October 18th Meeting Announcement

Our next meeting is this Tuesday night, October 18th, and we have two presentations on the agenda for the evening's meeting and both given by members of our group.  The first will be on Krita 3.0 which was released earlier this year and has enjoyed some good press in the magazines.  This is the description offered by Krita "Krita is a FREE and open source painting tool designed for concept artists, illustrators, matte and texture artists, and the VFX industry.

September 20th Meeting Notes

Draft!  Raw notes from meeting!

John Bowen, formerly of the Riverside, Orange County, CA - MacIntosh/RaspberryPi  group.

PDF document 16 pages
mathmatical notation
For fun, developing a mini-class in Vector Math
Teaching Math at Harvard - Iverson refined notation for serveal years
Only then, did a group implement it as a computer language.
One Huge plus is intermedicate exectuton at the command line.

August 16 2016 Meeting Report

Clint started out the meeting with the "Questions" session.  There was a question from member Mike on the Raspberry Pi magazines.  Clint showed the MagPi web site and how to download past copies of the magazine.

BLUG July 19 Meeting Report

Another good meeting with 14 present. As planned, Founder Clint Tinsley, presented on SELinux. Delivering from prepared slides and demo scripts, Clint spent 90 minutes "demystifying SELinux" in the words of one of those present.  What follows here is the outline from his slides and includes the demonstration scripts.

SELinux Usage
Major Distributions support it!
In kernel since 2002
Fedora since Core 2 (2004)
RHEL since version 4 (2005)
Debian since Etch (2007)
Ubuntu since Hardy Heron 8.04 (2008)

What is SELinux?

Boise Linux Users Group June 21 Meeting Report

Tonight's meeting focused on the current status of Plasma 5 as presented by member Darin S.  Darin had installed the Neon Developer Edition from neon.kde.org which represents the latest and greatest in Plasma 5.  Neon is built on the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS foundation.

It was a very interesting presentation as Darin navigated about Plasma and Plasma Wayland.  Wayland is a replacement for the underlying Xwindows server which provides support for high DPI monitors, such as teh ones being found on new laptops (greater than 1920).

Boise Linux Users Group April 19 Meeting Summary

Another good meeting with 13 in attendance but we need to work on that, getting more out to the meeting that would be in all fairness to those who take the time to put together their presentations in preparation for the meeting.  Tonight, we meet in a new location and that may have had an impact on attendance.  We are now meeting at CWI, across the street from TAOS.  Again a heartfelt thanks to our friends at TAOS that host our meetings and makes sure nobody goes home with an ample supply of pizza, cookies, and soda.

March 15th Meeting Report

At tonight's meeting, we continued to focus on Penetration testing.  Clint had prepared an extensive Impress slide presentation on installing and building media based on Kali Linux as well as the tools followed by outlining the penetration testing process of gathering information, vulnerably scanning, and finally testing actual vulnerability using various tools on Kali Linux including nmap, openVAS, Armitage and metaspoit.  Clint demonstrated all this using two laptops, VirtualBox, and a private network consisting of router and an internet connection for displaying websites.

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.

Boise Linux Group February 16th 2016 Meeting Report

We had a phenomenal turnout at our meeting on February with 20 in attendance with several new attendees and we filled the room at Steven-Henager College.  Our topic for tonight was Penetration Testing using OpenVAS, the Open Vulnerability Assessment System, which is a framework of several services and tools offering a comprehensive and powerful vulnerability scanning and vulnerability management solution.  Mic of Taos was our presenter.  Before I start with the actual meeting report, a great thank you to Steven-Henager College for providing our meeting space and Taos of Boise for providing