Kushal Das

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A day with Fedora

Came back from Durgapur. The event went good: I reached Durgapur on 3rd April. That was a holiday in BCREC college, but my dgplug colleagues were there to do the final work. We checked the banners, seminar room etc. We also burned a few copies of FC5 DVD in night.

The next day started properly. There were four speakers, Me , Indranil Dasgupta, Sayamindu Dasgupta & Soumyadip Modak. There were around 120 students.

First we played "Truth Happens", it took lot of attention. The first speech was from Indranil named "All about Fdora".

The slides were made by Sankarshan & IDG.

It lasts around 2 hours. He first talked about FOSS, then stared how Fedora project fits in. A few M$ lover asked why Linux?? and got perfect punch back to them & the first half ended that way. We distributed FC4 DVDs & tee as the reward of asking questions.

The second session started with my talk. I was talking about different apps in FC5 & I opened them one by one as the slides goes on. But suddenly current was gone, hopefully it came back with 10 minutes. During that time we had lots of question about the applications in Fedora.

Third talk was from Sayam, he showed a bengali KDE in FC5. His talk was mainly about how to translate. Then Soumyadip showed some live translation example, he mainly came to talk about translation for Ubuntu. The last talk was again from Sayam, "Programming in Linux". That started with basic C programming to GTK programming.

The day ended with Soumya's vote of thanx. In the next day we had a Install fest in the college lab. In the first half a complete loadshading was there, so we started from the second half. First I showed the installation process in a box. Then the students started installing in the boxes one after another. Forget to tell you, that was my first text based installation, the boxes have only 128MB ram.

At the end I had a very bad error.It came only for one box. The same CD/DVD works fine in other boxes. All pictures:

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