UTOSC — Day 2
[A moment of silence, please, for my dearly departed laptop power brick. Anyone who has a brick for a Fujitsu Lifebook that they can spare, please contact me.]
Friday’s edition of the Utah Open Source Conference must have been good. Reason: The day flew by.
Traffic in the exhibit area flowing pretty steadily for the better part of the day and the swag was getting into folks’ hands. Some of the questions we were getting ranged from the basic (“So what is Linux, anyway?”) to more complex (“Why does yum suck?” — No, it doesn’t, but that’s been handled in a past blog). The usual suspects are here: Open VZ, GNOME, KDE, for starters, as well as the Fedora, OpenSUSE and Ubuntu — the interesting part about this is these three represent the three roots in the Linux tree: Fedora roots go back to Red Hat, OpenSUSE’s to Slackware and Ubuntu to Debian.
Both Ian Weller and Paul Frields presented yesterday — Ian’s presentation was filmed by Scott Dowdle and should appear on the Montana Linux User Group site sometime soon.
Stormy Peters of the GNOME Foundation gave the keynote yesterday, and it was quite informative. I wish I could have stayed for the entire address, but someone has to watch the booth.
Again, with the amount of traffic and the number of people who have visited the booth, the day went quickly. I went to get lunch and realized it was 4 p.m. Not much later was the geek dinner at Mama Spaghetti’s (I think that’s its name).
(Fedora ambassador Larry Cafiero runs Redwood Digital Research in Felton, California, and is an associate member of the Free Software Foundation.)