October 2006 Meeting - Linux and Nanocomputers

The October meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) will be held Thursday, October 12 at 7:00 PM, at Red Hat HQ, map and directions. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided as usual.

James R. Williams Zavada will present "Using Linux on Nanocomputers"

Pizza and refreshments at this meeting sponsored by Manpower Professional.

Applications of Linux and Nanocomputers

The recent introduction of nanocomputers (book-sized x86 boxes) can combined with Linux in creative combinations opens the possibility for innovative, custom computing solutions.

James will describe how he used both to create a space-saving, low-power, custom server for his home network. those old low-powered machines to use.

The talk will include details on where he acquired x86 nanocomputer equipment and how he "rolled his own" custom Linux mini-distro.

The presentation will give some ideas about the uses of Linux on nanocomputers, outline the skills needed to create a custom Linux distro for use on nanocomputers, and describe one method for doing so.

About the speaker

James R. Williams Zavada's carreer in computer technology has spanned technical support, programming, teaching, and network and system administration.

His experience with Linux began in 1994. He was a founding member of the Syracuse (New York) Linux User Group, which he led from 1999 to 2005. Originally from upstate New York, he recently relocated to North Carolina with his wife and nine-year old son, to flee the harsh northern weather and to take advantage of the local job opportunities.