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Utah Open Source Conference

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I saw an ad for the Utah Open Source Conference on 28 - 30 August in Salt Lake. Is anybody going? I would be tempted except for the economic realities of life in the early 21st Century, and not enough lead time.

Penguin Awareness Day

Just so you know, January 20th is Penguin Awareness Day!!

What browser do you use?

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Moving along to something completely different, what browser(s) do you use. I have read about the tremendous demands that Firefox makes on the system, and I believe that is why my Linux box seems to bog down when I am browsing about. What are you using? What are your experiences with the various browsers out there.


Chuck McGuire

Beagán a rá agus é a rá go maith.
Say little but say it well.

I took the plunge


After last night's Bozeman LUG meeting, I decided to take the plunge and install Ubuntu on my newly (more or less) built AMD dual core machine. It was really rather anti-climactic. It installed itself, everything worked, no problem. I sniffed around a little and got my printer hooked up through the network and the existing windows box. No command line, no profanity, no bloodshed. Ubuntu loaded the NVIDIA drivers with the usual disclaimer about proprietary software and put them to work. Who says that Linux isn't ready for the desktop? Now to learn about VMWare....

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