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September 29, 2008

Tomorrow I will be giving a talk in Maastricht about Ubuntu

Filed under: english — ubuntudemon @ 11:43 am
I will be giving a talk at the university of Maastricht :

Incognito presents Ubuntu/GNU Linux
When : Tuesday 30-­09-­08 15:30
Where : Bouillonstraat 8-­10 : room 0.015

Everyone who lives in Maastricht is welcome to attend for free. 
Download the flyer

What is Ubuntu ?
  • An operating system
  • GNU/Linux for human beings
  • Humanity towards others
  • Free as in Freedom (Free Software)
  • Free as in no-cost (gratis)
  • Community
  • Every 6 months a new release
Roald Hopman, Ubuntu Member, will give a presentation about Ubuntu
starting at 15:30. Topics will include but will not be limited to :
  • What is Ubuntu ? (introduction to Ubuntu)
  • Advantages, Disadvantages
  • Ease of use
  • Suitability
  • Free Software
  • practical stuff (including tools for students)
  • more advanced topics such as reporting bugs, contributing to Ubuntu,security, protecting your privacy,….
Feel free to bring your laptop. After the talk there will be an install
party where you can get your laptop installed with Ubuntu, can get help,
ask questions or talk to other people who are using Ubuntu.

If you are new to Ubuntu this meeting is suitable for you :
  • You are encouraged to ask everything you want to know related to Ubuntu.
  • You can get help installing Ubuntu (make backups first)
  • You can get help connecting to the wireless network of the university(MAASnet)
If you are an experienced Ubuntu user this meeting is also suitable for
you :
  • You will get to talk to other people who are using Ubuntu
  • You might learn something new (contributing to Ubuntu, reporting bugs,tools you didn’t know about,…..)
  • You can help asking relevant questions during the presentation.
  • You can help new Ubuntu users at the install party.
If you need help connecting to the wireless network of the university of
Maastricht (MAASnet) try to do the following before the meeting :

sudo aptitude install linux-generic wpasupplicant ndisgtk

Relevant information :


  1. Unfortunately I can’t make it at that hour, but you might like to know that across the Maas, the bioinformatics department is running shop with several ubuntu workstations and servers. We’re even doing (small scale) debian packaging.

    Comment by Martijn — September 29, 2008 @ 7:50 pm

  2. Don’t see the need for typing install commands in the terminal. Unless your goal is to scare people away.

    Comment by Vadim P. — September 29, 2008 @ 11:23 pm

  3. To Vadim P. :

    It doesn’t matter because you will need :
    to use the terminal to follow the guide :

    Because networkmanager doesn’t work with this network.

    Comment by ubuntudemon — September 30, 2008 @ 9:00 am

  4. to Martijn :

    Thanks for the information. I’ll mention it in my presentation :).

    Comment by ubuntudemon — September 30, 2008 @ 10:02 am

  5. Good work and good luck!

    Comment by Catharina — September 30, 2008 @ 11:29 am

  6. Maastricht is een geweldige stad man!

    Comment by mssk — September 30, 2008 @ 9:00 pm

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