[kwlug-announce] Meeting Monday: GNOME Shell, Unity, and the Fuuuuuuuture!

Paul Nijjar paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca
Sat Jan 7 19:42:57 EST 2012

Just like every other desktop environment recently, the GNOME desktop
environment has been looking to update its WIMPy interface. GNOME 3
brings with it two prominent options: GNOME-Shell and Unity. Which
interface will be the ultimate victor? 

In the left corner, wearing orange trunks, is the Unity Upholder,
Darcy Casselman. In the right corner, wearing aubergine trunks, is the
GNOME Shell Gorilla, Chris Irwin. In this desktop deathmatch, Darcy
and Chris will battle to the.. wait a minute. They aren't fighting!
They're standing together weaving daisies into each other's hair!
(Where did they find daisies in January?) They aren't going to fight
at all! Instead, they will be demonstrating the strengths of the two
desktops, discuss their goals, and address some common complaints. 
They will start spreading the love at 7pm.

If this sounds too touchy-feely for you, how about using your brains?
This month's FLOSS Fund nominee is MusicBrainz, a project to develop
an encylopedia/database of music information, all released under open
licences. You can use MusicBrainz to tag music or build website that
play with data via web services. If you are so inclined, you can make
a donation at the meeting, or by getting in touch with me. 

The meeting will be held at our usual location

St John's Kitchen
97 Victoria Street North
(Corner of Victoria and Weber Streets)

There is some Hippie Bus parking in the Worth a Second Look parking
lot, and if you are crazy you can park your bike along the side of the
building. Photos and maps of the location are on the website.

- Paul

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