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.
Venue change: We will be meeting at Cosmic Pizza a the corner of 19th and Main (in the gas station next to Burger King) for this meeting only. No topic, just pizza, soft drinks and conversation.
Presenter: Gary Bummer
BackupPC is a high-performance, enterprise-grade system for backing up Linux, WinXX and MacOSX PCs and laptops to a server's disk. BackupPC is highly configurable and easy to install and maintain.
Hunter Lloyd will be giving a presentation on the NAO robot. They are embedded Linux systems. What is the NAO robot? Just watch this video:
There is no formal presentation this month but we will be having a group discussion on the topics of cgroups and systemd. There should also be plenty of time for general topics so if you have any questions or problems or even good stories, feel free to share.
For venue information, see: Meeting Info
Topic: An introduction to the GIT distributed version control system
Presenter: Jordan Schatz
Topic: NoSQL Databases
- Why NoSQL is in vogue.
- Available NoSQL solutions (Cassandra, HBase, CouchDB, Voldmort, MongoDB,
- Document databases vrs key value stores.
- Amazon's Dynamo and S3 (Dynamo is the seminal paper on the subject)
- and something more in depth about MongoDB and Riak.
Topic: Web Desktops
Presenter: Srinivas Prasad Gumdelli
Srinivas will talk about web-based desktop environments like EyeOS.
Topic: GNOME 3 / GNOME Shell and Unity
Presenter: Scott Dowdle
Scott will be showing the latest wares from Fedora and Ubuntu both radically different from the GNOME 2.x series that is in common use today.