Orange County Chapter

Program, June 2004

Penguin Power

Monday, June 14, 7-9 pm

Ralf has made his presentation available. Ralf also used Mitch Kapor's slides from July 2003 (PDF).

Starting with only a single Linux user in 1991, Tux and his bandwagon of zealots around the globe have proudly captured the world's attention, appearing on the cover of major business magazines and receiving the backing of many large companies. But what drives the development of a free operating system?

At the June meeting of UUASC-OC, open source enthusiast Ralf Pieper, who has presented programs on RedHat and SuSE to the Orange County chapter in the past, returns from his whirlwind journey through Europe to update us on the latest doings in the world of penguins, and will discuss what Linux provides now and what direction the alternative OS is headed.

Ralf's talk will include a look at the following points: Linux history starting with Linus Torvalds, GNU license, BSD, Windows users and viruses, and a look at KDE.

Ralf has more than 20 years of experience in programming and electronics, and has worked extensively configuring networks for multiple consulting clients. Multi-lingual, he will be fielding questions during the meeting in English, Spanish, German, and French.

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