I’m looking forward to next Tuesday nights meeting of the Oregon Computer Consultants Association. The subject is going to be using open source software on your desktop as a replacement for Windows, whether personal use, business use or both.
I’m so fed up with computer problems that I’ve actually considered buying a Mac, but I have a hard time believing that it would help me in the long run, and it certainly wouldn’t be economical.
I want to move to an open source environment where every problem has a solution – but just may not have been invented yet. There already seem to be open source applications out there that do everything I could possibly want, and I’m hoping that this presentation will give me an up-to-date overview for 2008.
and here are the full details of the meeting:
August 26, 2008
6:00 – 7:00 Dinner/Networking
7:00 – 9:00 Meeting/Presentation
Rheinlander German Restaurant
5035 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland OR 97213
Open Source Software On The Desktop
You’ve heard and read the Linux hype, you may even be running Firefox, but what’s the 4-1-1 on Linux and Open Source Software? Is it ready for the desktop? or the laptop? for Business? for Grandma?
This presentation will address those questions and more:
- What is Open Source Software? What is Linux? and why should I care?
- Are there any ready-to-use open source applications?
- How can I make money if the software is free?
- and more!
This presentation will be “only mildly technical” and audience questions and answers are welcome. Linux and open source applications will be demonstrated live.
Jesse Black, Yellow Crayon Computer Services Jesse Black is Chief Technologist at Yellow Crayon LLC, a Portland-area computer services firm serving individuals and small businesses. He is also co-host of TVLinux, the long-running community television series which promotes Linux and other open source applications. Jesse has used both Linux and Microsoft Windows on a daily basis for several years.