About the Boise Linux User Group

The Boise Linux User Group was founded by the Idaho PC User Group as a special interest group (SIG) and conducted its first meeting in April of 2003. Based in Boise, Idaho, we are Idaho's oldest Linux User group meeting continuously for 11 years. While the group is primarily focused on Ubuntu Linux users and its derivitives, we also support Fedora, openSUSE, Slackware, and Puppy Linux users. Welcome to our website.

BLUG Thursday May 21st Meeting Report

Meeting went well and was well attended with 12 present, even with a last minute date change.  Clint had ready for show and discussion, the LinuxMint 17.1 Rebecca upgrade and Ubuntu 15.04 in-place upgrade.  He led off with LinuxMint 17.1 which he had running on his laptop, as an in-place upgrade from 17 Qiana.  Clint stressed that LinuxMint had returned to a "long-term-release" where upgrades and maintenance with updates would be supported for a long time to come.  LinuxMint 17.1 is based on Ubuntu 14.04 and as such will be supported with securty updates until 2019.&nbsp

April 21st Meeting Notes

Another great meeting with 16 in attendance.  As promised, Taos provided the grea pizza, soda, and cookies.  Our featured speaker of the evening was unable to make it so the meeting was an open discussion.  We first went around the table where everyone introduced themselves.  Blake Fisher, an account manager at TEKsystems here in Boise instroduced himself and described their business activities which go beyond just recruiting.  He took a number of questions from those present and passed out his business card.

March 19th Meeting Notes

Another great meeting with 13 in attendance.  As promised, Taos provided the grea pizza, soda, and cookies.  Clint led off the evening with Dvdisaster based on a article in Linux Magazine issue 171/2015 "Lifebuoy".

Boise Linux Users Group Meeting Report - December 16

Good Meeting, lots of discussion during Clint's 90 Minute presentation on his "Out of the Box" experience including a live demonstration on the overhead of what he was presenting.  The following is Clint's Outline that he used.  This is a work in process and will be updated as work continues:

CanaKit Raspberry Pi B+ Ultimate Starter Kit
What's in the box (picture)
Kit Includes:
1 x Raspberry Pi Model B+ (B Plus) 512 MB - Made in UK (Sony Factory)
1 x 8 GB Samsung MicroSD Card - Raspberry Pi Recommended MicroSD Card with the new NOOBS

Boise Linux Group November 18th Meeting Notes

Our Meeting was a Pi Fest wtih 13 present including 12 year old with interest in Linux. Mark Y. brought a in 8 Pi's for us to all work with and these were setup with keyboards, mice, and monitors configured in a Ubuntu graphical environment (Rasbian Debian Wheezy) available from www.rasyberrypi.org/downloads.  There is also what is almost a daily blog to see what others are doing at http://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/. Also available on the Pi's was Mindcraft Pi Edition for those with a gaming interest.

Octorber 21st Meeting Notes

Good meeting with 12 in attendance, good pizza, soda, and cookies, thanks given to our host, TAOS of Boise. We started off the evening looking at trying to get LinuxMint 17 Cinnamon to make a network connection in the Microsoft Hyper-V environment.  After spending about 15 minutes in this effort, unsuccessful, we came to conclusion that there is something going on Hyper-V side with it's networking and it is possible that some special guest network client must be installed on LinuxMint as we observed in Windows 10 that was working in the same environment.

September 16th Meeting Notes

Another good meeting.  Clint, started out with short demonstration on Ubuntu 14.04 password recovery and then went through his prepared demonstration on the ins and outs of using VirtualBox starting with installation and configuration tasks.

August 19th Boise Linux Group Meeting Report

Clint started off the meeting with a presentation on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Long Term Support) as announced. The current release version of Ubuntu is 14.04.1 and now supports upgrading existing 12.04 LTS to 14.04. Clint always looks to the .1 release of LTS as an indicator that all the installation bugs and issues with the initial release have been resolved and is now a "stable" release. With LTS, one does not have to be concerned about upgrading for another 5 years if desired, however, a new LTS version is released every two years, allowing for a full upgrade of the LTS desktop or server.

Boise Linux Group Meeting July 15th Report

The July Boise Linux User's Group (BLUG) Meeting was hosted by Taos who also provided pizza, cookies and soft drinks.  Thanks Taos!  Darin got the meeting started by having everyone introduce themselves.  The attendees were: Mike, Devin, Joe, Martin, Darryl, Darin, Brian, Tom, Ryan, Marc, Jeff, Ron, Josh, Rosco Howard (our host at Taos), and Tom.  Thanks to Darryl Kurt for providing the great meeting notes, almost like being there at the meeting.
Rosco Howard introduced himself as the Storage Systems Manager at Taos.

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