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Workshop on Linux, Open Office & Thin Client Computing

Postby mrkkhattak » Sat Sep 27, 2003 10:06 am

Assalamualaikum,

I got the chance to attend the CSP (Computer Society of Pakistan) workshop on "Workshop on Linux, Open Office & Thin Client Computing"

I reached there at 4:45PM (starting time was 4PM). When I reached there the workshop has been started. They were doing a RedHat Linux 9 installation & during that installation the Q&A session continued. People were asking different types of questions. Mostly those questions were of newbies type or sometime of comparison b/w linux & windows kernel.
After this session they invited the audience to see the thin clients (terminal based systems on RedHat 9). They told a bit about terminal based systems too. After that some refreshments ... !

Overall it was an average seminar, I didn't like the ppl who were throwing questions during the installation, I mean there should be a Q&A session after that presentation not in b/w the presentation.

Beside that the speaker did say a few things which I don't think was right, but I couldn't say anything.
* Evolution is not free (GPL) software.
* Linus Torvalds works at Transmeta.

Evolution is a free (GPL) software (http://www.ximian.com/support/manuals/e ... -info-note) & Linus Torvalds is now working at OSDL (Open Source Development Lab).

Regards,

-Meraj

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Re: Workshop on Linux, Open Office & Thin Client Computi

Postby lambda » Mon Oct 27, 2003 4:58 pm

mrkkhattak wrote:Beside that the speaker did say a few things which I don't think was right, but I couldn't say anything.
* Evolution is not free (GPL) software.
* Linus Torvalds works at Transmeta.


linus torvalds worked for transmeta for several years; he only recently left.

evolution is free, but some related apps (ximian connector, for example) aren't free. to fully replace exchange clients, you need both.

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The seminar was Interesting, we should have more

Postby arfy » Fri May 14, 2004 7:43 am

I was there at the seminar and I found it quite informative

What is needed in Pakistan is mass publication and marketing about open source software in public and private companies.

We should arrange more seminars and workshops.

Any Ideas are most welcome.
Khurram Ali

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Workshop on Linux

Postby asaf » Fri May 14, 2004 11:01 am

I was the speaker at the above event. As far as i know, Torvalds was with Transmeta as of August 2003. Secondly, I mentioned that Evolution client from Ximian is not free but costs $39 per licence.

Also, do provide input how we can make such workshops better.
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