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Re: [Publicity] FOSDEM booth demo: QubesOS

on the licensing issue, Microsoft typically gives you a month free license (as 
far as I recall)

-----Original Message-----
From: Dario Faggioli [mailto:dario.faggioli@xxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: 20 December 2013 14:24
To: Joanna Rutkowska
Cc: publicity@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; Lars Kurth
Subject: Re: FOSDEM booth demo: QubesOS

On ven, 2013-12-20 at 12:04 +0100, Joanna Rutkowska wrote:
> Hi Dario, Lars,
Hi again,

> Thanks for reaching out! Unfortunately none of us plan to attend FOSDEM.
Too bad. Next time. :-)

> Of course, you can run a Qubes demo at the booth :) I would only 
> suggest that you:
> 1) Use the latest version available -- currently this is Qubes R2 Beta 
> 3 released just last week -- with all the latest updates installed,
Ok, that shouldn't be a problem. I'll update the QubesOS version running on my 
laptop early in new year to th version you're suggesting (or to whatever will 
be the latest available at that time).

> 2) Make sure you use a compatible hardware, specifically one that 
> correctly supports the GPU and power management in Dom0. You might 
> want to consult our HCL (http://wiki.qubes-os.org/trac/wiki/HCL),
Yes, that was an issue at the time. Basically, I have an laptop with NVIDIA 
Optimus, and making that damn thing not to burn out after a few minutes (i.e., 
enabling the capability of turning off the NVIDIA card) did require some black 
magic, but I finally managed.

I'll try again and let you know if I have issues.

> 3) Would be nice if you could also show a Windows 7-based AppVM 
> running in seamless mode :)
Indeed... The only possible issue I see with this is licensing stuff. Do you 
know if I can use the OEM license key that came with the laptop (as usual! :-/) 
for this without any (legal, of course, not technical) issues?

> And, in case any of you were planning to visit Warsaw, I would be 
> happy to meet with you and demo and discuss some cool things that 
> could be demoed on Qubes :)
Wow... Warsaw. Never been there (never been in Poland, actually) and would love 
to... let's see. Perhaps we should organize some events there! :-)

> And, in case of problems with Qubes, I suggest writing to our 
> qubes-users mailing list, where help is usually very quickly provided:
> http://wiki.qubes-os.org/trac/wiki/QubesLists
I will, thanks.

Expect some news from me on these in January (will be back from vacation on the 

Thanks and Regards,

<<This happens because I choose it to happen!>> (Raistlin Majere)
Dario Faggioli, Ph.D, http://about.me/dario.faggioli Senior Software Engineer, 
Citrix Systems R&D Ltd., Cambridge (UK)

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