Mandriva Sponsors 2007 aKademy KDE Conference and Provides Special Edition Mandriva Flash USB Keys to Developers

Mandriva is sponsoring the 2007 aKademy KDE conference, which is taking place in Glasgow from June 30th to July 7th. Mandriva is also providing special edition Mandriva Flash USB keys to developers attending the conference as a token of appreciation for their work. Mandriva's involvement in aKademy will run far beyond sponsorship: as well as hosting a booth, Mandriva staff will be taking advantage of the event to support the Nepomuk social desktop project, a collaboration between researchers, developers and users to bring new and innovative social features to existing desktops, particularly KDE. Helio Chissini de Castro, a leading member of the Mandriva KDE team, will be presenting on the topic of OEM deployment, drawing on his years of experience of large KDE deployments with Conectiva and Mandriva. Mandriva Flash is a complete Mandriva Linux desktop on a bootable USB key that allows users to take their desktop and all their vital documents with them wherever they go. The Mandriva Flash provided to aKademy participants will be a special edition based on Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring and including the very latest version of KDE, 3.5.7, along with some unique special features.