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New Linux Course in the Cork College of Commerce
Posted By Ken Guest - 15:28, 20 November 2005
A new course which introduces the Linux operating system and provides practical experience of installing, maintaining and using Linux and Linux-based open-source desktop applications is starting in the Cork College of Commerce.
Classes will start again this January.
SCALE 4x issued Call For Papers
Posted By Ken Guest - 05:01, 7 November 2005
SCALE 4x, the 2006 Southern California Linux Expo, has issued a Call For Papers. They will be accepting presentation proposals through November 20, 2005. Additionally, SCALE is offering exhibit space to open-source projects and community organizations. Some projects which have already signed up include: NetBSD, CACert, and Cinepaint.
SCALE 4x, is their fourth annual Linux and Open Source conference will be held at the Los Angeles Airport Westin on Feb 11-12. SCALE is a community run non-profit event. Speakers this year will include Chris Dibona (Google), Matt Asay (Alfresco) and John Terpstra (Samba).
Irish Free Software Organisation (IFSO) Seminar
Posted By Ken Guest - 09:00, 4 November 2005
On the morning of Friday November 18th, IFSO is organising an event hosted by MEP Proinsias De Rossa about preventing software patents in the EU. Topics covered will be:
- An analysis of the software patent directive;
- a discussion of Free Software and computer security;
- an introduction to IFSO/FSFE and their work;
- the future of legislative obstacles to the development and distribution of software.
The event will be held in the European Parliament Office in Ireland,
and spaces are limited. Participants are therefore asked to register their intent to attend.
Groklaw has an article on IT in schools in the UK
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 10:20, 31 October 2005
Edited by Ken Guest - 10:20, 31 October 2005
The title is "Building IT Infrastructure in UK Schools, a National Strategy" Ian Lynch, well worth a read if you have any interest in education.
Posted By Ken Guest - 13:58, 23 October 2005
lamp.linux.ie, a website forum for website developers, is back courtesy of Kae Verens
ILUG AGM Report and Election Results
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 22:37, 22 October 2005
Edited by Ken Guest - 22:37, 22 October 2005
The AGM was a great success - the room in the ICS building was packed There were six talks on subjects as wide and as varied as Ciarán O'Riordan of FSFE who spoke about his work in Brussels, we also had a piece on Access To Knowledge, Digital Rights Ireland, Apache 2.2 - the upcoming release and some of the really cool things that will be in there, Ruby on Rails, RPC on Linux, and a very interesting piece on the adoption of alternative software in organisations.
This was followed by a large grouping heading to the Schoolhouse where they were fed and watered.
The committee was re-elected with Noirin Plunkett stepping down due to not being available for the forth-coming year, and the appointment of James McCarthy in the role of Secretary.
FÁS Linux Administration Course
Posted By Ken Guest - 12:18, 19 October 2005
Edited by Paul O'Malley - 12:18, 19 October 2005
The FÁS Training Centre, Loughlinstown, Co Dublin is currently recruiting for a Linux Administration course, commencing November 28th.
You must be registered with FÁS to avail of these courses, for full details contact your local FÁS Employment Service Office or check out www.fas.ie.
With thanks to Carol Gibney for bringing this to our attention.
Posted By Niall Walsh - 05:24, 11 October 2005
Edited by Paul O'Malley - 05:24, 11 October 2005
The 2005 AGM of the ILUG will take place on Saturday October 22nd at 15:00 in the premises of the Irish Computer Society in Dublin - map and details at http://www.ics.ie/main/contact.htm.
Linux An Alternative Not A Replacement
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 23:22, 8 October 2005
This article proclaims itself to be aimed at those enthusiastic new users of Linux who suggest that resistance to Linux would be overcome if only Linux was more Windows like.
It is a very broad piece and includes many interesting thoughts, one of my personal favourites is: “Linux is actually blissfully easy to use. Genuinely. It is really easy to use. The reason it isn't perceived this way? Because the term "ease of use" has been so badly distorted. In common usage, "easy to use" now means "easy to do something without knowing beforehand how to do it". But that's not really "easy to use", is it? That's "easy to figure out".”
In this contributor's opinion it was very well put together and a pleasure to read.
An introduction to Emacs
Posted By Ken Guest - 13:01, 6 October 2005
Oliver Pfaff has written a handy introduction to using emacs for the Beginners Linux Guide.