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Anyone else go to this today. I went with my university's LUG. I found it to be very interesting and educational. You can see what the schedule was <a href="http://ohiolinux.org/schedule.html" target="_blank">here.</a><br><br>
I found the 'Innovation at Novell' to be a bit of a disappointment. Not that they did a bad job really, just that it was nothing new to me. I really wanted to hear more about their 3D desktop plans. They only touched on this along with some of the other Projects Novell is working on, which is actually to me surprise was a decent amount. Any SuSE or Novell user probably knows that Novell was their own little version of OpenOffice.org. I was surprised by some of the things I show. I definitly think OpenOffice.org or at least Novell's version, which I don't believe to be that much different, is awesome. Yes Better than MS office. I never said that before, I always thought they were both good for their own things. Just some of the things that I saw with their spreadsheet and impress(powerpoint).<br><br>
Open source Zero Day Attack Protection was brilliant. A bit about hacks and how to basically lock your system down without limiting the users much, but eliminate the ability for someone to run any executables or use php to get an exe or allow them to mount without exe and static ability. And moving the location of chroot(). I plan on finding the powerpoint slide and will post it here.<br><br>
The closing Keynote then way given by the one and only Jon "maddog" Hall. This was by far the best part of the day. He made so many excellent points, I wish I could remember them all.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> It was pretty clear that he truly loves Open Source Software and encouraged everyone to get involved in the development of some project. He also had some good stories that involved that other OS company <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)">, and how he got people to save thousands and thousands by using Linux and open source software.<br><br>
I also got to talk to some reps from Novell for a while. I learned that they want to let everyone know that Novell as no religious tie to XGL like some believe. Its just what the started developing first. He also said at anytime they could move to AIGLX. (I'm hope to possible see it included in the final 10.2 or 10.3 betas). Also OpenSuSE in moving to beta testing for 10.2 this coming week and final is expected in December.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"> Also got SLED 10 Desktop and Server in a cool free kit and a cool FC5 cd and case.<br><br>
I defiantly encourage every Linux fan to go something like this. Its worth it, no matter the experience level. Drag some Windows users with you too.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Wow....we never get this sort of good stuff in the UK. Hell, we barely even have PC shops. Only PC World and the local PC shop.<br><br>
EDIT: For example, when I took my x300 to be replaced at the local PC hut, the asked for my windows user name and password (i had to take my entire rig in - they'd never seen such a beast <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">). When I told them I used linux they just went, "errrr.....never mind then" as if they hadn't a clue what the hell i was talking about. They also thought they'd busted my fedora installation when they threw a 6600GT in to see if it was my mobo. All they got was a garbled screen and then a 100 page long output of what was wrong with Xorg <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">
 

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Lol, yeah the UK pretty much sucks for PCs.. we have a local shop called Gibsons Computers. It's a bit crap, they hardly have anything at all there...
 

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Man that sinks, I bet they have some in the UK just not too often like in the states.<br><br>
Just to let everyone know too, maddog's Thinkpad was running SuSE 10.1 with Gnome<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">
 

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lol - Awesome! Thinkpads & Gnome FTW! Fedora too...but he wasn't using that :s
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">lol - Awesome! Thinkpads & Gnome FTW! Fedora too...but he wasn't using that :s</div>
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Yay SuSe! Yay Gnome!
 

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Is there anywhere to find out if something like this is coming to your state/area? I am in MN and i might have caught wind a few months back about some linux convention here but paid no mind to it as I did not use linux then.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Is there anywhere to find out if something like this is coming to your state/area? I am in MN and i might have caught wind a few months back about some linux convention here but paid no mind to it as I did not use linux then.<br><br>
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I actually found out about this from my universities linux user group that I joined this year. I also found a post about it on Slashdot. I'd just try googling it, and if I can come across anything I'll post it back here.
 

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<a href="http://www.mn-linux.org/" target="_blank">http://www.mn-linux.org/</a><br><br>
I missed the fest <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Frown"><br><br>
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i did a quick google and there doesnt appear to be any in the UK. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Frown">
 

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Only thing I could find. <a href="http://guadec.org/" target="_blank">Gnome conf</a><br>
Looks like <a href="http://www.linux.org.uk/News.cs" target="_blank">Birmingham, UK from 15th to 21st of July 2007</a><br><br><a href="http://www.mail-archive.com/[email protected]/msg00068.html" target="_blank">link3</a><br><br>
For now one I'll have to try and keep my eyes open and if I ever see a conf. some place I'll post it. Should maybe be a sticky for this so we can post it there and always find it when something comes up.
 
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