Another good meeting! With 9 present, Martin Torres led off with about a 2 hour presentation on openSUSE 12.1 and KDE. Martin has a 6 year old laptop and was having difficulty finding a current version of Linux that supported his VIA video chipset (older versions worked fine). openSUSE not handled his video fine including some effects, but in the out of the box install from DVD, it also supported his new "micro" USB D-Link Wireless adapter which allowed installing from wireless. Called micro because they look a tiny bluetooth USB adapter.
It was another great meeting with 11 present including 2 new attendees. Darin Miller started of the meeting and spent the first 90 minutes giving us a demo on 3 desktops available on the GNome 3.0 kernel version Ubuntu 11.10, Oneiric Ocelot. He started off with the Unity which has been updated in this version of Ubuntu. Darin is unhappy with Unity as many users have been since the initial release in the previous version of Ubuntu (11.04).
It 'twas a dark and rainy night... Hopefully that accounts for a very low turnout (6 were present) for what was excellent presentation by Darin S. Miller on using GPS Essentials on an Android Phone and then display those results using Google Earth running on Linux. Darin had prepared a very excellent LibreOffice Impress slide presentation with animations that equals or even rivals any PowerPoint presentation that I have ever seen.
The UbuntuIdaho LoCo team held a meeting on September 13 at the University of Phoenix in Meridian with 12 in attendance. Click on Read more for the details...
The September 1st meeting was our first meeting in the new Gates Meeting room at the Boise Public Library! Accommodations are very nice as we now have a meeting table to sit at along with a new overhead projector; only downside is that there are no wired connections in the room but the Library does have a open wireless system. We had 9 in attendance this night. Clint spent the first 45 minutes demonstrating a new distro, Dream Studio, based on Ubuntu 11.04 Natty with the Unity desktop.
We had another good meeting with 9 members present including 2 new attendees. We were given the Auditorium for the evening which was very nice, one time only. Clint led off the evening with a demonstration of AriOS 3.0 which he had recently installed. Clint likes this distribution, even better than LinuxMint, as a replacement for Windows. Not only does it come with all the multi-media codecs that are provided by LinuxMint, but it is truer to Ubuntu.
There are several "mega" alternatives to the basic Ubuntu 11.04 Desktop with or without the Unity desktop. Among the alternatives are the Ultimate Edition including its Gamers Edition, SuperOS, Artistx and AriOS, all of which are installed from DVD. Ultimate Edition 2.9 is still stuck in 10.10 has not been updated to the 11.04. SuperOS, I did try but for some reason that escapes me, I did not keep it around.
We had another good meeting with 8 members present and lots of discussion including extending our home wireless networks for video streaming to TV and Blue-Ray devices to watch online movies such as Netflix where hardwire network connections are not possible. Clint led off the presentation on "How He Did That" in configuring his home network, which consists of 4 routers with only two being used as Routers.
Ubuntu Idaho is a separate group from the Boise Linux User Group and this in not an official report of their activities. However, I am member of the Ubuntu Idaho LoCo Team and active in the group as well as supporter of their activities. On Tuesday, June 14th, they held a meeting in room 206 of the University of Phoenix in Meridian and had 11 in attendance. It was a very good and informative meeting as they had 4 presentations during the course of the evening (7PM - 9PM).
We had a good meeting with 10 members including one new attendee. Clint led off his presentations with a page from ZD Net Fedora 15 Five Best Features where the writer leads off with comment's on Linux Mint 11, Ubuntu 11.04, and Fedora 15. He first writes from somewhat of an elitist viewpoint "If you’re ...