[kwlug-disc] topic request

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Mon May 3 16:41:10 EDT 2010



Andrew Cant wrote, On 05/03/2010 3:51 PM:
>> Break it out like LAMP / Apache tuning / MySQL has been?
> 
> I like that idea, and I would be willing to present one or more topics
> in that context. It will force me to actually go an learn some of the
> details of the Debian system.
> 
> Topics that I can think off/summarize on the "Debian Way":
> - Debian installation configuration (already covered by Eric as apart
> of his awesome automatic installation presentation)
> - creating Debian packages
> - using Debian packages high-level (aptitude, synaptic, Ubuntu
> Software Installer)
> - using Debian packages low-level (apt, dpkg, dpkg-reconfigure,...)
> - general how Debian works overview (philosophy + history + guidelines
> + outline of the system)
> - how to configure the "Debian Way" (network, kernel compilation, how
> things fit in with the LSB?)
> 
> 
> To my thinking that could be 3-5 potential presentations?
> 
> Would a how Debian and Ubuntu are related make an interesting
> presentation? Or more generally it could be about how Debian
> derivatives work, and Ubuntu is just one of the examples.

 From the original post, it would be more interesting to compare 
CentOS vs. Kubuntu (Debian), 1/2 night each, in each of these areas.

To put it poorly, in essence, popular desktop maintenance vs. popular 
server maintenance.



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