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Considering there is a talk on linux gaming hopefully there will be some people who want help figuring out which games they can play, how, and how to install them. I think I'll come along and help with these issues.
I've got extensive experience with Steam based games, native games (Heroes of Newerth, Spring etc), and general gaming in Wine. If you've got trouble with any of these I'd be happy to help.
A caveat is I've only ever used nvidia graphics cards so issues with intel or ati drivers is not some thing I will be that helpful with. For wine games make sure they work via the wine appdb before attempting to seek help.
For those who are interested Heroes of Newerth is a (closed-source) game currently in beta that will be replacing DotA in the near future as the major game of that genre. It has a native linux client with active development. While it is in beta it is free to play and $30 to pre-order.
@rock, yes, the workshop is free to attend. Technically it's for LUV members, but membership is also free, so it doesn't really matter. Just turn up and join in the fun!
The software discussed really depends on everyone's interests - if you have a particular program you'd like help with, please bring it along (ideally already installed on your laptop) and we'll see what we can do!
Hi, there's no prices mentioned so is this free to attend?
What Linux software will you be using as reference?
Yes, the workshop is free and open to everyone!
Is this Workshop for free for international students ?
I run mythbuntu and home and I'll be there :-)
Any chance that there would be someone there who answer questions about setting up MythBuntu?
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Have you installed UNR yet on your Eeepc? If so, how do you find it?
I have an Asus EEE PC which runs Linux and would love to learn more about it. Your workshop sounds great. I couldn't find anywhere to RSVP. Is it alright to come along. I know it's terribly short notice.
Thanks for again organising some great speakers. I recall meeting Craig a couple of years ago at a Novell forum, it would be great to hear what he has been doing with cloud computing.
Being a biologist who loves Japanese art, I've got to say that this book looks awesome! I wonder how advanced it is; could it be used in class?
Linux users and Linux promotion in the Australian Media (all media)
With great interest I'm reading the happenings about promotion and exhibitions of the Open Source Software on the internet, and in several Linux orientated magazines about the "Oscons",
Whatever the tremendous efforts from all participants here in Australia,and participants outside the Pacific region, what I would like to see happening here is that this Linux Conference in New Zealand, it should reported by the
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and in particular at the program "The 7.30 report".
As long the ABC and other media keep ignoring the Open Source Software existence, and therefore its users, and all the creative groups and individuals who write a tremendous range of a variety of programs worldwide, if it is not being reported in the mainstream media here in Australia you won't get much further, by informing the wider community, outside the local Linux User Groups, and their friends and relatives.
That raises the next question, I have no doubt that Linux Australia www.linux.org.au and other Linux User Groups do a exellent job, however what about lobbying the board of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, asking them for support by reporting AND broadcasting the linux.conf.au 2010
in "The 7.30 report", after all this is an important event for Open Source Software users and programmers worldwide.
Or can't we bother at all?
(No time, to much effort, done that before, etc,etc)
I sent my registration and I got an email to ask me to click on some URL. When I clicked on it, it says that there is an error.
How can I be a member?
I heard about the Chadstone day via your beautiful "postcard" flyer - which I saw for 30 seconds at another house, but forgot to pick up.
I am an open-source user and advocate. Why aren't I down at Chadstone?
I'm not there because it is only now (1:30pm Saturday) that I discover you had an interesting programme of talks.
The postcard has no hint of how much organisation is behind the event, or what audiences you cater to. Unless you tell me otherwise, I presume the minimum. That postcard has to spark the interest of your viewer - sufficient for them to check the details.
Next year, I'd hope your card has (as well as this years excellent graphics and production) a reference to there being a programme of scheduled talks available at the website.
Chadstone is a car ghetto.
Shopping centres may be good for locals, but they are a turn-off to anyone from another part of town.
It's worth mentioning Hughesdale station (may be a 10 min walk, by the map), but a good location is cycle friendly.
I hope today has been as successful and enjoyable as you could have hoped. I hope that next year is even better!
Can you please let us know when the various presentations will be running. I am quite keen to hear the wordpress talk.
Ah yes, the wiki only uses normal username/password combinations; it doesn't do openid.
I'll add you though, thanks for doing a lightning talk! :-)
I don't know how to log into the wiki. I log in here with openid, but my openid password doesn't work on the wiki. I beg your indulgence if you would allow a new member to do a lightening talk this evening on "toonlet: your own XKCD in minutes" if you can fit me in. Strictly for fun. See you this evening.
There is footy on at Etihad stadium today, so it's best to get here early and look for parking in the side streets. The main car parks will fill up quickly.
I want to know about it
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Thanks for the reply, I'll sure come next month's event :)
If you have a specific problem with your machine that you want solved, then yes, bring a machine.
The workshops run until around 4pm, so arriving any time before then is fine.
Hiya, we have no plans to record the workshops as yet - I don't think their format warrants it, to be honest.
That said, if someone with a camera attends and offers to record and publish, I'm sure nobody will object :-)
There will be another workshop next month though, so come to that one instead!