Ralf Nolden, our friend and colleague, brought us the news late last week that two major products of the KDE project won Linux New Media awards at the "Systeme" fair in München. Konqueror, the versatile KDE web browser, file manager and document viewer, won the award for "Best client-side Open Source Software".
Community and Events
Rob Kaper and myself have collaborated on a summary of the happenings at last week's LinuxWorld Expo. We tell you what really took place at the most fabulous booth at the show <grin>. And don't forget to check out Rob's extended and hilarious picture gallery of the event!
KDE Report: LinuxWorld Conference and Expo 2001
While most headed off to the LinuxTag event, a handful of brave KDE people decided to tackle the London Linux Expo. Read Anne-Marie's entertaining account for some of the great stuff that went on there -- including photos of the bar encounter with a friendly gnome. Also check out Lee's site for more photos.
For those amongst you who gr0k spanish, KDE hacker Antonio Larrosa Jiménez will be presenting a KDE development talk on IRC this Saturday. The talk will mostly cover material from Antonio's well-known tutorial (browse online). If interested, be sure to drop by server irc.irc-hispano.org on channel #linux-prog, Saturday 7th at 20:00 (spanish time).
LinuxTag 2001 is the largest Linux and Open Source exhibition in Europe. Last year over 17,000 visitors and 100 exhibitors attended the event. This year's event will be hosted in Stuttgart, Germany from July 5 through July 8. The KDE Team will have a large presence there, including several presentations and workshops, a large number of KDE developers, and of course the KDE mascot Konqi. Read the press release below.
Just over two years ago (end of April 1999), Konqi the dragon decided to join the brave crew of the KDE ship in an endeavor to conquer your desktop. His help in promotional activities (as well as his intimidating flaming breath) has been invaluable to KDE's success.