Last Weekend Was the Southern California Linux Convention.

WOW, I learned so much. Were do I begin or where does the learning end. If you have ever been to a software convention before or any kind of convention you know that you will always be blown away by all the new stuff coming out; and don’t forget about the great schwag! But for starters I will just highlight three things that I enjoyed:

IPv6 and you:

By a show of hands in the audience, the latest news at the S.C.A.L.E. conference confirms that, yes, IPv6 is rolling out across the country and it will be slowly released into the Phoenix markets in short time. What does it mean to you and what do you need to do to prepare yourself for it; good question, go to this site and find out;

Ubuntu new and improved:

The latest release of Ubuntu as quoted from,(

Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS
Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS is the latest point release of Ubuntu, released on February 14, 2013. It includes a move to the Qualtal hardware enablement stack as well as a series of bug fixes and security updates, making it our most robust Ubuntu to date.

Hacking is a hot topic:

If you have any interest in Hacking security this is the time to get into the field. At the conference there were talks on how to implement security and what to look for in existing system infrastructures. All the way to group hack-fests that were being encouraged during and after the convention. As we have all heard, information vulnerabilities do exist at all layers of the stack and being able to safeguard those openings is real big business. The new group out at Mesa Community College, Ethical Hackers, is just who you need to talk to to get in on the amazing opportunities. Check them out at:

These are just a few of the great topics at the S.C.A.L.E. convention and so much more; but don’t take my word for it, go to and find out for yourself.
Anthony Rhodes

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