8 Years Fedora/Debian/Ubuntu experience
Work for US Air Force
I have always tried to get people to see the plus of using Linux or OSS to
do a job.
Always willing to help with a project where I can.
Lead Systems Administrator
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I am Kevin Higgins. I grew up in PaloAlto California during the
Silicon Valley growth period. I developeda strong dedication to
computers and computer programming during myyouth. Now I live in
Vancouver, Washington and have been teachingLinux to my daughters and
to individuals who purchase my refurbishedcomputers. I have built my
business, Crossbytes, based on the theorythat everyone should have a
computer and the software available toreach their individual goals. I
have installed Fedora on severalcomputers and have adapted Fedora to
the ASUS EEE laptop computer. My daughter uses the ASUS EEE for all of
her school assignments andnow in her senior year she is planning on
using it in college aswell.My clients range from middle schoolstudents
to senior citizens. Fedora has allowed me to open a wholenew world to
many people. These individuals have not only learned touse Fedora in
their everyday lives they have learned the innerworkings of the system
allowing them to continue growing as computerusers. They enjoy
learning new programs and they rest assured in thesecurity and
stability that Fedora offers them. My goal is to rebuild and
refurbishused computers and put them in the hands of children that
could nototherwise afford them. I am building relationships with
severalschool districts in both Portland and Vancouver to begin a
nominationprocess for deserving students. Each nominated student will
receivea complete computer system from Crossbytes with a custom spin
ofFedora consisting of a Monitor, tower, keyboard, mouse, printer
andset up for internet access. All of the computers and printers
comefrom people within the community who have donated them to
Crossbytes.Everyone who has converted to Linuxfrom other operating
systems are impressed with the security and easeof use. I want to
continue educating individuals about Fedora andpromoting Fedora to
everyone who desires to learn. Not one personhas converted back to an
old operation system. They have referredtheir friends and family to
me for Fedora systems and education. The foundation for the Fedora
surge Ihave envisioned has been laid. As I progress with my goals I
foreseethe surge becoming a wave. Linux touches so many different
agegroups in so many different ways that numerous
educationopportunities arise. I am ready for each new adventure
andopportunity as they become available. User: crossbytesName : Kevin
HigginsFedora Ambassador For Vancouver, WA.,USA
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Honest members of Fedora Project:
Hi,all users and all ambassadors,I have got this idea since I first come to
join Fedora project. However,at that time I was in my university life,do not
have so enough time to do this important thing.
At present,as an ambassador of China,I am so exciting to tell all of you
that there is a community which will try his best to do all support affairs
in China comes out today! This is *China Fedora Community*(
Now,I am so single to do this community.The most important thing for me to
do now is to make a good style of our community and do some plan for our
community development.I send this email to all of you in order to inform all
that there is a community keep to support Fedora all the time.I do really
hope that there will be some friends not only from China but also from all
of the world can give us good advice to help our work for fedora support.I
will warmly welcome all of you.
Best Regards for all of you,
Nathanael Lee from China
This mail is a reminder for today´s meeting for French ambassadors and
_every_ interested people.
2008-08-24 / 18:30 UTC
Ce mail est un rappel pour la réunion des ambassadeurs francophones,
qui aura lieu ce dimanche (24 août.) à 20h30 heure de Paris sur IRC
(freenode) #fedora-meeting .
L'ordre du jour est disponible depuis cette page :
N'hésitez pas à la modifier pour rajouter des sujets qui vous semblent
jsimon and every ambassadors,
Hi! I did not see everybody here so long time since I left for my study in
the university. I am almost the second ambassador,have leaded this Chinese
team in China,maybe you can find my first email sent to this group with
My English name is Nathanel Lee and Chinese name is Haowei Lee.I have been
focusing on linux desribution and fedora since 2005.Now,I work in Chongqing
China as an English interpreter and a very free system engineer. In this
year,I have been awarded by Microsoft for Community Influencer Certificate
for my outstanding technical support of Windows Live.
At present,I do plan for set up one site for Fedora in China.I have searched
in Baidu.com and Google.com.Because I rearly found enough resource and
information for our Chinese people.
I warmly welcome any ambassador who need help when there is something
involve Chinese.You can contact me by this email.Also you can contact me by
popular MSN. My MSN is nathanael(a)msn.cn
Thank you very much! Thank you Fedoraproject!
Best Regards for all of you,
I was reading on the wiki, on FedoraEvents , about some entries
regardin SFD2008 to be celebrated on different places, like Salvador
(Brazil), Tunis (Tunisia), and Quezon City (Phillipines). Fedora-ni is
supporting the celebration of SFD2008 at Managua  (Nicaragua). We
will have a talk on games by Rafael Marquez, one of the Fedora
Ambassadors. We will also have fedora installations and distribution
of fedora installation media. I would like to add this event to the
list, as we are promoting fedora in this event. But as a newbie I am
not sure about what are the rules for approving this entry or how to
be sure it qualifies to be listed. There is no one listed as
responsible for this page. Also, it troubles me that I am not sure if
I have to list Nicaragua as part of South America or North America, as
we are right mid way.
Best regards to all,
Neville A. Cross
Linux User # 473217
TexLive 2008 has a lot of new features including automatic updates.
And now we have some good news for Fedora too.
Date: Aug 2008 16:38:58 +0200
From: Jindrich Novy <jnovy(a)redhat.com>
Subject: [tex-live] tl2rpm: TeX Live 2008 packages to rpm converter
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I'm happy to announce first success to package TeX Live 2008 fully
automatically to RPM. This was possible thanks to the great design
of tlpkg metadata that is very easy parsable. And it is actually a
result of desperate need to package TeX Live in some sensible way in
The RPMs are created by a bash script  that resolves a dependency
tree for given set of schemes/collections/packages and generates
package descriptions, filelists and requirements. Then a final spec is
generated from "_main.spec" template.
The script allows either to have each package separately within one
huge spec file which will result in a possibility to install any
package in TeX Live 2008 separately, but with the cost of very high
number of subpackages (~4000+). Another option is to have only schemes
and collections within spec with an assumption that collections won't
conflict. This reduces number of subpackages to ~400.
The generated specs can be seen here  for TeX Live to be packaged
solely to schemes and collections and here  for one RPM subpackage
for each TeX Live package (+collections and schemes dependent on
Please note that the script is still under development and it doesn't
yet generate %post actions for packages even though the code is mostly
designed but untested (and heavily based on install-tl).
The size-sorted list of RPMs for the collection only install can be
seen in .
There are a few minor issues with tl2rpm, but those should be resolvable.
Member, Cal. Math. Soc