Camp KDE: Pardus dudes ™
April 5, 2011
Two years ago, I was pleasantly surprised when two representatives from the Pardus distribution arrived at Camp KDE 2009 in Jamaica. Great guys and here’s how I remember them: One never got his luggage the entire trip and the other jumped off a cliff.
At that time, I declared that I would always refer to them as the Pardus Dudes, proof here. So imagine my surprise when I turned around this morning during a break in the talks and two Pardus Dudes magically just arrived and were sitting behind me. If the Europeans looked tired upon arrival, you can imagine walking off a Turkey->Cali flight and straight into a conference. “Pardus Dude who never got his luggage” was here, but “Pardus Dude that jumped off a cliff” has been replaced by someone who does not yet have a nickname. We’ll call him “Pardus Dude who does not yet have a nickname.” Pardus Paradox?
They have a stack of install discs right now on the table, which is perfect timing for me, as I finally built a home desktop right before leaving for Camp KDE and my plan was literally to put images of openSUSE, PC-BSD and Pardus on it. All three groups are here. Coincidence? Pardus 2011 will definitely be on my machine within the next week.
I continue to have the suspicion that Pardus falls into the category of a project that may not be visible to many, but has a lot of activity, momentum and backing. I will try to get a video interview with both Dudes.