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20 Linux events scheduled in France, March 19-21. 18

Stefane Fermigier writes "Already 20 Linux events (install parties, exhibitions, conferences) have been scheduled all over France for the Fete de l'Internet (march 19 to 21). Check out this partial list. Why limit ourselves to France? The Internet Fiesta opens the opportunity of organising similar events all over the world. "
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20 Linux events scheduled in France, March 19-21.

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  • by gavinhall ( 33 )
    Posted by Le_Jax:

    > Still, if you have cable I hear you can get unlimited local calls by
    > using your cable op as a telco.

    It's a little different.

    1) the routers seens not very well configured :-(
    2) the unlimited word is not really unlimited. In fact we are 125 Mb of upload by month. The download are unlimited. If you want make some games or some video chat you will burn your 125 Mb very quickly.
    3) I can not tell more, I will be connected on Friday afternoon.

    But something sure, the French Phone is very expensive.

    For example, during the day (between 8:00 am and 7:00 pm) one hours cost 16 FRF (about 2.60 USD) and during the night it cost 8 FRF (about 1.30 USD) (calculate whitout any price reduction).
    We can have the "primaliste internet" service which cost 10 FRF/month (about 1.6 USD/month) for having 50% rebate between 10:00 pm to 8:00 am.

    I hope this can explain your situation a little.

    Good day, sun shine....
  • mvh,

    Why are you being so gratuitously rude? Grow up and learn some manners.

    Nick
  • by Frederic54 ( 3788 )
    ça va plutôt être la fête à France Télécom qui va s'en mettre plein les pognes!!! quelle connerie ça de payer les appels locaux... v'nez émigrer au Québec pis hop! internet sur le cable ou ADSL pour 150FF par mois ou par dialup pour 80FF et après vous payez pu un sous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    --
  • by mvh ( 9295 )

    Usually right after I say the word "french", I like to spit.


    --Perhaps, if I am very lucky, the feeble efforts of my lifetime will someday be noticed, and maybe, in some small way, they will be acknowledged as the greatest works of genius ever created by Man.
  • Sure we're culturally xenophobic!!!
    Actually we like to have our own thoughts and not getting fed with poor quality products...
    >:))
    Oh, by the way, just to remind you of a thing:
    You'll never see in France a remake of an american movie...

    Most popular distro in France? RedHat after me...
  • I think every "first world" country suffers from xenophobism. By far, the most xenophobic culture is the American one. Try to convince one american that a good non-US product is better then a crappy US product...

    Bullpuckey. So many americans have the attitude that any product with a japanese brand name is superior to any american product it is not funny. Even when the product is also sold with an american brand, the market favors the japanese branded version of the product. When studies were done by Chrysler on this subject a few years ago, they found that for identical model cars with the nameplates visible, testers overwhelmingly preferred the japanese branded cars. For tests where the nameplates obscured, testers preferred the american branded cars by a small margin.
    These days most japanese branded electronics isn't even made in Japan. It is funny to look on the back of a product with a big japanese brand name and see "Hecho En Mexico".

    Its not just japanese xenophilia which afflicts a lot of americans, the same thing seems to occur with german products like BMW and Mercedes, and products of other northern european countries such as the U.K. and Sweden.

  • Usually right after I say the word "french", I like to spit.

    Being german by descent, I tend to feel the same way... :-)

  • The good news is, since 1945, a few things happened. Ever heard of EEC? Drive to a bookstore and get yourself a history book. Might be useful!

    Eh? WWII was only one incident in centuries of conflict between the germans and french. The EEC doesn't do anything to change people's feelings when it comes to pride in their heritage, etc. Besides that, my relatives left europe in the late 1800's, so that sort of thing kinda got frozen at that point.

  • http://www.fete-internet.asso.fr/prog/prog.asp
    www.fete-internet.asso.fr is running Microsoft-IIS/4.0 on NT4 or Windows 98

    From the "Fiesta" press release:

    DIRECTORATE GENERAL XIII - Telecommunications, Information Market and Exploitation of Research:

    "IS Day Europe 99 is a major awareness campaign aimed at the European public with the objective of having a long term effect on their perception, interest for, and use of information and communication services, technologies, and applications, that are shaping the Information Society."

    That's European for "party hard"
  • We will also celebrate the 'defaite de l'internet' to protest against the french (un-)justice's actions against AlternB [altern.org] and Le Village [le-village.org].
    Take a look at this site [defaite-internet.org] (in french, sorry).

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