The Linux Foundation’s second annual fall all-Linux conference, LinuxCon, is set this year for Boston, MA, August 10-12. There are some excellent keynote speakers who have just been announced, and it is ultra cheap – only $300 for three days of rubbing shoulders with Linux luminaries like Ted T’so and Stormy Peters. If you are a student it is only $100, but remember that early bird registration ends tomorrow (Friday May 6) so go do it!

I will also be speaking at LinuxCon this year on two subjects: Embedded Linux (of course) in the form of an Embedded Linux BoF, and Desktop Linux in the form of a usability showdown among the top desktop distros, including Ubuntu, Fedora, and OpenSuSE (hi Zonker!). I’ll post a link here as soon as the official schedule is announced, and I hope to see you there.