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Subject: [announce] Linux Install Day- February 19 - Noon till 5pm
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Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2000 23:20:36 -0600
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             Air Capital Linux Users Group of Wichita Ks

Free Linux Installation and Demo -- Saturday February 19, 2000  Noon - 5PM

Are you curious about Linux?

Do you want the world's most popular free operating system for yourself?

Do you want to see a viable alternative to Windows 2000?

Great! ACLUG's Free Installation and Demo is just for you!

On Saturday the 19th between Noon and 5PM, experienced ACLUG people will
be available to  install Linux on your computer for you -- for  free! And
if you like what you see, we will also have Linux CDs for sale ($10 or
less) so that you can have the entire system on CD if you want to install
additional software or reinstall.

We are planning to have the following distributions available for
installation or purchase:

  * Red Hat  $5

  * Mandrake $5

  * Debian   $10 - Two Disk Set

If you are interested in having ACLUG intall Linux for you, we ask that
you please fill out the registration form at so we can determine how
much space to reserve. Please allow approximately 2 hours for
installation. Thanks!

What to bring to the Installation

Bring the following items along:

  * Your computer itself

  * Mouse and keyboard

  * Your monitor

  * Power Cords and Cables for connecting the monitor

  * Documentation that came with your computer.

  * Any special setup utilities that may have come with your computer

Specifically, we need to know the following information:

  * Amount of RAM (main memory) in your computer

  * Amount of hard disk space, and type of hard disk

  * Type of sound card, if any.

  * Any other components installed

  * Horizontal and vertical refresh rates of your monitor.

Don't worry if you don't have all of this; we can figure most of it out
ourselves. The horizontal and vertical refresh rates are the hardest to
it is very helpful if you bring along your monitor's documentation if you

  * Please BACKUP YOUR DATA!  Aclug is not responsible for the unlikely
    event of lost data!

If you have any questions, or don't have some of the above things, don't
worry! We can probably get Linux installed for you anyway; the above
just make it easier. E-mail us at aclug@xxxxxxxxxxxx if you have any

What NOT to bring

We'll have equipment on hand; you don't need to bring along the following
things unless you really, really want to <grin>

  * Printer

  * Power strips

  * Any other external components


Your computer should meet these minimum requirements:

  * A 486 or greater Processor - Pentium Required for Mandrake

  * At *least* 8 megs of RAM - Many of the newer programs reccomend 24M+

  * 500 meg hard disk space free - *minimum*; 1 gig reccommended.
     You should have this much space free *BEFORE* arriving.

  * A CD-ROM drive for installation
     We provide the CD; you can purchase your own if you want -  this
     is not required but is reccomended.

  * For the graphical interface, you should have at least a VGA monitor.

  If you want us to set up your system in dual-boot mode (where you can
  choose either Linux or DOS/Win95 at startup), you must have at least DOS
  or Windows 95.

If you don't know if your computer meets these requirements, and you bought
sometime within the past few years, it is probably OK.


We will have the Free Linux Installation event in Jabara Hall on the main
campus of Wichita State University. Check
for driving instructions. We will be on the second floor of Jabara Hall,

This event is being co-sponsored by the Wichita Chapter of ACM.


    Dale W Hodge - Newsletter Editor  dwh@xxxxxxxxx

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