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jeremy 06-26-2013 10:53 AM

Win a Gratis Pass to OSCON 2013 Courtesy of LQ
 
We're happy to announce that as part of the LQ Birthday Celebration, we've teamed up with O'Reilly to be able to offer a completely gratis pass to OSCON 2013 in Portland, OR (a $1,395 value). Please keep in mind that travel and hotel are not included. As I've mentioned previously, feedback has been absolutely critical to the success of LQ. The linked LQ Birthday Celebration is also a call for feedback. To be eligible for this contest, simply post any feedback you have in the linked thread and include #LQOSCON in your response. For additional chances to win, give any feedback you may have on AQ (http://www.androidquestions.org/foru...s-amp-Feedback) and CQ (http://www.chromeosquestions.org/for...s-amp-Feedback). Note that you are limited to three total entries. All entries must contain #LQOSCON (so that we don't select someone who isn't able to attend) and must contain actual feedback.

We'll randomly pick a response on July 4th and that member will be able to attend OSCON 2013 on us. Please only respond if you are willing and able to attend the conference, which is July 22-26. Thanks and good luck.

--jeremy

mdooligan 07-01-2013 04:55 PM

$13.95 to get in? Where and when?

kellert 07-01-2013 06:45 PM

Linux recommendation for Mac users
 
what Linux flavor do you recommend for OS X aficionados?
#LQOSCON

Sensei Mitch 07-01-2013 08:12 PM

Count me in!
 
#LQOSCON consuming a steady diet of Debian/Ubuntu/Rhel

rainrunner87 07-01-2013 09:21 PM

Definitely want to go to #LQOSCON. LQ is a great place for advice on all sorts of Linux and open source related questions, and thanks in part to y'all, I've graduated from first Ubuntu to Debian, and eventually Arch, as my skills have grown. Happy Birthday, LQ!

elcaset 07-04-2013 07:03 PM

I'd like to see more focus on hardware issues like UEFI, & lists of hardware that's particularly difficult to run on GNU/Linux, as well as hardware that's more libre software friendly. #LQOSCON

mdooligan 07-05-2013 06:33 PM

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Originally Posted by elcaset (Post 4984398)
I'd like to see more focus on hardware issues like UEFI, & lists of hardware that's particularly difficult to run on GNU/Linux, as well as hardware that's more libre software friendly. #LQOSCON

First of all, flac is the best. Too bad mp3 in got ahead of it.

Second, UEFI sounds great, but, have you checked out the 2200 page spec of pure blather that pretends to describe it? There is no spec. It's a vague notion that amounts to hijacking the BIOS and forcing people to use proprietary crap. It's pure anti-linux at this point. I could see it working the way it should, and the way I would like it to, but not when money is involved. And that basically means never.

mike_rhce 07-06-2013 09:10 PM

Actually, the Linux Foundation has done quite a bit of work to make UEFI more open, based in part on the TrustedGRUB project.

Last I checked, the European Union was also in the forefront of the efforts to keep UEFI (relatively) open.

elcaset 07-17-2013 05:40 PM

Jeremy,

Thanks very much for the pass to OSCON. I'm really looking forward to it. :)>

Cheers,

Elcaset

elcaset 07-17-2013 05:52 PM

I have a friend who is writing a book on UEFI. It's a horribly complicated mess. It's a whole operating system itself. Secure Boot isn't even designed to allow for multiple operating systems.

Not good for installing your own OS. It makes it more complicated for the average user, thus discouraging Libre OS adoption.

Richard1224 10-08-2013 04:16 AM

Congratulations!
 
Even as a newbie to this group I find it useful and the members congenial.
Congratulations on this milestone. (Two of the questions are mine!)


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