Saturday, October 23, 2010

Congreso del Conocimiento Libre día tres

Many talks about open source and free software around this UTP event, experience was great sharing with teacher and students words about Fedora, today was the chance to ear about Panamanian government free software plans.

AIG (Authority Innovation  Government by its acronym) talk was given by Ing. Eduardo Briceño, we learn about some plans to use free software on local government, on some source of OLPC project and medical care government agencies, it seem to me that they have a plan and lots of words about it, hope it does not end as another great idea.

We can see UTP crawl into free software, hope we can see them walking to it soon, a mayor change have to be done into this direction that have to involve all faculties.

more pics
Spanish version here

Friday, October 22, 2010

Congreso del Conocimiento Libre día Dos

After a great first day, with students from UTP, secund day was a bit less people but it was great to see some students who install Fedora the day before come with some questions and happy face from the experience.

Abdel Martinez and Juan Barba work with them on the booth sharing their Fedora experience.

Many more CDs were give away and every one was invited to the release party on Nov 11.

UDI Tech Fait UDItec

We were invited to give a talk about Fedora on Universidad del Itsmo, Tech fair UDItec.

It was nice time to share about Fedora and its community with UDI students. We also show them Ruby on Rails and they love this frameworks

Thanks to Liliana Lopez from UDI for this opportunity.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Congreso del Conocimiento Libre día Uno

Universidad Tecnologica of Panama celebrate the II Free knowledge Congress, this week, Fedora Panama community, was invited to be part of the congress with a booth and talk to students. Abdel Martinez join us with Juan Barba and Rogelio Moreno Fedora enthusiasts who work all day on the booth, making CD and DVD and talking to students, teachers and general public about Fedora.

Explaining why Fedora and why the Fedora community is great place to learn a have fun with Linux and Open Source.

The day has many talks, the honor guest was Michael “Monty” Widenius who talk about Open Source, Mysql database and his new project MariaDB, people enjoy his words and knowledge. 

After all his talks Monty spend some time with the member of community where we ask different questions about MariaDB. One thing call my attention is his interest to have MariaDB in all Linux distributions. We talk a bit about how and what he is working to get MariaDB on Fedora.

This time we give away over 100 CD/DVDs not sure the number of stickers and Fedora Buttons.

More Photos here

Will see how we do on the next two days.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Fedora 14 (Laughlin) Beta

Well, as always could not wait until Fedora 14 release, after a test PreUpgrade that when flawless on my test machine, now Fedora 14 rules my main notebook a Sony Vaio. It still on beta but seem like another Rock Solid Fedora release, even that have not play much with it all my favourite applications runs great.

Evolution has been my email client since I started to use Linux on my desktop this new version looks great.

Open Office 3.3 new splash look really nice, will to see what happens now that there is LibreOffice foundation and we like to support it, so my guest is that will see LibreOffice on Fedora 15 unless Oracle release the Open Office name.

PreUpgrade did a great job moving my Fedora 13 to Fedora 14, no errors, just waiting to complete the download reboot waiting for the upgrade process to end and the next reboot was Fedora 14, with all my stuff as it was on Fedora 13.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Some Photos for last post

Well last post did not have photos, humm.. well all them are here

More Photos

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