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Dapper Launch Event (Delayed like the real thing)
Posted By Ken Guest - 09:16, 23 May 2006
Edited by Paul O'Malley - 09:16, 23 May 2006
Ubuntu Dapper is being launched on June 1 and ILUG is holding a launch event at 15:30 on Saturday June 10 in the usual venue, the lecture
room of the Irish Computer Society in central Dublin, generously
provided to us by the ICS.
We plan to have a number of talks about Ubuntu and Dapper and other subjects too.
We will retire afterwards to a nearby
hostelry where we might partake of some fine food and beverages - or chips and beer, as you like.
Marx Computers Selling PCs and laptops with Ubuntu Linux Installed
Posted By Ken Guest - 13:47, 18 May 2006
This isn't really news as such, but does need to be more widely known: Marx Computers in Fairview, Dublin, is now selling PCs and laptops with Ubuntu Linux preinstalled.
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 10:40, 15 May 2006
Edited by Ken Guest - 10:40, 15 May 2006
More people are having a look at Ubuntu. It seems to be getting more press and even Google thinks that it is running on more of its queries.
The first thing that strikes a new user of Ubuntu and user of some other GNU/Linux version is that there is no root. There is a good article on the ubuntu wiki called RootSudo which explains this in detail.
The next item that jumps out is the amount of help there are docs in /usr/share/docs, however there is a little icon on the top panel that looks like a lifebouy, it contains the help for that version. All this documentation is here.
The development version Dapper is due to be released on 1 June 2006, you can get the development versions here, where you can test drive the latest live CD for the x86 64bit or sparc.
linux.ie off the air
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 20:52, 7 May 2006
We were off the air for a while over Saturday, Sunday due to a cooling failure and the machine then needing "console love", no files were hurt in the making of this production.
Talks for ICT Expo
Posted By Ken Guest - 17:56, 2 May 2006
If you want to talk on some subject within the OSS field at the ICT Expo then:
We have room for a few more talks of no more than 25/30 minutes in length.
Times available are:
15:30 on Thursday 30 minutes
1pm / 1.30pm Thursday Friday
Get in contact with Paul O'Malley if you are interested in speaking at this event.
Posted By Ken Guest - 13:48, 26 April 2006
There is now a frappr Map available for ILUG members to add themselves and give us all a picture of where everyone is.
Please take a few minutes out of your schedule to add yourself.
Federico Heinz speaks at ICS Building about Free Software.
Posted By Ken Guest - 16:33, 20 April 2006
Edited by Ken Guest - 16:33, 20 April 2006
Federico Heinz, president of FSF Latin America, will be in Dublin to give two talks in the ICS Building on April 29th. He will be speaking about free software in government / public administration and also about free software in education; starting at 14:00 sharp. (Organised by the Irish Free Software Organisation.)
Bruce Perens: The Emerging Economic Paradigm of Open Source
Posted By Ken Guest - 11:36, 12 April 2006
Edited by Ken Guest - 11:36, 12 April 2006
Those of use that heard Bruce Perens talk at FOSS-Means-Business in Belfast on the 16th of March should recognise
some, if not all, of his paper on the The Emerging Economic Paradigm of Open Source which he touched on in his speech.
There is a conference report, by Paul Barry, available on the Linux Journal website.
KDE Akademy to be held in Dublin
Posted By Ken Guest - 16:36, 27 March 2006
The yearly KDE World Summit, Akademy, will be held in Dublin this year from September 23nd to September 30th.
One week to go, regarding software patents
Posted By Ken Guest - 09:21, 24 March 2006
There is one week left in which you can fill in the Questionairre
on the patent system in Europe.
As highlighted by both Bruce Perens and Richard Stallman at the "FOSS Means Business" Conference last week it is important that you have your say about this - the future of FOSS may depend on it.