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.


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

By Datschge at Sun, 2003/02/16 - 6:00am

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

By kannister at Sun, 2003/02/16 - 6:00am

We are waiting for it.

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

By gerard at Tue, 2003/02/18 - 6:00am

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 Anne-Marie Mahfouf at Mon, 2003/02/17 - 6:00am

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 AC at Tue, 2003/02/18 - 6:00am


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 gerard at Tue, 2003/02/18 - 6:00am

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 thibs at Tue, 2003/02/18 - 6:00am

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

By Roberto Alsina at Tue, 2003/02/18 - 6:00am

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 Dr_LHA at Tue, 2003/02/18 - 6:00am

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 Roberto Alsina at Tue, 2003/02/18 - 6:00am

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


By Don Sanders at Wed, 2003/02/19 - 6:00am

Whoa, sarcasm alert?

By Roberto Alsina at Wed, 2003/02/19 - 6:00am

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 Don Sanders at Thu, 2003/02/20 - 6:00am

Oh. (blush)

By Roberto Alsina at Thu, 2003/02/20 - 6:00am

you lol me up, huh..
ciao bella

By zero08 at Wed, 2003/02/19 - 6:00am

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 Roberto Alsina at Wed, 2003/02/19 - 6:00am

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

By Patrick O'Keefe at Tue, 2003/02/18 - 6:00am

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 Roberto Alsina at Wed, 2003/02/19 - 6:00am

> 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 fault at Tue, 2003/02/18 - 6:00am

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 Roberto Alsina at Tue, 2003/02/18 - 6:00am

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

By Patrick O'Keefe at Tue, 2003/02/18 - 6:00am