*Fedora 11 Preview Release Party @ Vadodara, India.*
The Fedora 11 Release Party was planned today, 30th May 2009, at BCA
department, Faculty of Science, The M. S. University of Baroda in Vadodara
for student and VGLUG members. Eventually, the Fedora 11 released was
postponed to 2nd June and then 9th June 2009 but we kept the event as it is
and used Fedora 11 Preview release. I did not want to postpone this event as
I was in the city for short time. So this event turned out to be more like
Fedora Install Fest rather than Release Party. :)
We were supposed to start the event at sharp 8 AM as it is summer time and
temperature goes above 40 degree Celsius during the day. I reached the place
at 8 AM and was the first person to reach the venue. Few students came
around 8:15 and we went into the lab to start things up. By 9 AM there were
around 20-25 students of BCA department and VGLUG members. It is exam time
in the department so there were less students attending the event. I started
the presentation of Fedora containing Fedora 11 installation with
introduction to some cool new features of Fedora 11. After my presentation
Mr. Sham Arsiwala of Electromech, Ahmedabad showed some cool 3-D compiz
desktop effects from his Fedora 10 lappy.
I was happy to see that most of the students were using Linux in the college
and were preparing for Linux Practical exam in coming few days time. Few
students were keen to know how they can contribute to Fedora or any other
Open Source project. I showed them
explained how they can
contribute to Fedora. After all this it was time
to do some hands on installation of Fedora 11 Preview. I had already setup
an NFS share for installation and few students tried to installed on their
The students were very much eager to get the Free DVD of Fedora 11 but I was
not able to provide them Fedora 11. We provided Fedora 10 DVDs to them just
now and promised them to provide Fedora 11 after 2 weeks in my next visit to
the city again for some small LUG event. I informed that they can contact
local contacts for getting Fedora 11 anytime they want and also showed them
following links to get Fedora free media.
I was glad to see interest of students and MSU officials for this event. The
department officials want to keep one more event exclusively for students in
month of August regarding participation of students in Open Source Projects.
I am looking forward for having events in future here as I can see many
students are interested in exploring new things.
Check out the photos captured of this event from following link.
Nirmal D Pathak.
I was born free!
No Gates and Windows can restrict my Freedom!!