Installfest Results & Techy Library Jobs

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Bryan Quigley

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May 6, 2014, 9:57:12 AM5/6/14
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Hi All,

The event caused (at least) three people to start using Ubuntu (one
Lubuntu). And now the Cherry Hill Library has some Ubuntu DVDs on
hand if you're in the area and need a physical copy. The library is
also looking at trying to move two older staff machines to Lubuntu!
This is thanks to the Lubuntu install we did at the installfest. The
laptop on XP ran really hot and slow, and on Lubuntu it was super fast
and cool.

Thanks again to David Harding for his help, to Jim Fisher for getting
us Ubuntu DVDs, and to the Cherry Hill Library for hosting.

Some of my notes for next time...
- Just schedule it for 2 (maybe 3) hours.
- Still got only technical users
- One user installed it by themselves and just came to help get setup
- Older Dell laptop - didn't work via 64 bit CD image, 32-bit DSL cd,
USB (64bit ubuntu/lubuntu). Only 32 bit lubuntu worked via USB.
Odd. Processor was definitely 64 bit capable.

*Library Jobs are available*
(not Linux specific, but might be open in the future once you work there :)

Cherry Hill Library - Help Desk Support Technician - Temporary
http://www.chplnj.org/about/employment_opportunities.htm

Camden County Library - Head of Information Technology
http://www.camdencountylibrary.org/employment-library

~Bryan

David A. Harding

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May 6, 2014, 10:34:36 AM5/6/14
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On Tue, May 06, 2014 at 09:57:12AM -0400, Bryan Quigley wrote:
> Thanks again to David Harding for his help, to Jim Fisher for getting
> us Ubuntu DVDs, and to the Cherry Hill Library for hosting.

It was fun. Thanks to Bryan for organizing and advertising, which was
all the hard work!

> - Just schedule it for 2 (maybe 3) hours.

I thought four hours was good; we ran short only because we had so few
problems. If we had more problems or a lower expert-to-newbie ratio,
more time would've been appreciated. (I was prepared to stay the full
four hours.)

> - Still got only technical users

Yeah, that was a pretty geek crowd. I kept starting to explain my
Linux in-jokes only to have the "newbie" tell me how it worked on
old-school Unix.

> - Older Dell laptop - didn't work via 64 bit CD image, 32-bit DSL cd,
> USB (64bit ubuntu/lubuntu). Only 32 bit lubuntu worked via USB.

I think that was a CD/DVD drive issue, not an OS issue. That laptop was
pretty well cooked.

-Dave
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