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----- Forwarded message from Kendall Dawson -----

Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2006 20:38:24 -0800
From: Kendall Dawson
Subject: Desktop Linux Summit 2006: April 24 & 25


I want to let you know about the Desktop Linux Summit coming April 24
and 25 to San Diego, CA. There is a special User Group rate of only $25
for both days. Some of the speakers for the event include:

Scott Collins, Evangelist for Trolltech
Nat Friedman, VP of Linux Desktop Engineering for Novell
Marcel Gagné, Canada's Linux Guru
Brian King, Mozdev Group a part of the Mozilla community
Greg Mancusi-Ungaro, Director of Linux and Open Source Marketing for Novell
Ian Murdock, Founder of Debian
Doc Searls, Author and Senior Editor for Linux Journal

You can find all the details at: http://www.desktoplinuxsummit.com

There will be two event tracks at the Desktop Linux Summit this year:

Track 1: The Future of Desktop Linux

This is the place to find out where desktop Linux is going and where the
next big hit will be - emerging markets like China and Latin America,
public school systems, or large-scale corporate desktop deployments?

Topics include:

* Predictions for Desktop Linux: 2006
* The Open Document Debate
* International Expansion of Desktop Linux
* Linux in Education
* ODF in enterprise ? will big companies bite?
* How will corporate America adopt Linux?
* GPL and Licensing
* What's holding desktop Linux back? Hardware and application gaps
* Linux evangelism - what you can do to fuel adoption
* Linux DRM - Will it happen?
* Why Should my Business Use OSS?

Track 2: Inside Desktop Linux

This session is for new and advanced users who want to make the most out
of their Linux experience.

Topics include:

* Harnessing the Mozilla Platform
* Migration stories: Creating a Phased Plan for Mass Deployment
* Using desktop Linux in a mixed environment (SMB/Enterprise)
* Targeting the Linux Desktop with Qt and the LSB
* Newbie Series: Choosing a Linux distro and making the most of it
* Assessing Open Source Application Adoption
* Moving your Business to Linux: What your IT staff needs to know
* System Builder Session: Building Linux PCs ? 3 45-minute sessions on
how to build a Linux desktop
* OEM Special Session: How to make Linux profitable for you
* Builder Sessions: Building a Linux system

There will also be a Linux Installfest happening during the Summit and
we are currently looking for volunteers. If you would like to help out
(and get free admission to the show) please visit:

Please post this on your event calendar and let your Members know:

What: Desktop Linux Summit 2006
When: April 24-25, 2006
Where: Manchester Grand Hyatt, Downtown San Diego, CA
Info: http://desktoplinuxsummit.com

I look forward to meeting you at the show!

Best regards,

Kendall Dawson
Desktop Linux Summit

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