"To kick the year off with a bang, the first Linux conference of
the year is due to be held from January 17-20, at the University of
NSW, Sydney Australia. Featuring long toothed kernel gurus such as
Alan Cox and Dave Miller - fresh from hacking out a brand spanking
new version of the kernel - Linux.conf.au has been called the
conference featuring the "Who's who of Linux"."
"The conference organisers have been frantically getting things
up to scratch for the last few months, arranging spots for
conference-goers to sleep - "Have a kernel hacker sleep on your
floor" was the line for that one, and also buying all of the
alcohol for the after parties."
"For 4 days of mayhem, sleep deprivation, motivating speakers
and elevating workshops, you can still register online at, of
"Great start, but what else does this year hold in store? Here's
some predictions which may or not come true, but which will
hopefully give Linux enthusiasts something to think about."
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