01/2009 FOSS Sig

Items discussed and demoed at our January 29th FOSS-SIG meeting:

Great January giveaways: 

  • 20 Free Unbuntu 8.10 Desktop Edition CD’s (the latest Ubuntu version, direct from Canonical). These discs include Wubi to safely try Ubuntu on XP and Vista computers.
  • One copy of RedHat Enterprise Linux ES (server). Priceless!
  • Book – Open SUSE Unleased (with version 10.3 DVD). $50 list price.
  • Book – Linux Firewalls. $50 list price.
  • Book – Fedora 7 & RedHat Enterprise Linux. $60 list price.


ooo_splashOpen Office Suite 3.0.x Now Windows, Mac and Linux users all use one updated no-cost replacement for MS Office.

  • CD BurnerXP
    A winner from our back burner.
  • SmartDefrag
    A free Windows defragmenter that really works!
  • A new logo, a new Wubi, an update from October.
    News of my ongoing Ubuntu Laptop project.(I’m now leaning toward Linux Mint ).

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