We need to get our group started again! There is just too much going on there in the World of Linux and not give recognition to the exciting developments such as Swimming with Sharks (SharkLinux), new Security Tools such as Parrot Security that can be ran from USB device, Ubuntu 17.04 was recently released and Fedora 26 is in the wings!
Due to our losing our Meeting location, we will not have our December Meeting on December 20th. We are working on finding a new meeting location but until further notice, no meetings are scheduled.
Wishing you and yours a Very Happy Holiday and the Best in 2017.
Boise Linux User Group
We had a very attended meeting with 17 in attendance. Clint Tinsley started the evening with his "Linux as an Alternative" presentation. What follows is the outline of his slide presentation. Mixed in with the slide presentation was a demo of Linux Mint 18, UbuntuStudio 16.10, and the bootable USB Xtra-PC device which we finished out the evening using. We finished the evening with member John Bowen showing us how he used a single usb cable to both power, share out his interent and manage a RasberryPiZero all from a Mac!
We had are really good meeting with two presentations on the agenda. Attendance was 12, a little light, but a good group. Our first presenter was Adam Featherstone, who is somewhat new to the group, but had came forward with a presentation on Krita 3.0.1. He started with a little about himself:
Fairly new to Linux 15 years of occassional use.
More than 5 years experience with Linux & Gimp
Started with an 8086 in 6th Grade and had worked on Microsoft Xenix (his Dad's computer)
Studied Pascal in Middle School, Unix in College
Draft! Raw notes from meeting!
John Bowen, formerly of the Riverside, Orange County, CA - MacIntosh/RaspberryPi group.
PDF document 16 pages
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.
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.
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.
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?
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).
Tonight's meeting was "open forum" as we had no presentations scheduled. Clint opened the meeting with an update on the new release of Ubuntu 16.04 (April 21st). He has a number of machines where updated automatically from 15.10 to 16.04.
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.