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Re: User group in SW Missouri?



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On Nov 28, 2012, at 9:34 PM, "Russell L. Harris" <rlharris@broadcaster.org> wrote:

> * slick.cooper@gmail.com <slick.cooper@gmail.com> [121129 05:00]:
>> On Saturday, July 14, 2012 4:20:01 PM UTC-5, Richard Owlett wrote:
>>> Stan Hoeppner wrote:
>>>> On 7/14/2012 9:39 AM, Chris wrote:
>>>>> From: "Richard Owlett"<rowlett@cloud85.net>
> ...
>>>> In my experience these gatherings serve mostly a social function,
>>>> not a technical/learning function.
> 
> Check with local colleges.  Before Debian arrived at its present state
> of user-friendliness, Linux user groups at colleges and universities
> commonly hosted "Installfests" at the beginning of each semester.
> Students and members of the surrounding community would bring their
> computers, complete with monitor and, sometimes, printer, to the
> campus; they would leave two or three hours later with a working and
> properly-configured Linux configuration.  
> 
> Today, more comprehensive installers and almost-universal access to
> the Internet have diminished the need for the installfest.  And today,
> if you do locate and attend an installfest, you likely are not going
> to see anyone pulling a cart loaded with a desktop machine, keyboard,
> monitor, and cables...
> 
> RH
> 
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