Ubucon 2008 - German-area Ubuntu Users Conference 2008

Nearly every week friends of Ubuntu meet at different locations for user meetings in order to share information and to exchange findings and new developments.

Now, from October 17 to October 19, 2008, in addition to all those meetings on a weekly or fortnightly basis, the second Ubuntu User Conference in the German-speaking realm will be held. This year the Ubuntu Users Conference (Ubucon) will happen in Göttingen, in the buildings of the Georg-August-University. Last year around 300 friends of the Ubuntu operating system, and those of the Ubuntu-derives ones, Kubuntu and Edubuntu, meet at conference in Krefeld.

At the weekend after the planned release of the latest version of Ubuntu, namely Version 8.10, to be called "Intrepid Ibex", users and developers of Ubuntu from countries such as Germany, Austria and Switzerland will meet to exchange their experiences and opinions to this popular Linux distribution.

It is probably a given fact that the new release of Ubuntu will be at the center of the Conference. Ubuntu shall henceforth also be usable on smaller monitors, such as for instance those of subnotebooks. Also the power management has been revised and many software actualisations and improvements are also planned for Version 8.10.

The first German language Ubucom was held from October 20 to 21, 2007 at the Hochschule Niederrhein in Krefeld. Upon invitation of the German-speaking Ubuntu-Community (http://ubuntuusers.de/) of the Ubuntu Deutschland e. V. (http://verein.ubuntu-de.org/) more than 300 users and developers of Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Edubuntu from Germany, the Netherlands Switzerland met at the Campus of the Fachhochschule.

Sponsors of the Ubucon 2008 are, amongst others, IBM and SerNet.

The official Ubucon-Homepage 2008 can be found at http://ubucon.de/index.php

Michael Smith (Veshengro)