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Monday, September 16 • 10:35am - 11:25am
The State of Desktop Linux: Interviews with Different Users About Their Linux Setups - Steven Ovadia, LaGuardia Community College

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In May 2011, Steven started emailing various desktop Linux users, asking them to share their Linux setups. Over 60 interviews later, he's interviewed all kinds of users, from students to academics, to musicians to journalists, plus lots of other job title in between. This talk will review those interviews, identifying highlights and trends in desktop Linux use, discussing not just popular distributions, but also common software and workflows, with an emphasis on how desktop Linux is being used by people who are not necessarily systems administrators. The talk will also identify areas where desktop Linux might be improved.

This talk will be broad, discussing desktop Linux from a conceptual level, but not a highly technical one. The audience will be people interested in the current state of desktop Linux from a user perspective.

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Steven Ovadia

My Linux Rig
Steven Ovadia is Associate Professor/Web Services Librarian at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY. He also curates The Linux Setup (http://www.mylinuxrig.com/setup), a collection of interviews with desktop Linux users. He frequently writes about how users interact with information... Read More →

Monday September 16, 2013 10:35am - 11:25am
Strand 12B

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