GNU/Linux Desktop Election 2012

The night after the presidential election, we'll host an election that really counts.  OK, it doesn't officially count, but it will be more fun.  What's your favorite GNU/Linux distribution for the desktop?  Come prepared to present your case, hear which distributions other users are using on their desktops (and why!), and participate in Election 2012.

Everyone is welcome: experienced user or novice, software developer or software user, office worker or educator, artist or doesn't matter. We welcome everyone.

Plus: unlike that other election this November, this election is guaranteed to respect your freedom and even enhance it.


P.S. If you are interested in presenting your favorite distribution to the group, email me and I'll get you on the agenda.

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  • Joel S.

    Excellent meetup, good to learn about a few Linux distros.

    November 15, 2012

    • Will R.

      And please...If you see any issues with my notes, including incorrect or missing attributions, please let me know. I'm happy to make adjustments!

      November 11, 2012

  • Will R.

    In true free software and collaborative spirit, last night's meeting had lots of contributors who came together to make the meeting interactive, informative and fun. THANK YOU!

    November 8, 2012

  • Joseph G.

    Sorry I couldn't make it. =( I'd love to see everyones slides and learn what they are running and why. For me, there is always a joy in trying out new distros. =)

    November 8, 2012

    • Will R.

      Sorry we missed you Joseph! We accept rain checks (and snow checks) so I hope to meet you at our next event.

      November 8, 2012

  • Stan

    Thank you for the informative event. I saw the subject from multiple perspectives given by different presenters, and obtained some useful information. Even though the evening turned out longer than I thought, this was the time well spent. Nice meeting you!

    November 8, 2012

  • Dave H

    Informative and lively discussion! We need to make sure nobody gets opportunity to monopolize; I think there were people who didn't get a chance to present?

    November 8, 2012

  • Nancy13

    If anyone else could also post their slides, I'd love to see them. This meeting wasn't by any chance recorded, was it?


    November 8, 2012

    • Will R.

      Meeting wasn't recorded, but we had a scribe and notes from contributors. I will publish them shortly, and put an update here when I do.

      November 8, 2012

    • Dave H

      We had a note taker, but the meeting was not recorded. Who thinks we should record audio and/or video of meetings? I don't think so, but will not object to anyone recording or transmitting anything I manage to say in meetings.

      November 8, 2012

  • Dave H

    Sorry you didn't make it, Joe; we had a fine turn-out! I'm still in a kind of 'recovery' from a summer of distro-hopping. Now, I think I have returned, at last, to my home, which is Trisquel GNU/Linux. No slides, but I think Andrew has a hand-out/notes he could put in this space? Trisquel is all the good, freedom-loving parts of Ubuntu, without the non-free bits or Unity (the latter is in the repos, but not installed by default).

    November 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good conversations were had, with lots of new faces. I would have appreciated the time being more evenly distributed though. I liked hearing people's different perspectives and values.

    November 7, 2012

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