Desktop Linux Boot Camp - Summer 2005

Due to popular demand, we're holding another Desktop Linux Boot Camp in August. The initial request came from [url=http://www.illianatech.org]IllianaTech[/url], an IT group in the Wabash Valley (West Indiana - Terre Haute) so the August Desktop Linux Boot Camp will be held in Terre Haute. Due to the distance many will have to travel to get to the August Boot Camp, this Boot Camp will be a single day event. We'll be holding the boot camp on either Saturday, August 6 or Saturday, August 13, probably from 9AM-5PM. Watch this topic for more information.

The August Boot Camp will be held at the new IT facility at Ivy Tech State College in Terre Haute, IN.

Comments

Re: Boot Camp for Newbies?

[quote="Doug"]The only desktops I would be able to scrounge up for the boot camp are pretty old so I was wanting to put a different hard drive in my laptop (HP nx9600). I have done some research with this model and I think it can be done but I would need help of course. If I brought the information with me, is this something that I could get some help with or is the boot camp more of a class where someone is instructing and everyone else following?

Thanks[/quote]

The boot camp is setup like a class, but during the installation portion of the class there should be time to help out with hardware issues such as yours.

Re: Boot Camp for Newbies?

The only desktops I would be able to scrounge up for the boot camp are pretty old so I was wanting to put a different hard drive in my laptop (HP nx9600). I have done some research with this model and I think it can be done but I would need help of course. If I brought the information with me, is this something that I could get some help with or is the boot camp more of a class where someone is instructing and everyone else following?

Thanks

Re: Boot Camp for Newbies?

[quote="obvious_ron"]Is this boot camp applicable for Linux newbies? I'm a Windows XP user and would like to learn more about Linux. I tried Ubuntu for a couple of days, but ran into a few difficulties. I'm now trying SuSE 9.3. I don't have any knowledge of compiling from source code, but would like to learn how. Will this boot camp be too much out of my league?[/quote]

Yes, the boot camp is applicable for Linux newbies. It shouldn't be too much out of your league. It's intended to be an installation and training session so someone unfamiliar with Linux can leave the boot camp not only with Linux installed on their system, but with knowledge of how to accomplish basic tasks.

Boot Camp for Newbies?

Is this boot camp applicable for Linux newbies? I'm a Windows XP user and would like to learn more about Linux. I tried Ubuntu for a couple of days, but ran into a few difficulties. I'm now trying SuSE 9.3. I don't have any knowledge of compiling from source code, but would like to learn how. Will this boot camp be too much out of my league?

Re: Desktop Linux Boot Camp

[quote="ALCertain"]I am wanting to go to the desktop linux boot camp, but I can't figure out how to register on the website. I've clicked the link that says register here but that is as far as I have got. I get a page that has Index.html and Thankyou.html. Any suggestion for how I can register. Please email me at ALCertain@aol.com

Anthony Certain[/quote]

I've moved the registration pages so they now work. I'm not sure why their original locations quit working.

Re: Desktop Linux Boot Camp

I am wanting to go to the desktop linux boot camp, but I can't figure out how to register on the website. I've clicked the link that says register here but that is as far as I have got. I get a page that has Index.html and Thankyou.html. Any suggestion for how I can register. Please email me at ALCertain@aol.com

Anthony Certain

Re: Desktop Linux Boot Camp

The August Boot Camp was featured in the program for the IllianaTech SummIT on Friday, June 17th, and was promoted as one of our upcoming events when I talked to the media who were at our SummIT. I will continue to promote, hopefully get folks to sign up early.

Kim, Tom and Garrett were great presenters at our SummIT, and I think that will generate a lot of interest in the Boot Camp.

Margaret

Re: Desktop Linux Boot Camp

[quote="schultmc"]We'll be holding the boot camp on either Saturday, August 6 or Saturday, August 13,[/quote]

Dave Brown pointed out that the Brickyard 400 is Sunday, August 7, 2005. I vote we hold the Boot Camp on Saturday, August 13, 2005 to avoid major conflicts (There's a pre-season Colts game and an Imprinted Sportswear Show in Indy on August 13, but we can't expect nothing to be going on other than the Boot Camp :) )