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

BLUG December 15th Meeting Report

At our meeting of December 15th, we were joined by an IT class at Steven Henager, all the seats in the room were filled!  And we had plenty of Pizza to go around, with thanks to our host Taos.  Clint Tinsley was to start off the meeting with some very basic command line techniques including command line navigation and keyboard shortcuts but the addition of students from Steven Henager, he started off with a tour of the basic desktop based on Mate, a classic desktop based on Gnome2.

BLUG November 20th Meeting Report

This was our first meeting at our new location at Steven’s Henager College, corner Overland and Cole in Boise. (1444 S Entertainment Ave Boise, ID 83709) All went well, subject to a couple glitches in the move.  We were given a small conference room initially but their staff quickly moved us to a classroom which we did fill pretty well.  The Pizza was excellent.

BLUG October 20th Meeting Notes

Tonight, we had two presentations on the agenda.  First off, Ken Cenell, who makes the Monster Piano, will spent the better part of hour describing the architecture of the Monster Piano which runs on Ubuntu 10.04 and he looking to upgrade to 14.04 and answering questions about his creation.
Following his presentation and discussion, Darin Miller showed us the latest in Kubuntu 15.10 and Plasma 5 as the default desktop, which will be officially released on Thursday, October 22nd. He will be providing us some thoughts on configuring the Plasma 5 desktop.

BLUG August 18 Meeting Report

We had another great meeting, with full room, and great pizza, cookies and soda provided by Taos.  As announced, after the opening time for announcements and other discussion, Clint spent the next 90 minutes going through his installation of Ubuntu 15.04 step and systemd usage as detailed in his outline for the evening:

Boise Linux Group July 21 Meeting Notes

We had an another great meeting with a packed conference room at Taos!  Long time member Jim Millard was our featured presenter and took us on a tour of Ansible, a IT management tool which can be used in a number of ways including configurations and applications.
Before we got started, Bryce Meyet of Taos, announced that they are looking for a Linux Engineer with AWS experience, a very high paying position to the right candidate.