Pretty busy this week with the Unix Meeting. Some interesting talks like "Present and Future of GNOME" by Rodrigo Moya and "Present and Future of KDE" by Aaron Seigo discussed the future of the both desktops and the new projects to enhance performance, usability, and eye-candy.
There were some other talks related with Ubuntu or Edubuntu. Both Michael Meeks' presentation about OpenOffice and the Xen presentation by Evaldo were very interesting and technical.
The new GNOME 2.13.3 release sounds very promising, and the new optimizations have greatly increased performance. The pango font rendering is now incredibly fast, and the amount of I/O is less abusive now with some interesting gconf optimizations.
Tomorrow some friends and I are going to the Debconf-es II. If you are there and want to meet, send me an email.