Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Singapore Software Freedom Day 2008

Last Saturday (20 Sept) was Software Freedom Day 2008 worldwide. For Singapore, it was held at the Singapore Management University (SMU) School of Information Systems. The website for this event is at http://www.softwarefreedomday.sg

I had the privilege to present a topic at the Technology/Consumer Track. My topic titled "Road to Freedom: Practical Steps to Linux and Open Source Productivity". As this is a consumer track, I wanted to educate the public on the latest openSUSE 11 and how it can become a productive end-user desktop... using Windows analogies to bridge the gap in understanding Linux and Open Source tools.

Had a good time there. Looking forward to an even better one next year as the organizers are already enthusiastically talking of a bigger and more public venue. senyum

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