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
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.