Scale 2009

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SCALE 2009 Workspace

Please feel free to post new ideas and suggestions as well as making contributions to existing material.

The following is a list of some of the proposed topics for SCALE 2009. Those in bold are almost written in stone and others will need more work before they make the final cut.

Voice Triggers

DD-WRT & other open router projects

Media server


Network storage

Wifi security


Custom distro

Linux on old hardware

Linux on Apple hardware

Space-saving techniques


Fast booting



FOSS replacements for popular Windoze applications

Common Applications

The following is a list of application descriptions followed by the names of Linux applications that serve to provide that capability. Please feel free to make additions or corrections.

  • Web browsing - Firefox, Konqueror, Sea Monkey
  • Email - Thunderbird, Kontact/Kmail, Evolution
  • File Management - Nautilus, Dolphin, Thunar & many more
  • Office Suite -, KOffice
  • Calendar - Evolution, Kontact, Thunderbird (as extension)
  • Instant Messaging - Pidgin (formerly Gaim) misc. others
  • Personal Finances - GnuCash, KMyMoney, Moneydance (not free)
  • Image Editing - Gimp, Inkscape
  • Video Player - Totem, MPlayer, VLC, Xine
  • Music Player - Amarok, Totem, Xmms
  • CD/DVD Burner - K3b, Brasero
  • Create Web Pages - Quanta, Bluefish, SeaMonkey Composer
  • Desktop Publishing - Scribus
  • Photo Manager - F-Spot, Gwenview

--Miasma 12:51, 21 January 2009 (PST)

SCALE Presentations

Here are some topics I found of interest at the 2009 SCALE. They are skewed towards the beginning track since I'd like to see what other speakers in that track are doing. I don't expect to be able to attend them all but maybe those of us planning to attend can work out a schedule to allow us to cover the booth but still have time to attend the presentations.

Topic: "Now What?" for the Open Source Noob

Topic: Building the best open source media center

Topic: Companies & Communities, partners in open source?

Topic: Getting Started in Open Source: An Overview for Newbies

Topic: FOSS Games - FREE FUN - A quick overview of some great FOSS games!

Topic: Open Source Business for Hackers

Topic: BUG Update: Building open source gadgets with Linux, OSGi, and Web Services

^^^^ schedule conflict vvvv

Topic: Open Source in an Economic Downturn

Topic: "Scripting" with Python: Maintainable, Testable, & Distributable

Topic: Low power Linux

We may also think about having some of us attend a variety of topics rather than all go to the same event. It might also be good to take notes and make presentations (reports) at a SFVLUG meeting based on our experiences at the show to share with those who were not able to attend.

--Miasma 19:08, 23 January 2009 (PST)

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