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Schedule: Ubuntu sessions

building, using and exploring

Location: D135 Level: Novice
Christer Edwards (Guru Labs, LC)
LTS Tutorials demonstrates how to use Ubuntu in an Enterprise setting in a number of ways. From how to setup LAMP, mass hands-off network deployment, File Servers (NFS, SMB, FTP, SFTP), repository mirroring, and internal secure IM with Jabber. Read more.
Location: D135 Level: Novice
Jerry Carter (Likewise Software)
Here's an industrial-strength way to address the issue of connecting to a directory in a mixed environment. Instead of grappling with homegrown directory solutions, now there's an open source way to leverage your company's investment in Active Directory. Read more.
Location: D135 Level: Novice
Nick Barcet (Canonical UK Ltd), Rick Clark (Pivotal)
Peek under the hood of the Ubuntu Server. Read more.
Location: D135 Level: Novice
Fredrik Jonsson (ASCI Sweden AB)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 2 ratings)
A presentation about how Ubuntu Deployment mechanisms can be used for multiple, zero touch installations in your enterprise network as well as how custom-made network install CDs can provide remote disaster recovery of a machine for a user that is even off site (only internet connection required). Read more.
Location: D135 Level: Novice
Steve George (Canonical UK Ltd)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 3 ratings)
Landscape is a system management service that allows you to manage multiple Ubuntu machines as easily as one. Learn how you can manage many machines in a complex environment through a single web-based interface. Read more.
Location: D135 Level: Novice
Jono Bacon (Canonical Ltd)
The Ubuntu community is where the spirit of Ubuntu comes to life. Learn how it all works, and how you can get involved. Read more.
Location: D135 Level: Novice
Ted Gould (Axiom)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
A tour of the technologies that provide the foundation for the Ubuntu Desktop. What's in; what's out; and why each technology is important to providing an incredible desktop experience. Read more.
Location: D135 Level: Novice
Kiko Reis (Canonical Ltd), Joey Stanford (Canonical Ltd)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
Launchpad is often referred to as Ubuntu's "secret sauce." Learn how it can add flavor to your development efforts. Read more.
Location: D135 Level: Novice
Hunter Cross (Ponticlaro Inc.)
An overview of experiences and best practices for how to use Ubuntu as an economically viable platform for installation art, collaborative art projects, and art exhibition kiosks and for the presentation of software-based art project proposals in contemporary art spaces. Read more.
Location: D135 Level: Novice
Peter Goodall (Canonical Ltd.)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
See the latest Ubuntu on ultra-mobile devices such as subnotebooks and MIDs. Read more.
Location: D137 Level: Novice
Mark Shuttleworth (Ubuntu & Canonical)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
Development methodologies are morphing from "pure" Agile to incorporate best practices from Lean and the open source world. Read more.
Location: D135 Level: Novice
Andrew Harris (Teens on Linux.org)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
A talk given by Andrew "Tuna" Harris, the 15-year-old founder of TeensOnLinux.org, and Samuel Baldwin, a 15-year-old hacker from Boston. This is not a suggestion on creating yet another Ubuntu-based distribution, but rather an insight on marketing Ubuntu and FOSS in general to teens. Read more.
Location: D135 Level: Novice
Jeffrey L. Wishnie (Inveneo, Inc.)
Students get their first introduction to life-changing technology tapping on your keyboard. Your systems track patient health for an entire district. Relief workers coordinate their efforts on your terminals. Your offices are 10,000 miles away, your technicians 8hrs by bus, your network: 16kpbs on a good day. How do keep it running? Zero-maintenance bullet-proof Ubuntu. Read more.
Location: D135 Level: Novice
Nick Barcet (Canonical UK Ltd)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
Technology and use cases for virtualization in Ubuntu. Read more.
Location: D135 Level: Novice
David Brewer (Second Story Interactive Studios)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
Large-scale web projects use sophisticated staged deployment systems, but the prospect of setting these up can be daunting. Using Ubuntu, virtualization, and automated configuration puts the benefits within easy reach even for small projects. David Brewer explains how Second Story uses Ubuntu, VMware Server, and AutomateIt to grease the wheels of development on their museum-sector projects. Read more.
OSCON 2008