Topic: One Laptop Per Child Update
Caryl Bigenho has loaned us an OLPC XO-1.5 unit. What we have in our OLPC Lending Library are XO-1 laptops. The new XO-1.5 looks the same on the outside but is completely different inside. The XO-1.5 has also had a major software upgrade with a number of new capabilities.
Come to the meeting and see the XO-1.5 in action.
There are currently two XO-1 units available for loan if anyone is interested.
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