Sun NUS Open Source Day

Posted on by Ruiwen

Did you catch it on Friday (28 Mar)?

If not, here’s what you missed.

Sun held it’s Open Source Day at COM1 on Friday, as part of the Sun Technology Outreach programme.

On the kind invite of organisers, Wee Yeh and Neng Giin, linuxNUS set up a booth at the event to showcase Fedora 8 (along with Compiz Fusion goodies =). Thanks to Eugene, we also had nice printed Fedora DVDs to hand out to the crowd that dropped by our booth.

Our showcase comprised mainly of Compiz-Fusion demos, productivity suites (Microsoft Office-on-WINE and, and the nifty virtualisation of Nexenta within the recently Sun-acquired Innotek VirtualBox. And indeed, while the audience had their productivity (and compatibility!) doubts resolved, and admired the flexibility of running an OS-within-an-OS, we have to say honestly, that the Compiz-Fusion demos were the star of the show.

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We need to thank the organisers of the Sun NUS Open Source Day for inviting linuxNUS to set up a booth there, for it gave us quite a bit of publicity. And I'm not kidding when I say people have come up to me after watching the demos at the booth saying that they've fallen in love with Linux. Really! It's true!

And if you're one of those who came by our booth to say hi on Friday and pick up a Fedora DVD, here are a few links to get you started (if you haven't found your way around already =)

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