Boise Linux Group Meeting - March 5th

We had another informative meeting on Thursday, March 5th, 6:30 PM, with 7 in attendance. Clint led off the evening with a few short announcements about the recent release of SystemRescueCD 1.1.6 and Parted Magic 1.7 which can both be used for backing up and rescueing systems now. Ed brought in a ClarkConnect server he was trying to get a SATA drive recognized but it was concluded that sata support was missing in its version of Linux kernel. Mike Brown talked about how to use those logs that get generated as one topic of discussion. This is his handout that was given to those present:

Boise Code Camp & TechFEST '09 - March 28th

Boise Code Camp, now in its fourth year, will be held on March 28th at Boise State University. If you have an interest in things computer programming or technical, you should not miss this. More details can be found on the Boise Code Camp and TechFEST ’09 website at http://www.boisecodecamp.org/. The organizers are also looking for speakers and by visiting the sessions section of the website, you will find a number of topics listed that there has been expressed an interest in or if you have a topic that you would like to present, please go to the submit session.

February 5th Meeting

We had a great meeting with 10 in attendance. All the website links from the meeting are included in this report (read more). The meeting opened with Clint showing the FOG (Free Open Ghost) server solution where he had a FOG server running on a tower, a laptop as the "host" computer, and a router/switch to complete the configuration. First stop was FOG web administration tool accessed from the laptop where he showed the different functions including how to configure and image "host" computers as well as defining images.

December 4th Meeting

Our last meeting was on Thursday, December 4th, 6:30 PM, in the Computer Lab of the Boise Public Library, Capital Blvd, across from Julie Davis Park. At the top of discussion agenda was Fedora 10, which was released on Thanksgiving. You can now run and install Fedora 10 from a single live CD (gnome or KDE 4) as well as easily install it to a USB drive. We spent about 30 mintutes before turning our discussion to loading linux on USB drives. One of the questions that was asked was USB drives work best.

Next Meeting November 6th

Our next meeting is this coming Thursday, November 6th, 6:30 PM, in the Computer Lab of the Boise Public Library, Capital Blvd, across from Julie Davis Park. We have an open agenda this month and a couple of members have stepped forward to with possible discussion items. Lots of things going on the last two weeks including the release of Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid, all topics for discussion. If you have something to share or something you would like help with, feel free to bring your computer and we'll get you connected at the library. Hope to see you there.

October 2nd Meeting

Our next meeting is this coming Thursday, October 2nd, 6:30 PM, in the Computer Lab of the Boise Public Library, Capital Blvd, across from Julie Davis Park. We have an open agenda this month and a couple of members have stepped forward to with possible discussion items. If you have something to share or something you would like help with, feel free to bring your computer and we'll get you connected at the library. See you there.

September 4th Meeting

Our next meeting is this coming Thursday, September 4th, 6:30 PM, in the Computer Lab of the Boise Public Library, Capital Blvd, across from Julie Davis Park. We have an open agenda this month and a couple of members have stepped forward to with possible discussion items. If you have something to share or something you would like help with, feel free to bring your computer and we'll get you connected at the library. I did receive a dozen SuSE 11.0 Live DVDs which are installable from Novell which I will demonstrate and will be giving those out at the meeting.

August 7 Meeting Reminder

Our next meeting is this coming Thursday, August 7th, 6:30 PM, in the Computer Lab of the Boise Public Library, Capital Blvd, across from Julie Davis Park. On the agenda, a request to demonstrate replacing and working with the shadow password file and hacking the file. There will be the usual time for discussion of other topics of interest and planning for our September meeting. Hope to see you there.

Boise LUG July 3rd Meeting

Our meeting was held on Thursday, July 3rd, 6:30 PM, in the Computer Lab of the Boise Public Library, Capital Blvd, across from Julie Davis Park. On the agenda, new virtualization platforms - VirtualBox and Proxmox VE, Ubuntu discussion, SuSE 11.0 release and other points of interest. We had a great meeting as we started off with a presentation on VirtualBox from Sun... Click on read more for the complete report.

Boise LUG June Meeting

Our next meeting is Thursday, June 5th, 6:30 PM, in the Computer Lab of the Boise Public Library, Capital Blvd, across from Julie Davis Park. On the Agenda, we will take a look at TrueCrypt 5.1 for Ubuntu Linux. A few months back, we looked at setting up encrypted volumes and it was pretty complex. TrueCrypt makes it easy. Also, as time permits, we will take a look at some of the presentations made at LinuxFest Northwest. As always, there will be time for networking and a time for discussion of topics of interest. Meeting summary and links in the read more...