BozemanLUG

July BozemanLUG Meeting

Jul 30 2009 - 7:00pm
Jul 30 2009 - 9:00pm

David EderDavid EderDavid 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.

June BozemanLUG Meeting

Jun 25 2009 - 7:00pm
Jun 25 2009 - 9:00pm

Caryl Bigenho, OLPC Support Volunteer and long time educator, will be bringing an OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) "Roadshow in a Box" to discuss the OLPC project as well as Activity development opportunities. She will be bringing 10 OLPC XO units of which 5 can be checked out for a few weeks if desired.

The location for the meeting will be EPS 254 which is next door to the regular meeting room (EPS 259). EPS 254 has 33 PCs we can use.


May BozemanLUG Meeting (reset to June 4th)

Jun 4 2009 - 7:00pm
Jun 4 2009 - 9:00pm

May BozemanLUG Meeting - Had to change the date of the meeting due to a scheduling conflict. Rather than being the last Thursday of May it will be the first Thursday of June. The June meeting is still planned for the last Thursday in June.

Joseph Gable has volunteered to give a presentation on PC Linux OS and setting up an RPM build environment. He is a contributor to PCLOS. Joseph is from the HelenaLUG and works in Computer Support for the Montana Department of Transportation in the Carrier Services department.

Scott Dowdle will briefly show off his fairly new Acer Aspire One D150 netbook running MontanaLinux (a Fedora 10 remix).

For where and when, see Meeting Information.

Hope to see you there.


April BozemanLUG Meeting

Apr 23 2009 - 7:00pm
Apr 23 2009 - 9:00pm

Hunter LloydHunter LloydHunter Lloyd will be giving a presentation on Blender.

For those unfamiliar with Blender, wikipedia says:

Blender is a 3D graphics application released as free software under the GNU General Public License. It can be used for modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging, water simulations, skinning, animating, rendering, particle and other simulations, non-linear editing, compositing, and creating interactive 3D applications.

Blender is available for several operating systems, including GNU, FreeBSD, IRIX, Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, NetBSD, OpenBSD and Solaris with unofficial ports for AmigaOS, BeOS, MorphOS , Pocket PC and SkyOS. Blender has a robust feature set similar in scope and depth to other high-end 3D software such as Softimage|XSI, Cinema 4D, 3ds Max, Lightwave and Maya.

These features include advanced simulation tools such as rigid body, fluid, cloth and softbody dynamics, modifier based modeling tools, powerful character animation tools, a node based material and compositing system and Python for embedded scripting.

Hunter is a faculty member of the Computer Science Department at MSU-Bozeman and has used Blender in a couple of classes. He will cover the following topics during his presentation:

  • User Interface intro
  • Feature Tour
  • Comparison to commercial apps
  • Show some sample projects including those done by students

For directions and parking info, see:
Meeting Information

March BozemanLUG Meeting

Mar 26 2009 - 7:00pm
Mar 26 2009 - 9:00pm

Chris ChingChris ChingChris Ching will be giving a presentation on Arch Linux.

Here is a description of Arch Linux:

Arch Linux is an independently developed i686/x86-64 community distribution, based on a rolling-release package model and targeted at competent GNU/Linux users. Development focuses on a balance of minimalism, elegance, code correctness and modernity. Version 0.1 (Homer) was released March 11, 2002.

CANCELLED: February BozemanLUG Meeting (Tonight)

Feb 26 2009 - 7:00pm
Feb 26 2009 - 9:00pm

DUE TO THE WEATHER / STORM... the meeting had to be cancelled at the last minute. Sorry.

Chris ChingChris ChingChris Ching will be giving a presentation on Arch Linux.

Here is a description of Arch Linux:

Arch Linux is an independently developed i686/x86-64 community distribution, based on a rolling-release package model and targeted at competent GNU/Linux users. Development focuses on a balance of minimalism, elegance, code correctness and modernity. Version 0.1 (Homer) was released March 11, 2002.

January BozemanLUG Meeting

Jan 29 2009 - 7:00pm
Jan 29 2009 - 9:00pm

Meeting Topic: Wine
Presenter: Brian Vincent

- What is Wine?
- History of Wine development
- A few demos
- Wine architecture / Linux integration
- Usage tips and tricks
- What the backend development process is like
- Future of Wine

For where, when and parking info see: Meeting Information


Nov/Dec BozemanLUG Meeting

Dec 4 2008 - 7:00pm
Dec 4 2008 - 9:00pm

Because of holidays, the BozemanLUG has a combined Nov/Dec meeting... that takes place on the first Thursday of December.


Installfest in Bozeman

Dec 1 2007 - 10:00am
Dec 1 2007 - 5:00pm

On December 1, we'll be having several informational presentations in the morning starting at 10AM, showing how Linux can meet the needs of everyday users, such as writing term papers, normal web browsing, and more. That afternoon, we're inviting anyone to bring in their laptop or desktop computers, where a team will help them get started with Linux on their own computer. We're meeting on campus in EPS 108 for the morning, then moving to a computer lab on the second floor in the afternoon.


Installfest in Bozeman

Nov 30 2007 - 10:00am
Nov 30 2007 - 3:00pm

On November 30 we'll be demonstrating a flexible user environment in Linux called Compiz-Fusion, along with other graphics tools. We're going to be in the new EPS atrium on the MSU campus from 10AM-3PM, showing off Linux on the new plasma monitors.


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