[dvlug] It's back...

Grant Bowman grantbow at gmail.com
Tue Jun 23 13:16:58 PDT 2009

Hi Mark,

I hear that KDE fans are starting to accept KDE 4.3 but I am not up on
all the details myself.  If you haven't already, do check out the
CaliforniaTeam wiki site.  We have a mail list we are currently using
to organize our OSCON booth in San Jose for July 22nd [1] and we have
IRC [2] meetings every other Sunday night at 7 PM.  The next one is
this Sunday, June 28th.  If you don't already use an IRC client - try
Pidgin on either Ubuntu or Windows systems.

Climbing the Linux learning curve can be a bit daunting, but it's far
easier now that it has been in the past.  With your experience on
different distributions you may know more than you think.  The deep
inner workings come from spending time reading the code of the kernel
and glibc or taking the time to install
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/ if you dare!  I've been meaning to do
that for a long time but never seem to get around to it.

Grant Bowman

[1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CaliforniaTeam/Projects/OSCON2009

[2] https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InternetRelayChat

On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 3:48 PM, Mark K. Zanfardino
<mzanfardino at gmail.com> wrote:
> Grant,
> Currently I'm running Ubuntu Intrepid on my work machine (AMD Athlon X2 w/ 2GB RAM and NVidia GeForce9400GT), and my laptop (IBM ThinkPad T42 w/ 1.5GB RAM and ATI RC250). I'm running Ubuntu Intrepid Netbook Remix on my Asus Eeepc 901 (Intel dual-core Atom w/ 1GB RAM and 20GB SSD storage) and lastly I've just upgraded from Kubuntu Hardy to Kubuntu Intrepid on my home desktop (Intel P4 w/ 2GB RAM and Nvidia 6800 AGP). Oh, and my wife's laptop has Ubuntu, as does my bothers home PC and my mothers home PC, but they are all dual-boot and my wife, brother, and mother still us windows.
> As you can see, I'm a bit of an Ubuntu junky. I started a couple of years ago with Kubuntu Gutsy and loved KDE until 4.x was released, so I moved to Gnome, which I now prefer (though I'm giving KDE a chance at home). I tend to use the command line for quite a number of operations.
> I like to play with different distros though.  I have Gentoo installed on my laptop for about 6 months. I figured it was a good way to learn the ins-and-outs of linux. I've also run Suse, Fedora, Mint, and Sabayon at one time or another.  I've stuck with Ubuntu, as it's what I'm using at work and on the servers I deploy.
> Wow, a lot more information than I'm sure you'd expected. Let me say up front though: I still consider myself a novice at the deep inner workings of linux.  I feel as though I've come to handle the 20% that allows me to get the 80% of the stuff I need to get done.  I'm now working on learning the remaining 80%!
> Cheers!
> Mark
> Grant Bowman wrote:
>> Hello Mark,
>> I look forward to seeing you on Friday.  What distros do you run?
>> Grant Bowman
>> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CaliforniaTeam
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