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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!

Tuesday July 03, 2012
Start: Jul 3 2012 19:00
End: Jul 3 2012 21:00

* Jason White, Writing and Typesetting Documents in Linux, Or: The Tools which I Used to Write my Thesis
* Wen Lin, Advanced Word Processing with LibreOffice

Jason White, Writing and Typesetting Documents in Linux, Or: The Tools which I Used to Write my Thesis

Abstract

Linux has long offered a compelling environment in which to write documents, ranging from the small scale (a CV, for instance), to the large scale (a book or thesis).

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