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SCALE 10x Kicks Off Today In Los Angeles

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Published on 21 January 2012 09:16 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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The 10th annual Southern California Linux Expo formally begins today in Los Angeles. Here's a preview.

Yesterday was the beginning of some SCALE presentations and the first of the parties while today the popular US open-surce event gets kicked off by Greg DeKoenigsberg (formerly of the Fedora Project) keynoting about cloud computing. For those interested the schedule can be found online. Among the talks I'll be checking out today and potentially writing about or tweeting about include: Qt Project, Chris Mason's Btrfs, Consolidating Linux and Open-Source Projects on ARM, PandaBoard, and FUSE with in-kernel meta-data caching.

It also looks like tonight at 8:00PM I will be talking about open-source graphics drivers. Or rather, hosting an open discussion to see what a new variety of users have to say about open-source graphics drivers for Linux are and what they see as limitations, benefits, etc. The room isn't yet known as this is coming together at the last minute, but check the BoF schedule. I could also say a few more words on the open-source, reverse-engineered Mali GPU driver story that I exclusively delivered at midnight.

Tomorrow will also be a wide variety of talks from how to make your GNOME 3.x Shell desktop look like the classic GNOME2 to selling free software to other happenings.

More information on this weekend open-source / Linux / BSD / Illumos event, visit socallinuxexpo.org. If you're trying to find me at the event, just look for the lederhosen.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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