Last Saturday saw the first Latin America Free Software Install Fest held simultaneously in 74 cities and 12 countries. KDE was present at the Santiago location for installation assistance and a talk by Maurucio Bahamonde on KDE 3.4. We offered Kubuntu Live CDs to try out the desktop and the team offered help to install.
The event took place in the artistic "El sindicato" Culture Centre, which organiser CDSL had got use of. Visitor numbers were higher than expected.
amaroK and KDevelop were the programs that caused most of the "woo!" sounds, and the whole desktop was very highly rated by the people who tested it on our demo machine.
KDE was represented by KDE Chile members Matias Fernandez (Developer of KoolDock, Author of KGo! and KGoogleApplet), Mauricio Bahamonde (Author of Kopete text to speech plugin), Matias Valdenegro, Duncan Mac-Vicar (Kopete developer and official KDE representative in Chile) and Sebastian Sariego.
Enjoy the pictures of the event:
- Duncan Mac-Vicar and Mauricio Bahamonde
- KDE Chile team showing a KDE 3.4 desktop enabled PC (really it was Duncan's laptop hidden under the desk, a 17" monitor and a usb keyboard/mouse).
- Crowd, install fest and talks in parallel.
- More people.
- Mauricio's talk about KDE 3.4 and the KDE project.
- Matias doing the job of pressing the space key when Mauricio raised his eyebrow to mean 'next slide please'.
- KDE Chile logo. (designed by Sebastian Sariego, printed by Mauricio Bahamonde).
- Logo of organisers Free Software Promotion Centre.
- Mauricio installing Kubuntu for a user.
- kde.cl team: Matias Valdenegro, Mauricio Bahamonde, Duncan Mac-Vicar and Matias Fernandez. Missing: Sebastian Sariego.
- Sharing a beer with gnome.cl people.