Next Meeting Announcement

Our next meeting is Thursday, February 7th, 6:30 PM, in the Computer Lab of the Boise Public Library, Capital Blvd, across from Julie Davis Park. Our main presentation tonight will be on Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (7.10) as I talked about in the previous blog entry. We will look at fresh desktop install, using Automtix2 for installing media support and non-free applications, some issues you may come up against, and tuning the desktop for optimal performance. We will also discuss some issues in upgrading or a clean install.

Info on BLUG

Hi, I'm new here, and I'm not sure if anyone will see this. I haven't been to any BLUG meetings but am wondering if there is a mailing list of some sort? Thanks..

Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Linux Desktop

I loaded Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy) Linux Desktop on a 2 year old laptop last evening and I am simply amazed at times by how far Desktop Linux has come. The installation was easy and clean. After the installation, Ubuntu Linux told me that I needed a 158 updates or fixes since it was released, so I said okay, it download/install all the updates which went flawlessly. Details of what is Ubuntu Desktop Linux can be found at http:/ What really amazes me is that Ubuntu 7.10 Linux is free for the downloading, totally community supported, and just works.

Server Upgrade

Hello everyone, Over the weekend I did a server migration and upgraded the server that hosts this website from Fedora Core 4 to CentOS 5. If you notice anything that seems to not be acting right let me know. It seems that all is going well and hopefully none of you noticed any downtime during the conversion. Just thought I would let you all know on my blog, Brian Aldridge Boise Computer Service, Inc.

Linux Is About to Take Over the Low End of PCs

( I saw this opinion piece & thought it was interesting from the point of view that this is the first piece that actually looks at how linux could supplant the evil empire, read on) By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols December 7, 2007 Dec. 07, 2007 Opinion -- Sometimes, several unrelated changes come to a head at the same time, with a result no one could have predicted. The PC market is at such a tipping point right now and the result will be millions of Linux-powered PCs in users' hands.