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Schedule: Linux sessions

Location: Portland 252 Level: Intermediate
Darren Hoch (StrongMail Systems)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 35 ratings)
This tutorial trains how to solve complicated server networking issues using standard Linux tools. It breaks troubleshooting down by each protocol in the network stack. The instructor will describe the important components of the protocol, how to use tools to monitor for errors, how to correlate the outputs, and appropriate corrective actions. All teaching is case study based from experience. Read more.
Location: D136 Level: Intermediate
Keith Packard (Intel)
Average rating: ****.
(4.08, 12 ratings)
Over the last several years, architectural changes within the Linux environment have promised new features and functionality for the desktop user, including transparent applications and multiuser displays. These have become demonstrable in limited environments for some time and work continues to bring them into wider use. This presentation will present the status and plans of these projects. Read more.
Location: Portland 255 Level: Intermediate
Adar Dembo (VMware Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
The Open Virtual Machine Tools project provides a variety of tools and utilities that improve the performance and user experience of guest operating systems without requiring modifications to the kernel. This talk will describe the ways that the open-vm-tools project provides these improvements. The talk will be of particular interest to those working in the virtual appliance space. Read more.
Location: D136 Level: Intermediate
Matthew Garrett (CoreOS)
Average rating: **...
(2.78, 9 ratings)
The Linux desktop has moved far beyond the point where it consisted of a kernel, an X server, and the xclock command. A bewildering array of layers exist to move information around, abstract unnecessary complexities, and perform various practical functions. This presentation seeks to remove some of the mystery of the modern desktop. 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: D136 Level: Novice
Daniel V. Klein (Self-employed)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 8 ratings)
I flew across the Atlantic on an Airbus -- that was fly by wire. No cables in the control system, just a computer controlling everything. Would you fly if Windows was the controlling software? How about Linux? Think again! Read more.
Location: Portland 255 Level: Novice
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
There has been much fuss about the supposedly decreasing quality of the Linux kernel. This presentation talks about some efforts to counter that, and shows measurements of what is really going on. Read more.
Location: D136 Level: Intermediate
John Goerzen (Hustler Turf Equipment)
Average rating: ***..
(3.89, 9 ratings)
A mid-sized manufacturing company has successfully switched the majority of its employees to Linux on the desktop. This talk will cover why this was done, how it was accomplished, and the lessons learned during the deployment. It will cover both technical and business/political aspects of making such a switch, and give you pointers on making a similar switch in your organization. Read more.
Location: D136 Level: Novice
Dirk Hohndel (Intel Corporation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
A new class of devices is emerging that enables full Internet access while on the go. These internet-centric devices known as Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs), netbooks, nettops combine the software compatibility of the PC with an easy to use, consumer friendly user interface. Read more.
Location: Portland 255 Level: Novice
Joe Brockmeier (Red Hat), Ross Turk (SourceForge, Inc.), Jono Bacon (Canonical Ltd), John Mark Walker (EdX.org), Jeremy Hogan (Hyperic, Inc.) Moderated by: Joe Brockmeier
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)
Over the past ten years nothing has impacted business more than community. Whether through the openness of software development spurred by Linux or the dismantling of media empires through blogging, the rise of communities has been the driving force in how we work and live today. For open source developers, what has to happen to maintain and grow the communities they've built? 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: Portland 255 Level: Novice
Nat Friedman (Novell, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Today the Linux world is dominated by one-size-fits-all Linux distributions that include thousands of packages and that can be two or three gigabytes fully installed. In this presentation, Nat will introduce the benefits of streamlined, customized, single-purpose software appliances based on Linux -- in the form of virtual machine images, bootable and installable media, or live USB keys. 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.
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