| August 19, 2010 11:14 pm

Yesterday evening, I gave a presentation to the local Linux User’s Group about how to do research, write, and publish stuff using Linux.  In particular, I tried to provide a detailed summary (oxymoron?) about how many (excellent) open source tools can work together.

I think it went acceptably well.  Which mostly means that there were no death threats and few angry complaints.

Actually, that’s not really true.  Everyone was uniformly wonderful, understanding, helpful and gracious.  People asked great questions and made insightful comments.  It was wonderful a way to spend the evening.

As part of the meeting, I promised that I would share my slides and (rudimentary) speaking notes.  Thus,  as promised, you will find both in the image gallery below.  The speaking notes have been incorporated into the slideshow and can be accessed by clicking on the slide that interests you.

(If you would a PDF version of the slides, you can download those here, sans speaking notes.)


In addition to the slides, I also promised to provide a few links:

If you have any questions (or if I’ve missed anything), please let me know in the comments.




3 Responses to “The Linux Typography Big Picture”

mike wrote a comment on August 20, 2010

Too bad I missed it! Hopefully there will be a “next time.”

Artimess wrote a comment on August 21, 2010

Very elegant and nicely done presentation. I wonder what package you used to do your slides.

Keep on your good work.


Curtis Veit wrote a comment on August 23, 2010

It was a great presentation. I have a number of home and work related projects that I have wanted to use LyX and LaTeX for but have been dreading the learning curve. Your presentation was very timely for me! In particular it was a very good thing to see the group of tools that can be used together to aid the research to writing to print process. For those of you that missed out on this presentation, the slides will actually give you a pretty good idea of what is available, where it fits in the big picture, and provide enough clues to get started.

Rob, you mentioned a development version of LyX that includes some neat new features. Could you drop an appropriate branch identifier for that version here for those of us who are not grown up enough to be patient while waiting for a release version with those features?


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