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542Desktop Linux Summit 2006: April 24 & 25

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  • Kendall Dawson
    Mar 6, 2006
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      Hi,

      I want to let you know about the Desktop Linux Summit coming April 24
      and 25 to San Diego, CA. There is a special User Group rate of only $25
      for both days. Some of the speakers for the event include:

      Scott Collins, Evangelist for Trolltech
      Nat Friedman, VP of Linux Desktop Engineering for Novell
      Marcel Gagné, Canada's Linux Guru
      Brian King, Mozdev Group a part of the Mozilla community
      Greg Mancusi-Ungaro, Director of Linux and Open Source Marketing for
      Novell
      Ian Murdock, Founder of Debian
      Doc Searls, Author and Senior Editor for Linux Journal

      You can find all the details at: http://www.desktoplinuxsummit.com

      There will be two event tracks at the Desktop Linux Summit this year:

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      Track 1: The Future of Desktop Linux
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      This is the place to find out where desktop Linux is going and where the
      next big hit will be - emerging markets like China and Latin America,
      public school systems, or large-scale corporate desktop deployments?

      Topics include:

      * Predictions for Desktop Linux: 2006
      * The Open Document Debate
      * International Expansion of Desktop Linux
      * Linux in Education
      * ODF in enterprise – will big companies bite?
      * How will corporate America adopt Linux?
      * GPL and Licensing
      * What's holding desktop Linux back? Hardware and application gaps
      * Linux evangelism - what you can do to fuel adoption
      * Linux DRM - Will it happen?
      * Why Should my Business Use OSS?

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      Track 2: Inside Desktop Linux
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      This session is for new and advanced users who want to make the most out
      of their Linux experience.

      Topics include:

      * Harnessing the Mozilla Platform
      * Migration stories: Creating a Phased Plan for Mass Deployment
      * Using desktop Linux in a mixed environment (SMB/Enterprise)
      * Targeting the Linux Desktop with Qt and the LSB
      * Newbie Series: Choosing a Linux distro and making the most of it
      * Assessing Open Source Application Adoption
      * Moving your Business to Linux: What your IT staff needs to know
      * System Builder Session: Building Linux PCs – 3 45-minute sessions on
      how to build a Linux desktop
      * OEM Special Session: How to make Linux profitable for you
      * Builder Sessions: Building a Linux system

      There will also be a Linux Installfest happening during the Summit and
      we are currently looking for volunteers. If you would like to help out
      (and get free admission to the show) please visit:
      http://www.desktoplinuxsummit.com/installfest

      Please post this on your event calendar and let your Members know:

      What: Desktop Linux Summit 2006
      When: April 24-25, 2006
      Where: Manchester Grand Hyatt, Downtown San Diego, CA
      Info: http://desktoplinuxsummit.com

      I look forward to meeting you at the show!

      Best regards,

      Kendall Dawson
      Desktop Linux Summit