to
 install and configure Linux software distributions on their home computers and
 solve more complicated technical issues with the help of their peers.
     The second Installfest promises the same advantages and more. Several
 brands of Linux software, including Redhat, Debian, Suse, and Slackware, will
 be on hand at Hurricane Electric to allow users the option of installing
 different flavors depending on their preference. Hurricane Electric will also
 provide switches and hubs, patch cables, and monitors for use at the
 Installfest.
     "By hosting the second Installfest, we are hoping to start a trend in not
 only promoting the free operating system to the Linux community, but to local
 students and novices," said Mike Leber, Hurricane Electric president.
     The Installfest, scheduled for 1 p.m., is open to every Linux enthusiast
 on all different technical levels and abilities. Whether a novice working on
 installing their first Linux distribution or a seasoned veteran, there will be
 someone at the Installfest to answer questions, troubleshoot problems, or help
 in updating to the latest version of the software that people are running.
     An Installfest is where members of the local Linux community come together
 and offer their time and expertise to help new users install and configure
 Linux software distributions on their computers. In addition to helping new
 users install Linux, Installfests are there to help those who have already
 made the leap to the free operating system but need help configuring
 networking, dialup internet access, or Linux-to-Windows connectivity.
     The EBLUG, www.eblug.org, established in September of 2000, has seen a
 large increase in web traffic and membership in the last few months. Among
 regular meetings, held every third Wednesday of each month at the Hurricane
 Electric facility in Fremont, the LUG is looking to increase their membership
 through Linux traditions such as Installfests.
     EBLUG was formed to help spread the word about the latest happenings in
 Linux as well as what's going on in the open source world. Each month, EBLUG
 presents speakers from different companies in the Linux community to keep
 enthusiasts up-to-date on the newest technologies being created.
 
     About Hurricane Electric
     Hurricane Electric is a Business TSP (Technical Service Provider)
 specializing in Collocation, Dedicated Servers, Direct Internet Connections,
 and Web Hosting. Hurricane Electric operates its own national network, running
 Gigabit Ethernet and multiple OC-3's. Check out www.he.net to find out more
 information about Hurricane Electric.
 
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