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.
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
Our January meeting was lightly attended, most likely due to the cold winter weather. We had 12 in Attendance. Steven-Henager College moved us to very nice room on the third floor; Taos provided pizza, cookies and soda for the evening and our thanks go to Taos as our meeting host.
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.
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.
Tonight we were given an excellent well-prepared presentation on rooting an Android phone, given by member Joe Homza. His prepared paper that he used for his presentation follows:
How to Personalize Your Android Phone
How I rooted my phone and flashed a custom rom.
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:
We had an absolutely awesome meeting with a packed conference room at Taos! Our presenter for the evening was Mark J. Crane and would be presenting on FusionPBX, a configuration/adminstration for the Linux based FreePBX scaleable phone system. Mark had a flat tire on the way in the Boise for the meeting and was slightly delayed. During that time, we had some conversations on using rdiff for archiving, robot.txt, using ipcam on Android and dropcam which requires a monthy subuscription.