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Distro's @Shaika

I've been giving all my used linux live cd',s to cafe shaika for a while now, there in an envelope below the bulk coffee...
anyways, people are really starting to take them, in the first few weeks only Sabayon Linux would disappear, but now Ubuntu 7.10 is gone every second day.. so cool, Now i have a way of recycling all the distros i try out.

basically i use whichever distro supports my hardware (read: hp laptop w broadcom) the best, but i try practically every distro for fun.. (not the RC's of course)

Senior Desktop Technician, office and manufacturing

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Please note that this posting is not being placed by a recruiter but by the hiring manager.

In a Montreal Pharmaceutical company. There are currently 2 positions open, one as team lead (technicians), the second as senior technician. Very competitive compensation package.

Job Description

To carry out fault resolution and deskside support on internal IT estate and mentor junior members of the Desktop Support Team.

Key Responsibilities/Objectives

BarCampMontreal3

On November 3, 2007 from 9AM to 6PM the local Montreal tech community is hosting its own "unconference" called BarCampMontreal3. It's at the Société des arts technologiques (SAT) on 1195 blvd St Laurent, between René Levesque and Ste. Catherine. The bilingual event is free of charge for all participants, and includes lunch, coffee, and a commemorative T-shirt.

Montreal OpenMoko MeetUp, Sunday Sept 9th

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I'm having an OpenMoko (http://www.openmoko.org) meetup at my apartment on Sunday, September 9th, 2007 from 6pm-8pm at my place in Mile End. I'll send a message to the list shortly. Please end me an email via the contact form on my website if you're interested in attending (http://eric.linuxmontreal.com/contact). There is limited seating available as I don't have alot of chairs. (Maybe 10 people maximum).

If you are interested in seeing an FIC Neo1973 handset in real life, I have two and the debug board.

I am a LInux Biggot

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I am slowly realizing how great linux is and how far it has come in the past two years since I became curious.

It is not the be all or end all of operating systems, but it certainly has lots of functionality. I don't think, in the next short while, I could call myself a senior administrator.

I do have my frustrations with linux, because of the open-ness. Yes, because of that.

Here is what I would like to see.

All messages and codes standardized with a key. For example, enumerate the list of kernel messages and prefix them with **kern0001, kern0002**, etc.

Facil will gain CD/DVD production equipment

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Today Facil announces that it will acquire equipment necessary for producing CD and DVD with a professional look, for its members, other LUGs and companies to use for distributing small to medium quantities during various events. You'll be able to rent the hardware, or have them produced for you.

For more information, have a look at the official press release (in French).

Présentation Facil: OpenStreetMap

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On August 16th, starting at 19:00, at the Centre de recherche informatique de Montréal (CRIM, 550 Sherbrooke W, office 100, near metro Mc Gill), Alistair Boyle will be presenting the OpenStreeMap project, a free editable map of the whole world.

OpenStreetMap allows you to view, edit and use geographical data in a collaborative way from anywhere on Earth. The project was started because most maps you think of as free actually have legal or technical restrictions on their use, holding back people from using them in creative, productive or unexpected ways.

100 M$ Deals on the wall...

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Hello and welcome to the new world where Linux vendors are selling their souls.

As you can tell from the first line of this post, I am extremely frustrated with the state of Linux vendors these days, let's try to analyze the latest IP deals, shall we?

First there was the Novell/SuSE deal, I am not a lawyer, but from what I gathered, it was all a trick to get around the GPL, and apparently it worked so well that the FSF made specific changes to GPL3 to prevent that sort of thing.

Open Source Auction Applications?

Anyone have an open source auction web application they know of?

Meeting change and other fun stuff

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The venue for the meeting changed late this afternoon, due to renovations at the planned space. I updated the site and the irc channel, and attempted to alert the mailing list, but sadly it seems I was unable to get a mail through, due most likely to a problem at videotron (I got one bounced back to me).

So, meeting is officially at Utopik, and I wil not be there. I hope this did not cause too much inconvenience for people, I personally alerted whoever I could.

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