On Saturday, I was on the come2linux event in Essen, organized by the local linux user group.
Slides from my talk (3D-Desktop with Linux) can be downloaded as ODP and as PDF. It's a bit longer than my previous slides to that topic, because it was a »real« talk, not just a lightning one.
I had the strong impression that things are moving forward with linux on the desktop. One impression I had on my trip when I went into the magazine store in Düsseldorf mainstation, where the first thing I saw was a bunch of linux magazines. The GameStar (quite popular german computer game magazine) has a topic »Linux für Spieler« (which means Linux for Gamers).
The gaming-issue could be interesting, on the come2linux there was a quite big booth about linux gaming. Wine (the free/original one) is improving much in this area (although most people still refer to cedega when talking about games on linux).
Another thing I often notice is a growing interest in CAcert. The guys at the CAcert-booth were quite happy that I stayed there a while as I am able to give out 35 points (just like Pylon on Sunday). I had a CAcert sign and some cravat guys asked me to assure them when I walked around.