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Debian booth at the Pluto Meeting, Padova, ITALY

Debian GNU/Linux
Debian booth at the Pluto Meeting, Padova, ITALY
September 27, 1999

>> News

On september 24 & 25 the Pluto Meeting 1999 <http://meeting.pluto.linux.it>
has been held in Padova, ITALY. The Meeting was hosted by the University of
Padova (DEI). Debian was present with a booth kindly offered by the Meeting
organization and sponsored by PROSA <http://www.prosa.it> that lent us two
machines: an UltraSPARC and an Alpha (both running Debian.) A third machine
(an i386 laptop) was present, running potato (Debian 2.2), GNOME and apt.
Almost everyone was amazed by the little box automagically upgrading itself
and installing programs at visitors' requests.

PROSA also printed about 100 Debian t-shirts and donated them to
Debian people who sold them all in just one hour. The t-shirts were
designed (using the free logo) and manufactured by MIXAD
<http://www.mixad.it>. MIXAD "donated" its work to debian by charging
PROSA for the cost of the raw materials only.  The revenue (about 750
US$) will be donated to SPI <http://www.spi-inc.org/>.

The Debian booth was a big success, even if the gnome-mahjong duel was won by
the RedHat people. Many thanks to the organization, to PROSA and everybody 
stopped by the booth to talk, hack or ask questions. See you there next year.

>> About Debian

Debian GNU/Linux is a free distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system.
It is maintained and updated through the work of many users who volunteer 
their time and effort.

Linux kernel based operating systems are POSIX based, freely distributable, 
and includes features such as true multitasking, virtual memory, shared 
libraries, demand loading, proper memory management, TCP/IP networking, and 
other features consistent with Unix-type systems.  It is used by individuals 
and organizations worldwide.

>> About Pluto

Pluto, recoursively defined as "Pluto Linux/Lumen Utentibus Terrarum Orbis",
was born in 1992 as the joint effort of some students and teachers of the
Department of Electonics and Computer Science at the University of Padova. 
group has since grown exponentially, expanding to all parts of the country to
become Italy's largest LUG.

>> Contact Information

For further information, please send email to the Debian Italian Press 
<press-it@debian.org> or visit the Debian homepage at 

For more information regarding the Pluto please visit the Pluto web page at
For more information regarding PROSA please visit the PROSA web page at

Federico Di Gregorio                       E-Mail: fog@debian.org
Debian Italian Press Contact          Press:  press-it@debian.org

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