HACKING THE HIGHLANDS

HACKING THE HIGHLANDS

Article from Issue 60/2005
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Killin saw plenty of penguins in August when approximately 80 geeks gathered for this year’s Linux Beer Hike in the Scottish Highlands.

The seventh annual “Linux Bier Wanderung” (also known as “Linux Beer Hike”) [1]) took place from August 6th to 14th in Killin [2], Stirlingshire in Scotland. Around 80 Linux and Free Software enthusiasts, families, and friends from more than a dozen different countries turned up and spent a fantastic week together. Highland Hiking Nestled in the middle of some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland, Killin turned out to be an ideal location for the various hikes and excursions. While some went on hikes to Ben Lawers (one of Scotland’s highest mountains), the Glencoe pass, and the Schiehallion Scramble, rumors say that a group of geeks discovered a monster during a boat trip on nearby Loch Tay.

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