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A Linux User Group in a Pacific Paradise

Sep 06, 2007, 10:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ladislav Bodnar)

"What springs to your mind upon hearing the words 'Tahiti' or 'Fiji'? White sandy beaches? Spectacular sunsets? Blue lagoons with colorful marine life? While natural beauty is indeed one of the most attractive aspects of the South Pacific, you might be surprised to learn that on some of these paradise islands there are active Linux user communities and even officially registered Linux user groups (LUG). New Caledonia, which I had the pleasure to visit last month, is one such place.

"New Caledonia, an archipelago the size of New Jersey, is located about 900 miles east of Australia. There are no undersea communication cables connecting the territory with the outside world; instead, like everywhere in the South Pacific, all Internet and telephone services are provided via a satellite connection..."

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