On arrival, we discovered that the overhead projection system had been replaced with a flat screen and the only connection was HDMI, not in and of itself a bad thing with most devices now supporting HDMI, rather than the old VGA connection. The downside was the library didn't have an extension cable for it. Fortunately, Clint's laptop had an HDMI connector, and with a little scrambling, we got connected to the screen, and things looked pretty good at 1368X768, mirroring Clint's laptop display and we actually enlarged the fonts for readability. We had 11 total in attendance.
Another Great Meeting (not Clint's words!)!. We had a full room including three new attendees who work for RedHat (Called Redhatters; Clint is also a Redhatter since he works for Red Hat Global Learning Services.)
We had some pre-meeting conversations and questions that were asked on a couple of topics which were demonstrated and explored.
Clint started off his presentation by talking about the resources available for learning Python. First off, Books!
Meeting opened at 6:30 pm with 8 members present. Things got off to a rough start as it turned out that Clint’s laptop running Ubuntu 17.10 (latest and greatest) would not work with the overhead projector system For more information on the follow-up, check out the previous post on Artful Ardvark (https://boiselug.org/node/291). Clint proceed to use his laptop display to for the presentation which seemed to be acceptable for the most part.
17.10 was officially released on Thursday, October 19th and the servers were apparently under load because it took over two hours to download the 1.3 GB iso.
Another good meeting! We started off with a coversation on using ndis to load windows printer drivers and Wine for the printing software on a 3D printer. Following that, we talked about messaging software, particularly Jabber IM Service and uses the XMPP protocol/network. It features things like "Federation DNS" making peer to peer communicaiton easy. You do need an account on Jabber to use it and it will work with a number of IM clients. (https://www.jabber.org)
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