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15th December 2002, The Queens
Head, St. Austell.|
Let me start by thanking everyone who donated prizes for the raffle.
There were CDs, Polo shirts, various alcoholic things and too much
other stuff to mention (video recorder not included!).
In total, we raised £67 for the LUG, which will go towards
future events and activities. Thanks everyone!
Not only was the
attendance better than I think anyone expected, but the quality of
presentations and talks was also excellent.
There was a presentation by Neil Williams on the various uses of PHP
and XML, which certainly raised the awareness of the two languages and
prompted people to investigate. Further information on PHP and XML can
be found on Neil's website at www.codehelp.co.uk.
There was also a presentation from Adrian Midgley on the fight to get
open source into medicine, with updates from the presentations he has
made at previous meetings.
Bill Wilson (Ylem) gave a very interesting presentation on business
migration to Linux, which led on the Rick's presentation (more on that
in a minute).
Thanks also go to Bill from Ylem,
who kindly provided the projector.
The LUG has been actively involved in the migration of a local
business, SuperTramp, from
Windows over to 99% Linux.
As the migration has now been completed, Rick Timmis gave a
presentation on the migration process along with the all important cash
Hopefully the presentation will be available for download here soon for
those who don't believe that Linux can save businesses money.
Thanks go again to Rick, who also donated a network hub to the LUG for
use at future meetings.
(it seems we caught Rick in a rather unfortunate pose there - sorry!)
As well as the various talks and presentations (I've almost certainly
forgotten some - sorry!) there were also the usual LUG activities such
as GnuPG key signings, CD copying and other random fun.
This was, without doubt, the most successful meeting ever. Not only was
it the best attended, with the most varied and interesting agenda of
talks and presentations, but we also raised £67!
A final thanks go to Richard Brown for organising the venue and also to
The Queens Head in St. Austell for having us! Oh, and the food was
excellent as well!