Tuesday, October 28, 2008

FOSS.my 2008

What is FOSS.my?

(excerpt from the website)
FOSS.my 2008 is Malaysia’s premier Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) event. Whilst this is our first go at it, we aim for this to be an annual event bringing together professionals and enthusiasts from Malaysia, Singapore, Asia and the rest of the world for a two day grassroots driven FOSS conference.

FOSS.my is different from other events in that we focus only on FOSS and that this conference is purely non-commercial. There will be no marketing/sales talks by vendors (we are very strict on this!) so all that is presented is FOSS goodness! Instead, vendors will be encouraged to speak on the FOSS technical aspects of their projects/tools. This approach works better as it benefits all through knowledge sharing within the community.

It will be held on 8 and 9 Nov 2008

Where? ( Map )
Lot 6, Technology Park Malaysia (TPM)
Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur

What are the agenda?
Go here: http://foss.my/schedule/ for more info.

What should I do?
Register here: http://foss.my/register/

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Mandriva Linux 2009 released

Mandriva has released its latest desktop edition which comes in 4 edition: One, Free, PowerPack and Mandriva Flash.

Mandriva One comes in CD and suitable for those who want to start using Mandriva Linux in no time. You can boot in to live CD and start working. It has the option to install to hard disk. This edition comes with proprietary softwares.

Mandriva Free is the free edition. It doesn't contain proprietary softwares. You can add those later though if you add the relevant repositories.

Mandriva Powerpack is a commercial pack containing proprietary packages such as flash plugin, nvidia, nvidia, ati, mp3 codec etc.

Mandriva Flash is a USB disk version of Mandriva. It now uses 8GB USB drive instead of 4GB in previous version. You have to order it from Mandriva Store.

More info on this release

I have been using Mandriva Linux for almost 7 years now and in my opinion it is one of the best distributions out there.