Topics of discussion include:
- Fedora 13 release
- MontanaLinux F13 remix
- Virtual Bridges VERDE
Location: MSU-Bozeman EPS Building Room 259
Please notice that this meeting has been moved up a week (rather than the last Thursday of April) to line up with the LinuxFest Northwest trip.
Chris Ching will be giving a presentation on KDE 4.4.0 which was available shortly after release for ArchLinux.
Also a topic is general discussion of desktop environments available for Linux... what you like and don't like. Anyone want to represent GNOME, XFCE, or any other desktop?
Nov/Dec BozemanLUG Meeting - Combo meeting for Nov/Dec on the first Thursday of December
Presenter: David Boreham from NuevaSync
Topic: Extreme Debugging -- Cautionary tales from a year spent making cloud sync work.
Description: David will talk about the technical challenges encountered providing over-the-air mobile sync service, as the number of users grew from 100 to 100,000 and beyond. The service runs on a cluster of Linux servers, originally located in downtown Livingston but long ago moved to California in pursuit of cheap and reliable Internet connectivity.
1) What firewall distro to use - by Justin Krohn - He will be showing pfsense, Untangle and a couple of others I believe. When challenged to build a firewall/router system for the local computer gaming club Justin tried out several and discovered exactly how they all differ.
2) Getting to know the competition, Windows 7 - by Scott Dowdle - A brief demonstration and discussion about the recently released Windows 7
3) One Laptop Per Child Lending Lab project - by Scott Dowdle - Discuss what to do with the 10 OLPCs we now have as a lending lab. This is an ongoing topic that will basically become an "every meeting" topic.
For where, when and parking info, see: Meeting Info
September BozemanLUG Meeting - Last Thursday of the month
August BozemanLUG Meeting - Last Thursday of the month
David Eder will be giving a presentation on GnuCash. GnuCash is a standard package in most Linux distributions. For those unfamiliar with GnuCash, here's a blurb from the Wikipedia page:
GnuCash is a free accounting software program which implements a double-entry bookkeeping system. It was initially aimed at developing capabilities similar to Intuit, Inc.'s Quicken application, but also has features for small business accounting. Recent development has been focused on adapting to modern desktop support-library requirements.
GnuCash is part of the GNU Project, and runs on Linux, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Solaris, Mac OS X, and other Unix-like platforms. A Microsoft Windows (2000 or newer) port was made available starting with the 2.1.x series released on 2007-04-14.
David has been using GnuCash to manage his personal finances for over 10 years.
Attention: Anyone who borrowed an OLPC unit should bring them back to the meeting and turn them in. If there is anyone who would like to check out an OLPC for August, they may do so.