Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Worldwide 2008 Mandriva Linux Installfest

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 migration.

* 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 installfests 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:

Get more information about Mandriva Linux:

Have a look at our Mandriva Club with all the information you need to get started:

-- About Mandriva

Mandriva, formerly known as Mandrakesoft, is the publisher of Mandriva Linux, an easy-to-use and innovative operating system. It is one of the most popular Linux editions in the world. Dedicated to making open source technologies accessible to all users, the company offers a full range of products and services to individuals, enterprises and government organizations. Mandriva products are available online in 80 languages and in more than 140 countries through dedicated channels. Headquartered in Paris, France, the company is publicly traded on the Euronext Marche Libre.

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