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An Installfest is a special occasion when computer users get together to help each other install new programming, usually the Linux operating system and related programs, often together with experts and the resources to download programming from the Internet. The Installfest idea was originated by Linux enthusiasts and has been well supported by Linux distributors, which include Red Hat, S. U. S. E., Slackware, Debian, and Caldera. Typically, an Installfest is sponsored by a local computer club. The Installfest idea has caught on, and, at some computer club meetings, the Installfest is an ongoing part of each regular meeting.

At a club's first Installfest, refreshments are usually served.

This was last updated in September 2007
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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