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UK LUG Tour, Day 2: Greater London Linux User Group

Great bunch of folks at the Greater London Linux User Group. And I say that not just because LUG leader Simon Morris bought me a pint after the show. I linked the headline of this post to Simon’s review of our presentations.

Jono delivered a solid talk about advocating open source effectively–a subject he and I discuss frequently.

I spoke about “Desktop Innovation at Novell,” the basic theme of which is that much of the really cool new stuff happening in desktop Linux is happening at Novell. I always bear some apprehension about doing this talk, because I unapologetically extol Novell’s virtues. (I also show off a lot of SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10, like Beagle, Banshee, F-spot, Xgl, and several usability changes to the Gnome desktop interface. These things back up the discussion very well.) So, I was really pleased at how well the talk was received. During Q&A one guy actually called out how impressed he was with everything I had shown.

Tonight, we’re off to Manchester where I speak about AppArmor, something that will be much more challenging for me.


6 Responses

  1. So what’s the current score? Ted 1 Jono 0? Ted 0 Jono 1? Or was it a tie?

  2. Yep – it was well worth the price of a pint.. not the price of a pint *and* a packet of crisps, but y’know..

    There is another review here.. http://beerandspeech.org/index.php?/archives/70-Jono-Bacon-and-Ted-Haeger-at-GLLUG.html


    Simon Morris

  3. Interesting stuff it was too. I’m a SUSE fan anyway so was interested to see what I can get my hands on in 10.1, but I don’t think any of us felt you were just “bigging-up” Novell as a lot of the stuff was applicable to any distro. Well worth a look if anyone is thinking of going along to a LUG where Ted & Jono are speaking.

  4. Busy guy! Sounds like fun, but the “Travels with Ted” always we.

  5. During Q&A one guy actually called out how impressed he was with everything I had shown.

    That guy is real and has a name: Ottavio Caruso aka Pr0f3550r.

    My remark was actually so genuine that I didn’t even get an I-Pooh… ehm… I-Pod.

  6. Ottavio:
    Heh…and you wonder why I passed you over on the iPod? 🙂
    Thanks again for the encouraging words.

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