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I took up Bluepoint's Total Linux course last 2002 and time and again, what I've learned are still relevant today. Why? The course was developed with security and performance in mind.

In less than two months, I was able to learn the best practices in setting up Linux as a server: installing Linux at a bare minimum; removing standard and unnecessary programs, files and folders; protecting critical files and folders; compiling server software and the Linux kernel from scratch with optimized settings and necessary features only; installing servers in a jailed environment; designing and implementing a paranoid firewall.

Aside from the hands on lecture, we also had the toughest practical and written exams.

This quality training helped me obtain a score of 100% in my RHCE exam last March 2005. The first person I thanked was of course, my instructor, Engels Antonio of Bluepoint Institute.

- Chivas Sicam
Senior Science Research Specialist
ASTI-DOST
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Software Freedom Day 2008
Saturday, Sep 20, 2008, 11:00 PM


Bluepoint Linux Users Elite (BLUE) in cooperation with the Commission on Information & Communications Technology-National Computer Center (CICT-NCC), Advanced Science & Technology Institute (ASTI), and Bluepoint Foundation celebrated Software Freedom Day with the rest of the world today at the National Computer Center, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.
More than 500 attendees joined Fedora Ambassadors Philippines, LinuxChix Philippines, Slackware Linux Users Group Philippines (SLUGPhils), Philippine Linux Windows Users Group (PH-LWUG), Adaptive Technology for Rehabilitation, Integration & Empowerment of the Visually Impaired (ATRIEV), Philippine Linux Users Group (PLUG), One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Philippines, Novare Technologies, Computerworld Philippines, Sun Microsystems, and Trend Micro in the 8AM to 6PM celebration.

PLENARY SESSION
InvocationFormer Senate President Jovito Salonga
Bluepoint Foundation
Opening RemarksAngelo Timoteo Diaz de Rivera
Director General/Commissioner
NCC/CICT
Software Freedom DayKim Murga
SFD08 Team Leader
BLUE
Free and Open Source SoftwareMagie Antonio
LinuxChix Philippines
KeynoteArthur Tyde
Linux & Open Source Solutions Architect
Oracle Philippines
Open Source for the Visually ImpairedRene Orense
ATRIEV
Open Source: The SM ExperienceBryan Galleta
SM Prime Holdings
IPv6: The Next Generation InternetBani Lara
ASTI
Fedora ProjectEngels Antonio
Fedora Project
TECHNICAL SESSIONSCODEFEST TUNE-UP
Desktop Linux from Scratch
Rage Callao
ASTI
Ryan Baclit
BLUE

Pablo Manalastas
Ateneo de Manila University/PLUG

Orly Andico
Oracle Philippines/PLUG

Carlos Yu
CYWare/PLUG

Engels Antonio
Bluepoint Foundation
J2ME Applications Development on Netbeans
Edward Samson
Novare Technologies
Open Source Network Access Controller
Roy Jieviv Saguran
PH-LWUG
Robotics with Slackware Linux
Michael Balcos
SLUGPhils
EXHIBIT BOOTHS
Philippine Linux Users GroupNational Computer Institute
Philippine Linux Windows Users GroupComputerworld Philippines
Slackware Linux Users Group PhilippinesOne Laptop Per Child Philippines
Fedora ProjectAdvanced Science & Technology Institute
LinuxChix PhilippinesSun Microsystems

Press
Philippines Joins Worldwide Celebration of Software Freedom Day
RP to Take Part in Global Open Source Festivities
Sun Leads Global Mobilization of Communities Around Software Freedom Day 2008
Software Freedom Day Brings NGO, Government, Education, Private Sectors Together

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CodeFest 2008
Software Freedom Day 2007
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