FOSSMeet 2019

FOSSMeet is an annual event at NIT Calicut that brings together the Free and Open Source Community from around the country.

Subin Siby


GNU/Linux Desktop Is Cool ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Submitted Dec 26, 2018

A very beginner friendly introduction to GNU/Linux Desktop. Last year in FOSSMeet, I saw not everyone were using GNU/Linux OS and still sticking to proprietary OS. They just donโ€™t know the awesomness of GNU/Linux.

2019 is the year of the Linux desktop for everyone ! :)

The aim of my talk is to convince people to switch completely to a Linux OS from proprietary OSs.


  • Different Operating Systems & their differences (Point/Regular Release, Rolling Release)
  • Different DEs & suitability to different users
  • Cool & Fun Apps in GNU/Linux which makes life easier
  • KDE Connect
  • Gaming on Linux

Additional : For students who want to start programming (beginners) :

  • Setting up a development environment in Linux

Hereโ€™s the slides (I will update it to add more stuff) :


Curiosity :)

Speaker bio

Iโ€™m a GNU/Linux user since I was 10 years old (2010) i.e 8 years of experience with Linux desktop, programming etc.

Iโ€™m a 2nd year student and the lead of our college FOSS Club, FOSSersVAST :

Iโ€™ve done talks before, last one was at