March 11, 2023 | Karlsruhe, Gläserne Softwarefabrik > synyx GmbH & Co. KG

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    Why an explorer day?

    We were frequently asked about Linux at the IT Café. Can you show that? What can it do? … This curiosity, which many people have, we want to pursue bundled at the Linux Discoverer Day.

    Why Linux?

    Linux is

    • free and open source,
    • ready for daily work, thanks to free alternative software for e-mail, office, browser, PDF editing, etc.,
    • compatible with common hardware (printers, scanners, card readers, etc.),
    • safe, thanks to hundreds of developers of open source software.
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    Inform. Try it out. Install.

    Expert*innen island with installation places

    Talk to our experts who have been using Linux for several years and find out if your needs are met by Linux and the software running on it. Install Linux directly on site with support.

    Hands-On Island

    Try Linux on computers pre-installed by us. Create documents with Libre Office, surf the net with Firefox or Chromium, read mails with Thunderbird etc.

    “I’m really not out to destroy Microsoft. That will just be a completely unintended side effect.” Linus Torvalds, Linux inventor

    Linux Discovery Day

    March 11, 2023

    Event start

    Come by and dive into the world of Linux and Open Source. Get in touch with our experts and test Linux. We also offer various employment opportunities for the younger visitors, from painting to scratch programming.

    Lecture: Linux private and business

    Heinz Steinegger presents his way of switching from Windows to Linux in the private and business environment.

    Lecture: Overview Linux and Open Source Software

    Peter Bolch guides through Ubuntu Linux. Which applications solve which problem. Thunderbird, Firefox, Gimp etc.


    Farewell and completion of the last installations.


    Glass Software Factory, synyx GmbH & Co. KG
    Brewer Street 12
    76135 Karlsruhe

    Visit by bike / on foot

    The route is signposted in the vicinity of the event.

    On site there is enough space to park scooters / bikes etc.

    Visit by public transport

    Arrival with streetcar 2 (not S2) at stop
    Karlsruhe employment agency
    . Walk 100 m past the traffic light, turn right at the employment agency and follow the signs.

    Arrival with streetcar 5 (not S5) at stop


    . Walk 100 m across small park with seating along Synus building; turn left and follow signs.

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    Linux Discover Day is free, but there are a limited number of consulting appointments available

    Our experts will help you decide on your operating system and install Linux on your computer together with you.

    Family friendly!

    Children’s play corner, painting area and programming (learning) with Scratch. The little ones will also be catered for on Linux Discoverer Day. It is important to us that you can learn about Linux; even if you are bringing children to the event.

    Get in touch

    Do you have ideas for Linux discovery day? Need more information?
    We are happy about every contact and interested persons. Write to us!

    Are you a Linux expert?

    We are looking for you! Contact us and assist with the event.

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