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Champaign Urbana Linux Install Day at (Cucug) Nov 15, 2012

Champaign Urbana Linux Install Day at (Cucug) Nov 15, 2012

Install Linux at cucug first annual Linux install fest.

 Cucug is holding its first annual Linux install day Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 6:00pm. If you are interested in installing Linux to your existing computer system or you want to find out how to install Linux. This is the place to be. Several things you need to bring if you want to install Linux on your computer.

  1. Your laptop computer, and monitor if you have a desktop

  2. Mouse and keyboard

  3. Several blank DVD and several blank cd roms

  4. Power cords

  5. A willingness to learn a really Cool os.

We have limited space if you plan to attend please email me at to register. This event is free.

  Note: You must back up your existing data. Cucug is not liable for any loss of data.

 The Cucug linux install is located at the First Baptist Church of Champaign/Savoy. The church is located at 1602 Prospect and is at the corner of Prospect and Burwash in Savoy

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Posted by on October 23, 2012 in linux


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Study Explains How Retailers Stop Linux From Entering The Market

Tux, the Linux penguin

Tux, the Linux penguin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Portuguese Open Source Business Association (ESOPhas published a white paperPDF which aims to explain the problems laptop manufacturers are facing when trying to introduce systems preloaded with Linux to the market. The report, which is titled “Laptop retail oligopoly: the unnoticed digital divide“, analyses the current laptop market with the help of game theory and concludes that it is “bound to a configuration which is not efficient” and does not benefit consumers.

In another publicationPDF from January, the organisation had detailed the sales failure experienced by an open source software bundle, which included Linux, that was pre-installed on laptops locally built and marketed in Portugal. The failure of Portuguese retailers to supply these laptops led to the second study analysing that behaviour by the market.

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Posted by on May 3, 2012 in linux


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