Fw: [UKUUG-Announce] UKUUG - "Linux Desktop talk 26/07/2007"

Subject line is wrong, it is actually taking place this month

Anyone who saw Michael's talks at Guadec will know he can be quite

Perhaps this would be an ideal opportunity to go to the pub afterwards
and celebrate GNOME's 10th birthday? I've put this in my diary and I
know a few other GNOMErs are too.


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Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2007 11:55:19 +0100
From: Jane Morrison <office ukuug org>
To: announce ukuug org
Subject: [UKUUG-Announce] UKUUG -  "Linux Desktop talk 26/07/2007"

Michael Meeks - Distinguished Engineer at Novell
"The Linux Desktop, present and future"
A light-hearted look at the desktop, from past to present, to Novell's
role, and vision. Michael will prod some of the new toys coming into
the desktop, from promising technologies to curvaceous applications,
and meditate on the wonders of our new on-line world. 

Michael will shamelessly plug whatever project is interesting today,
and attempt to wildly extrapolate the near future, for people's
amusement - to rob Gascoigne: "I never predict anything, and I never

Michael is a Christian and enthusiastic believer in Free software. He
very much enjoys working for Novell where as a member of the Desktop
research team  he has worked on desktop infrastructure and
applications, particularly the 
CORBA, Bonobo, Nautilus and accessibility, amongst other interesting

He now works full time leading the OpenOffice.org team. Prior to this
he worked for Quantel gaining expertise in real time AV editing and
playback achieved with high performance focused hardware / software

UKUUG and Gold Sponsor Member Novell invite the Linux and Open Source
community, and other interested parties to an evening talk:

TIME: 6:45pm for a 7:00pm start
DATE: Wednesday 26th  September 2007
VENUE: University College London, Cruciform Building
(Lecture Theatre  2), Gower Street, London, WC1E 6AE. 

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