An installfest is a fun and exciting event where expert volunteers and interested computer users get together to install Linux on their machines. Installing an operating system for the first time can be daunting, but with the help of our members, your questions on the operating system, included software, installation process, and more can be answered quickly and in person.
During the next installfest, we are featuring Ubuntu.
To use Ubuntu is to fall in love with it. The desktop environment is intuitive but powerful, so you can work quickly and accomplish all you can imagine. You’ll be captivated by its elegance.
You can surf in safety with Ubuntu — confident that your files and data will stay protected — thanks to the built-in firewall and virus protection. And if a potential vulnerability appears, we provide automatic updates which you can install in a single click.
Ubuntu loads quickly on any computer, but it’s super-fast on newer machines. With no unnecessary programs or trial software to slow things down, you can boot up and open a browser in seconds.
Ubuntu works brilliantly with a range of devices. Simply plug in your MP3 player, camera or printer and you’ll be up and running straightaway. No installation CDs. No fuss. And Ubuntu is compatible with Windows files too, so you can open, edit and share Microsoft Office documents stress-free.
There are many reasons to use Linux, and even more varieties or distributions (distros for short) to choose from. We are happy to assist with any distro, but we are featuring the following software:
- Ubuntu - A modern, powerful operating system for all your computing needs.
- Xubuntu - A more lightweight version of Ubuntu perfect for older computers running Windows XP