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Saturday May 19, 2012
Start: May 19 2012 12:00
End: May 19 2012 17:00

The next LUV Beginner's Workshop and Tutorial and the OLPC Corner will be on the *19th of May* at 110 Grey Street, East Melbourne (Unitarian Church Hall)

Scribus - Andrew Pam

Scribus is desktop publishing (DTP) application, based on the Qt toolkit. It is known for its broad set of page layout features, comparable to leading commercial applications.

Scribus is designed for flexible layout and typesetting and the ability to prepare files for professional quality image setting equipment. It can also create animated and interactive PDF presentations and forms.

Tuesday June 05, 2012
Start: Jun 5 2012 19:00
End: Jun 5 2012 21:00

* Avi Miller, Oracle, BTRFS and Other Filesystems
* Lightning Talks

Btrfs ("Butter FS") is a new copy on write filesystem for Linux aimed at implementing advanced features while focusing on fault tolerance, repair and easy administration. Initially developed by Oracle, Btrfs is licensed under the GPL and open for contribution from anyone.

This tutorial will take users through some of the new features of the btrfs file system, including:

Saturday June 16, 2012
Start: Jun 16 2012 12:00
End: Jun 16 2012 17:00

Note change of venue!

In this talk, Daniel will look at options available to Linux users to use Windows applications on Linux. Why would someone want to do that? Mostly because someone else has made the choice for them and they are stuck - (Accountants are common culprits here!).

We'll look at options: virtualisation, Wine and alternative FOSS applications that provide equivalent functionality, things you may want to look for and at the end of the day, why you should really not be doing it at all!

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