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Photos: Linux.conf.au 2008

This year's linux.conf.au conference, held at Melbourne University, was an all out Linux free-for-all. Highlights include images of the new XO Linux laptop and an interview with Linus Torvalds.
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Andrew Tridgell speaking to a packed house about Samba.

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Linus Torvalds being interviewed by Builder AU editor Chris Duckett.

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Linus checking out his new "Code No Evil" shirt.

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With the interview all wrapped up, Builder AU editor Chris Duckett is a happy camper.

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The new Builder AU shirt: if you want your very own "Code No Evil" shirt, send an e-mail to Chris Duckett (editorial@builderau.com.au -- please) with a limerick expressing why you deserve one.

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Organisers handed out around 70 of the One Laptop Per Child XO notebooks to linux.conf.au attendees -- here some of the delegates test out the tiny XO's networking capabilities.

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OLPC's XO laptop has a built-in camera that allows users to video conference.

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The XO laptop comes with a sonar application, which uses the computer's built-in microphone and speaker to build a sound-based map of the surrounding area.

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A linux.conf.au delegate getting in touch with this inner child, here pictured with the XO laptop.

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Conference delegates were treated to a giant screen displaying a Windows error, on its side. Pictured here with the "blue screen of death" is CNET Networks Australia's video guru Matt Oxley.

The blue screen displayed the standard message that Windows users know and dread: "A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer."

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