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The 2006 Desktop Developers Conference in Ottawa is now over and here is a summary. I was able to attend most of the sessions, but unfortunately not all ("real work" got in the way).
The Linux Symposium is a core technology conference, targeting software developers working on the Linux kernel, OS infrastructure, security, networking, and related research projects. With attendees coming from over 30 different countries, the Symposium is the single most comprehensive collection of Linux experts in the world.
Desktop Developers Conference
The Desktop Developers Conference is targetted at those developers who are contributing to the development of desktop distributions, application and ISV development, application integration, and operating system infrastructure intended to improve the desktop user experience.
Back in 1997, six years before the lawsuit started, I wrote an article for Linux Journal that suggested the initials SCO stood for "Software Considered Obsolete". As I read about the fallout from the outright dismissal of most of its lawsuit against IBM, it seems more and more likely that "obsolete" will refer not only to the company's software but -- soon enough -- to the company itself.
The story in ITBusiness.ca gave a good overview of a problem experienced by one of the teachers in the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). News stories have tight deadlines, and there is much more that we have learned since the deadline for that story. As the policy coordinator for CLUE I have received multiple replies to questions from Jill Worthy, the superintendent for the district that includes Monarch Park Collegiate.
An article in ITBusiness.ca by Sarah Lysecki discusses the Linux lab we reported earlier.
I've recently created a Technorati Profile and it asks me to create this link. I have no idea how useful this is, but it can't hurt.
Many people have been asking for for more details on the high-school teacher who had his Linux Lab dismantled. Mr. Montgomery has offered to do a question-and-answer with us.
Each time I see a MacBook Pro or black MacBook, I want one. Then I sit down at my Linux desktop machine and do a little research about OS X and Apple and I always come to the same conclusion: choice on Apple hardware is limited. It would seem others are beginning to come to the same conclusion:
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