Archive for April, 2007

Install Fest success

The Kentucky LoCo team in partnership with the University of Kentucky LUG and the LPLUG had our first ever Install Fest on 4/21/07. None of us had ever been involved in something like this before so it was all new to us. We were not really sure what or who to expect. We were pleasantly surprised to have about 26 people (including members) there at one time. Of those there were about 8 that were looking for help with upgrades, dual booting or fresh installs.

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There were two presentations given at the event. One was on beryl and the other discussed what Linux and what it can do.

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All in all it was a great time.

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It has already been mentioned that we should do another one in about 3 – 6 months.

Some things that we learned:

  • Do not plan to have an install fest that only runs 3 hours. If someone is wanting to do an upgrade from one release to another it will take longer than that.
  • If possible, get access to the location of the event the day before or early the day of the event. That way you can make sure that things like internet access are taken care of.
  • Plan the agenda. If members are doing presentations have time slots set so that the flow of the day stays smooth.
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We’re official

Earlier today at the Community Council meeting the Kentucky LoCo Team was granted Official LoCo status. This comes just a few days before our Install Fest and Release Party. Both of which we are all looking forward to. At the same meeting one of the other members of the team (brianking) was also granted Ubuntu Membership.

I have to give credit where it is do. We could not have done this without the help and support of the Ohio and Utah teams. Credit also goes to the fabulous developers that make Ubuntu possible. Also to the community that surrounds this distro. It is the community that makes this whole thing so enjoyable.

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Django video

There is a django video now on ShowMeDo. I am a big fan of Python and Django both. The video appears to be the first in a series. This first one details how to take a base install of Ubuntu 6.10 to and get Django installed and running. Check it out here.

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Ubuntu Magazine

The first issue of full circle magazine is out now and ready for downloads. It looks like it has some great potential. I have been looking forward to an Ubuntu specific magazine for a while too. Go get your copy today.

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New site

I have been looking forward to this for a while. My Aikido dojo has a new look and feel to the site. I attend Bluegrass Budokai and have been a student there since the doors opened. If you have any interest at all in the study of Japanese martial arts (Aikido, Judo or Iaido) then come check us out.

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Ubuntu is getting Gutsy

I was just talking with a friend a few days ago about what the next release would be named. We knew that it would be a “G” name but that was about it. Then today I found out that the name will be “Gutsy Gibbon“. I like that name, although I do agree that the name “Glossy Gnu” would have been great too.

I think the thing that excites me the most with this upcoming release is the unattended-installation system. This will help make (IMO) it easier for businesses and organizations to adopt Ubuntu into their infrastructure.

I am really looking forward to seeing what the Ubuntu Dev team can turn out next.

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You aren’t running Ubuntu?

Well we can help that. The Kentucky LoCo Team is having an Install Fest on April 21st from 1:00PM – 4:00PM EST on the University of Kentucky Campus in the Ralph G. Anderson Building room #207. We plan to have refreshments available and possibly some door prizes as well.

You already know of the awesomeness of Ubuntu? Then come celebrate with us at the Feisty Release Party that is immediately following the Install Fest at Third Street Coffee in Lexington. We will be kicking back, drinking coffee and speaking geek.

Both of these events are joint efforts of the Kentucky LoCo Team, the UK LUG and the Lexington Professional Linux User Group. Everyone is welcome to these events so bring a friend.

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