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Linux Presentation Day

have a look at Linux and give it a try

An International Event For Information About Linux

The Linux Presentation Day is an event which started in May 2015 in Germany and has spread across Europe since then; taking place twice per year (2016.1: April, 30th; 2016.2: October, 22nd). LPD events are an opportunity (free of charge) for people who are not familiar with Linux to have a look at it, ask questions and test it.

The LPD aim is to help visitors make a decision whether Linux may be an option for them in the future.

One of the main original goals/intentions of the LPD is that it would become so big that non-IT media regularly mention it.

Upcoming Event: Linux Presentation Day Bristol 2018.2 Saturday 24th November

Windows? Mac? How about Linux?! Linux has many uses, it dominates the mobile market via Android, with most of the Internets servers being run by Linux, Facebook, Google, Twitter, etc. Most super computers, robots, and much more, also run Linux, and it is even in space.

If you drop in to our FREE event in the backroom of the Ye Shakespeare Pub, 78 Victoria Street Bristol BS1 6DR, between 1pm and 6pm on Saturday 24th November 2018, we can show you Linux distributions on laptops such as the popular Ubuntu and Fedora. We will have FREE Official Ubuntu USB Drives at the event for taking home and trying and installing from, plus FREE magazines with a Linux DVD. If we have time we may even be able to help you get set up with Linux on your laptop at the event, but this can be done afterwards if interested. We can also demonstrate mobile phones and tablets that run alternatives to Android and Apple iOS, but also other hardware devices such as the Raspbery Pi and PocketCHIP.

Linux is a reliable, fast and more secure alternative to Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. That would work well on most new and old computers! It makes up a major part of the open source software ecosystem, with other popular players such as the Android open source project, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, Libre Office, VLC, Audacity, and so much more. Even Google Chrome (via its Chromium project), is a part of this network, with Chromebooks being sold with Chrome OS a basic Linux distribution. Chrome OS is different from standard Desktop Linux distributions, but software development work has been done to allow it to not just be able to run Android apps, but also many usual Desktop Linux based programs!

Microsoft also have a open source lab and for example, provide a Linux like terminal environment mostly aimed at software developers and system admins for Windows 10. In fact Microsoft are in more recent years a big contributer to open source software as well! Like many big technology companies Microsoft are also a member of the Linux Foundation! They even have their own Linux based operating system. Apple also use a lot of open source software in Mac OS X and iOS.

So join us and discover the power of Linux and other open source software, you wont regret it! In fact you probably use lots of it already!

Are you an artist, musician, or writer? We will also be presenting Creative Commons; an organisation, infrastructure, and licensing model, which is focussed on the sharing of multimedia and creative works.

Please follow our Facebook http://facebook.com/LPDBristolUK and Twitter http://twitter.com/LPDBristolUK.

Our Linux Presentation Day Bristol 2018.2 flyer/poster.

Locations

2018.2 24th November 2018.1 9th June 2017.1 22nd April 2016.2 22nd October 2016.1 30th April
Bristol Bristol Bristol Blackpool Blackpool
Bristol Hereford

Hosting Organisations

A wide spectrum of organisations can host an LPD event. In Germany the hosting organisations incorporate

An important part of the LPD concept is that very small organisations (even single persons) can try to organise such an event. The LPD community supports them in several ways (e.g. finding helpers and a location).

Contact

If you would like to organise an LPD location then please visit the main European/International website at http://linux-presentation-day.org, and watch this video (from a frontal angle), or this one of the same short Lighning Talk (from a side angle), and contact us:

hauke.laging Or more recently Sebastian from the Bristol and Bath Linux User Group.

You can also watch this video to find out even more about Linux Presentation Day.

Currently the Berlin Linux User Group (Germany) is responsible for the contents of this webpage, or more recently Sebastian from the Bristol and Bath Linux User Group.

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