KDE at Paris Solutions Linux 2003

KDE-France held a booth at the Solutions Linux 2003 show in Paris recently. For an account of our activities as well as some pictures, be sure to check out our report. Interesting items include: details of the team, promoting KDE with a remastered version of Knoppix, Richard Stallman's hour-long visit to the booth and test-drive of KDE 3.1, an analysis of our userbase and more.

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by Datschge (not verified)

Very interesting read. We need more people reporting about event related to KDE. =)

by kannister (not verified)

I noticed some guy with a video camera filming
the historic occasion .
That would be interesting to watch.

by gerard (not verified)

We are waiting for it.

Gerard, one of the guys on the pictures, who organized the tea party.

by annma (not verified)

Thanks for that very lively and interesting report. I would have loved to be there. Well done to Gérard for invinting RMS and presenting him the latest KDE brew. The French KDE team did very well to promote KDE to the show. I hope Mandrake will survive, it's so nice to have a French based distro. And again a big "BRAVO" to the French KDE team.


by AC (not verified)

Check out the topless poster in the background:
You're not going to see *that* at the Javits Center.

Also, is the lady on the left hot, or what?
And she porbably speaks a fluent french, grrrr!

by gerard (not verified)


This picture was on traduc.org's booth. It is an organization about translating free software into french.
There was a challenge to find the best franch translation for "root me".
The winner won the picture


by thibs (not verified)

For the record, I won the poster thanks to my translation "Prends les droits !". Unfortunately, this day I had to leave a bit early and I wasn't able to go and check if I had won. I then met the guy from Traduc.org (Cheyenne) 2 days later at Fosdem, we were in the same youth hostel. He told me that the guy who won never came to get his price. I asked about the translation that won, he replied "Prends les droits !". I went : "That's me, just check the name of the guy on the list, that's me !".
He said he will look into it and send me the poster. Great ! Unfortunately, I was told lately that he forgot it at FOSDEM :( Too bad....
That's one more reason to go back to FOSDEM next year ;)


by Roberto Alsina (not verified)

a) That poster is not topless, don't waste my time ;-)
b) Pretty girl, yeah, so you are forgiven for the previous item

by Dr_LHA (not verified)

a) That poster is not topless, don't waste my time ;-)

You're surfing dot.kde.org for porn? That's the funniest thing I've heard in ages :-)

by Roberto Alsina (not verified)

Hey, I surf here for the KDE news, but if by chance some promise of porn comes up, who am I to say no! ;-)

by Don Sanders (not verified)

You're a gem Mr. Alsina, an authentic KDE gem.


by Roberto Alsina (not verified)

Whoa, sarcasm alert?

by Don Sanders (not verified)

No sarcasm.

I'm not sure how much of what you say I agree with, but you make me think, and laugh.

Your kibitzing for KDE over the years has provided me with countless hours of entertainment.

I've also enjoyed reading your forays into other philosphical areas such as questions surrounding the creation of life, and zygotes.

I sincerely thank you.

by Roberto Alsina (not verified)

Oh. (blush)

by zero08 (not verified)

you lol me up, huh..
ciao bella

by Roberto Alsina (not verified)

Dude, I am a man, I have a beard, and I weigh 100K. I don't think anyone has ever called me pretty, much less "bella"! ;-)

by Patrick (not verified)

Or maybe he is looking for a pretty, topless geek girl, humm ! that would be really sexy !

by Roberto Alsina (not verified)

Have one of those. Ok, she is not a geek, but I am not racist. And she is not topless most of the time, either. But she is a girl. I am pretty sure of that ;-)

by fault (not verified)

> You're not going to see *that* at the Javits Center.

However, you will see Las Vegas models, dancers, strippers, and showgirls at Comdex, which is the US's largest trade show by far. :>

by Roberto Alsina (not verified)

Well, it USED to be the largest. Nowadays it is bankrupt, probably not going to be another one, and the last couple were smaller than The Electronic Consumer Expo, or however it´s called.

by Patrick (not verified)

Oui elle est "bonne" :) as you would say in french slang, nice air bag too !