Continuing the "parade of hardware" this month, Srinavas Gumdelli recently recieved a $49 Android PC from Via which will be shown at the meeting.
As the name implies, yes it runs Android OS and we all know that has the Linux kernel underneath. While the APC is similar to the Raspberry Pi in cost and hardware capabilities, it is quite a bit different.
Regular July BozemanLUG meeting
The June meeting has been moved up 1 week because I'm (Scott Dowdle) going to be out of town on the 28th... so the 21st.
Presenter: Scott Dowdle
1) The Raspberry Pi - my Raspberry Pi arrived a week before the meeting. I ordered on the first day and went through RS Components. I must have been way down on the list that supposedly was around 100,000 orders. I know two guys in Billings who ordered from Element 14 and got theirs a week or two before I did. I'll be showing the Raspberry Pi, the most recent build of Debian Wheezy for Raspberry Pi, as well as a custom Lego case my son made.
2) Plugable Multi-Seat - One of the more exciting features added to systemd, gdm and GNOME 3 Shell in Fedora 17 was "multi-seat" support... just plug-in a compatible USB device and it automatically fires up an additional login session. Supply an additional monitor, mouse, and keyboard (and speakers/headphones) for each user and you can turn one computer into a usable system for up to 10 people. I have one unit of both Plugable models and will show them in action. For more information, see the video on their kickstarter page. Just plug them in and they work... no software setup required... amazing!
Fedora 17 came out Tuesday, May 29th. This meeting will be a little celebration and what's new presentation.
Presenter: Scott Dowdle
- What's new in GIMP 2.8
- Intro to Krita 2.4
- Using a high resolution input device with pressure sensitivity
GIMP 2.8 is just around the corner. We'll have a look at several of the new features in GIMP 2.8 including the "Single Window" mode it offers.
Calligra (a fork of Koffice like LibreOffice is a fork of OpenOffice.org) recently released version 2.4 of all of their applications including Krita. Krita is an often overlooked bitmap image editing program especially well suited to original art composition. We'll take a look at Krita 2.4 using a VisTablet for input.
Regular March BozemanLUG meeting
Regular February BozemanLUG meeting
- Bruce Perens' Keynote speech from linux.conf.au 2012
- Wii Homebrew Channel, Homebrew Browser, and WiiMC
- Terminator - a GUI multi-session terminal emulator
Jordan Schatz has volunteered to give a presentation on why he uses Linux... what software he uses and why. He has a long list of software he is going to talk about and it runs the range from desktop applications, to development tools, to server applications. Here's the list he gave me:
using curl to see headers and why you would want to,
firebug + developer tools,
ACE online code editor,
Gimp & Inkscape,
a cool memory usage measuring script I have,
maybe AB (apache benchmark).
Given Jordan's previous talks, this should be very interesting so hope to see everyone who can make it at the meeting.
David Boreham from NuevaSync will talk about the design, specification and features of the new servers they're deploying next month as part of a major service capacity upgrade project. The servers run Linux, have no hard drives, use less than 150 watts, cost less than $2500 and up to 80 will fit in a standard rack. David's planning to bring at least one server to the meeting and will demonstrate the machines' performance and remote management capabilities live.