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The second LUV Linux Installfest, held of the 5th of December 1998, was even more successful than the first. With a much larger venue we were able to install about 50 copies of Linux and help countless people with their Linux setups. It also allowed more space for people to visit and see what was happening, and we had a constant stream of interested people on the day.
LUV would like to thank all of those who helped out on the day and made the installfest the great event it was. Extra special thanks to Methodist Ladies' College for providing the venue free of charge.
Thanks also goes to:
|The front entrance to the installfest venue, the dining hall in the
centenary building of MLC.
|Part of the paved area at the back of the venue where we had our
barbeque lunch. Can you tell this is a school? Notice the school-kid
sized rubbish bin!
|The inside of the venue, with installations in full flight. An "arty"
tilted camera angle adds a touch of sophistication to the scene.
|Roll up, roll up, to the registration desk. Waiting to greet the hordes are
LUV president Nathan Bailey and MLC employee, venue organiser, and all
round good guy Shane Watts.
|Firing up the barbeque are (from left) LUV committee member George Hansper,
Cybersource's David Keegel (who brought the food), and LUV
members Shane Watts and Mirko Fluher.
Thanks are also due to the many tireless volunteers who helped out with the second Installfest. Among them are:
|LUV installer Andrew Humphrey (on left) gets things rolling with the
first install of the day.
|Nathan tried unsuccessfully to get some local press down to cover the
|LUV installer Malcolm Herbert (on right) had to compete with the flash
reflection from a naked PC. Installers got TuX-enhanced name tags
to wear this time around.
|LUV installfest old-timer (a category which currently includes anyone who
went to both installfests) Tyson Dowd came along late in the day.
|LUV VP Warwick Harvey shows that not only can he help run a user group,
he can install Linux as well.
|Don't interrupt, this is highly technical work.|
|Packing up at the end of the day. Some people just never go home.|
Prizewinners with their prizes
Many prizes were donated to this Installfest; here are some of the winners with their prizes.
|The first prize giving, a copy of the Linux Archives CD set.|
|Warwick presents prize number two, a GIMP 1.0 CD-ROM. We're expecting some amazing LUV artwork any day now.|
|Installfest organiser Mike Battersby (on left) gives away a Red Hat boxed set.|
|One of Red Hat's prizes was, well, a red hat. Our prize winner was happy to do some amateur modelling for us.|
|The ultra-stylish Red Hat t-shirt. I'm assured you'll never be short of attention with this item of apparel.|
These are some general photos taken on the day.
|Linux installing on a gen-yew-wine Digital Alpha system. I mean Compaq Alpha.
|The barbeque lunch was a huge success, with copious amounts of food being
|LUV volunteers and installfest attendees enjoying a break from their
frenzied installing and grabbing a bite to eat.
|This man was positively glowing with excitement at the thought of being
at a LUV installfest.
|This could easily win the prize as the worlds least functional laptop. A
seriously dead floppy drive foiled the best we could throw at it.
|Philip Costigan (in front) with a more successful laptop install.|
|The last system, all alone in the night.|