[vox-announce] August 16th Linux Users Group of Davis: Linux on
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Mon Aug 16 12:45:52 PDT 2004
The Linux Users' Group of Davis (LUGOD), will be holding a meeting on:
August 16, 2004
6:30pm - 9:00pm
The meeting will be held at our regular location:
Davis Public Library
315 East 14th Street
Davis, CA 95616
The topic will be:
Linux on Laptops - Adventures in mobile Linux computing
presented by: Chander Kant, President of LinuxCertified, Inc.
Over the past few years, Linux has become dominant server operating
system for various applications, such as file and web serving.
While Linux continues to make further in-roads at the high-end, the
desktop space is now beginning to emerge. Technologies and business
dynamics seem to be in place for an explosive growth of Linux on the
desktop. Another recent trend has been emergence of laptops as the key
desktop platform. 2003 was the first year when new laptops outsold
new PCs. So, will Linux leapfrog the PC and find its home directly on
This presentation will discuss the current state of support for
Linux on the laptops. We will discuss the challenges -- what works,
what can be made to work, and what does not work. We will consider
pros and cons of various technologies -- hardware, kernels,
distributions etc., in making of a productive Linux laptop.
Chander Kant is founder and president of LinuxCertified, Inc. , a
leading provider of Linux laptops, training and services.
Chander has been involved with technology and business side of
Linux in many different projects. As a key member of the open-source
community, he is very enthusiastic about enabling Linux as a
mainstream operating system. Prior to founding LinuxCertified, Chander
was Director of Business Development at VERITAS software, where he was
responsible for high-availability clustering products. Chander was
also involved in architecting high-performance Linux compute servers
at SGI. Chander is a co-author of 'Linux Compute Clusters,' an on-going
open-license book. 
For details on this meeting, visit:
For maps, directions, public transportation schedules, etc., visit:
LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization dedicated to the
Linux computer operating system and Open Source software,
and which holds meetings twice a month in Davis, CA.
Meetings are always free and open to the public.
Please visit our website for details:
pr at lugod.org
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