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LinuxWorld San Francisco 2006 epilogue

Finally the LinuxWorld in San Francisco is over. Pratically, all of Fedora Core 5 DVD were gone. As for Fedora among people in the show, Kasten summarized it. I also got the opportunity to try Test 2 of Fedora Core 6. Eclipse crashed during the boot up due to java error.

Compared to last year, this exposition was not as exciting. However, it was nice to meet other Fedora contributor like Toshio. Now back to working on project for Fedora Core 6.

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Anonymous said…
Eclipse probably crashed because of either the selinux issue we had a few weeks ago -- now fixed -- or the firefox issue that is still present (missing symbols).
Thank you for the update. I will try out soon.

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