Mandriva rallies the community of Linux users in many cities across the globe on November 17th 2007.
In order to bring Linux to new users and present the new features and technologies available in Mandriva Linux 2008, Mandriva is mobilizing its network of Linux User Groups (LUGs) to coordinate a worldwide Installfest on November 17th 2007.
Installations of Mandriva Linux One will take place all around the world, thanks to the Linux community. Major participating locations will include the Ecuador, China, Poland, Russia and France. Last year, Mandriva install fests gathered more than 2000 participants in more than 80 cities in 20 countries. This major event was covered on TV, radio and in the press.
Expert Mandriva Linux users are invited to assist beginners to help them get started with the operating system. Participants will be able to:
* Get help on installing Mandriva Linux 2008 on their laptop or
desktop free of charge. They will also have the opportunity to install
Linux and keep their Microsoft Windows(r) installed for a soft
* View demonstrations of all that can be done with Mandriva Linux
2008 thanks to a Live CD that launches the operating system without
any need for installation.
* Get answers to their questions.
* Meet other Mandriva Linux users, and chat with their local community.
The installation is often the toughest step for a beginner willing to adopt a new operating system. This is why Mandriva invites anyone wishing to know Linux better to join the free install fests on November 17th. These install fests are made possible thanks to the power of the knowledge sharing spirit, one of the keystones of the open source community.
Be sure to check where installfests are located within your area: http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/Community/Events/InstallParty2008
Get more information about Mandriva Linux: http://www.mandriva.com