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Notes from April Meeting

Darrel C.
Singapore, SG
Post #: 14

Here's the notes from April meeting.

Date: Tue, 5 April 05
Time: 1900 - 2100 hrs
Venue: IBM Parkview Square (nice!)
Attendees: 40+

1. Hemant Shah, our host from IBM, touched on IBM linux strategy while our special speaker was held up in meeting. IBM is definitely focussing and contributing heavily to the Linux movement.

2. Next was a round of self-introduction for everyone at the meeting. That was a good icebreaker to get to know each other and exchange contacts later in the evening.

3. Our speaker, Wong Onn Chee from Resolvo then gave an engaging demo of their flagship product, Moveover and convinced the demo is 'cooked from raw and not pre-cooked'. He showed how outlook accounts, folders, cookies, favourites, fonts etc. can be migrated easily from windows machine to a SUSE Linux desktop. He also touched on challenges facing linux application company because of dependencies on packages on different distros.

He also announced that there is now a open-source project for Moveover - OpenMoveOver­

4. The Organizer, Darrel, then updated the group on some activities
a. Adventist Rehab Centre computer lab project -
Darrel and Kai Xiong checked out the PCs. The PCs were in good condition but low on RAM. David Tang from Novell managed to locate some extra RAM (Thanks!!!). Now waiting for the centre to wire up the power outlets before arranging to go down to centre. Darrel will post to members for volunteers when the power outlet is settled.

b. LAN Gaming Party
A member has wrote in to SLMG to help organized LAN Gaming Party for a fund-raising carnival in Aug. Darrel remarked that this could be opportunity to showcase gaming aspect of linux. More details will be gathered and presented at next meeting. Members are encouraged to contribute ideas.

c. Future venue
As the attendees grow, Darrel appealled for ideas on venues. There was suggestion for IDA office, Microsoft's office (? not to be confused with that software) and Oracle.

d. Future topics
Suggestions for topics were i) setting up servers (samba, email servers etc). ii) device drivers - getting them to work on your PC or laptops (eg. 3G/GPRS set up on linux). iii) Linux audio architecture

e. Other ideas
There are suggestions to start a SLMG mailing list and also to start a own website (Anand).

Great meeting - sorry you all had to rub shoulders with each other. Also need to thank David Tang of Novell for the speaker's token of appreciation and the great Black Pepper Chicken Puff.

A former member
Post #: 3
Looks like the MNCs are more aware of Linux, but it seems like there isn't any job opportunities from those that advocate Linux :/
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