It was a good location. The library supplies power strips. People are
closer together, but it worked.

On Sun, Feb 11, 2018 at 10:57 PM, David Kramer <> wrote:

> How did the installfest go in this location?
> On 02/08/2018 02:45 PM, Jerry Feldman wrote:
>> Boston Linux Installfest LXVI
>> When:  Saturday February 10, 2018, from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
>> Where: Morse Institute Library
>>         Innovation Studio second floor
>>         14 E. Central Street
>>         Natick, MA 01760
>>         Plenty of free parking in the city parking lot on South Ave
>>         behind the library
>>         Map:
>> 42.28436,-71.345798,17z
>> /data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89e387ad9d0241a9:0x42dacd80cae8a42d
>> Also, the library staff requests that you register for the event. This
>> helps their head count.
>> Please go to the Morse Library event page:
>> Scroll down to the Feb 10th event, and click on Register.
>> The Innovation Studio is on the second floor of the library. The library
>> is a couple blocks' walk from the Natick Center MBTA commuter rail
>> station. From the station, head south down Washington Street, crossing
>> over South Avenue. You'll pass Dolphin Seafood on the right and
>> Agostinos on the left, then you'll pass Court Street on the right. The
>> library is the building to the left at the end of the road where
>> Washington meets East Central.
>> What you need to bring: Your computer, monitor, power strips and your
>> Linux distributions. We do have copies of some distributions.
>> In general we have expertise with most distros, but if you need special
>> expertise, please email the BLU discussion list in advance. Today, most
>> distros are using Live images that you can try out and then install.
>> This can be copied to DVDs or USB sticks.There are a number of USB
>> creators, such as UNetbootin ( Both
>> Fedora and Ubuntu have a USB creator built in.
>> COST: It's free! However, we DO have expenses, and contributions are
>> welcome. Please consider contributing $25 per machine.
>> Our volunteers will help you to install Linux on your own system.  While
>> Linux runs on most systems, some systems do have configurations and
>> hardware that may not be supported. Please consult the following web
>> pages for hardware compatibility. While we prefer you to bring your own
>> distros, our volunteers will normally have
>>         Linux Howto Pages:
>>         Linux Frequently Asked Questions:
>>         Additionally, there are forums and listservs for most distros.
>> Generally our volunteers have sets of the latest Fedora, SuSE and
>> Ubuntu distributions:
>>         * Fedora - (Fedora 27 Live DVD/USB)
>>         * Ubuntu - ( 16.04.3 LTS DVD/USB or 17.10)
>>         * other distros can be downloaded at the Installfest
>> We generally have them on local drives and can burn CDs/DVDs and
>> USBs.Since there are many variants of these distros, we advise you to
>> bring an empty USB stick with sufficient memory to hold one of the
>> distros. Live images require about 1.5GB. I usually have some USBs
>> prepared or can easily burn a USB.
>> We usually have both a Wired and Wireless network available.
>> In addition, you can run Linux on your Windows PC through a virtual
>> machine manager, such as Virtualbox. You can install this in your
>> Windows machine and run Linux as a guest OS, or install it in your Linux
>> machine and run Windows as a guest. VirtualBox 5.1.18
>> ( is free and is available for Linux, Windows
>> 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista. Additionally,
>> there are also some VMWare clients that are also free for Windows.
>> Lunch is generously sponsored by Bluefin Technical Services, John Ross
>> and Ron Thibeau
>> Please refer to the BLU website ( for further
>> information and directions.
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