Welcome to the TriLUG home page. We are a LUG dedicated to the Triangle area including Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Research Triangle Park. This site, along with our wiki, will enable you to keep abreast of TriLUG information (meetings, events, news), and to communicate with local Linux and FOSS (Free and Open Source) enthusiasts.

The primary modes of interacting with us: mailing list, IRC, or coming to the monthly meetings.

Podcast of November 2006 Meeting

Tue, 2006-11-21 10:20

The first official TriLUG podcast of a meeting is available now. The sound isn't as good as I'd like, but as production continues, we'll try to work out the kinks.

Ogg file: trilug-nov2006.ogg

This content will also be available in a patent-bound ball of litigation-ready fuzz (m4a) on the iTunes Music Store later today.

Comments and suggestions can be sent to Matt Frye.

November 2006 Meeting - Seth Vidal on yum

Sun, 2006-11-05 21:17

Please join us this Thursday the 9th of November at 19:00 sharp (don't be late or you'll miss the free pizza!) at RH hq (map and directions) for another great TriLUG meeting!

Seth Vidal ( blog.sethdot.org ), the maintainer of yum ( fedora wiki entry ), will give a talk.

Yum is a package management tool for rpm-based systems. It supports multiple architectures, multiple repositories and multiple
interfaces. Yum is widely used with Fedora Core, Centos, Yellowdog and other linux distributions. In the last year and a half Yum has gradually evolved a much more programmable library interface which has promoted a myriad of interfaces and tools, as well as a plugin


October 2006 Meeting - Linux and Nanocomputers

Wed, 2006-10-04 10:49

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.


September 2006 Meeting - LTSP

Tue, 2006-08-22 15:33

The September Triangle Linux Users Group meeting will be held on September 14 at RedHat HQ map and directions

In a traditional office setting, there are relatively high powered Intel based PC's spread around at every desk. Each with several gigabytes of hard disk space. Users store their own data on the local hard drives and backups are rarely (if ever) performed.

Does it really make sense to have a full computer at each desk?

The Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP) http://www.ltsp.org/ provides asimple way to utilize low cost workstations as either graphical or character based terminals on a GNU/Linux server.

Jason Tower will present and demonstrate LTSP, and how to put those old low-powered machines to use.

Documents from August Meeting

Tue, 2006-08-15 20:14

Documents from the August Meeting, including the presentation slides in .odp format, can be found at trilug.oldos.org. Thanks once again to Jason Faulkner and Ian Kilgore for their presentation.

August 2006 Meeting - Nagios

Fri, 2006-07-21 15:12

Jason Faulkner and Ian Kilgore will be presenting "Nagios: FTW". They will cover a wall-to-wall setup of Nagios, including the Super Secret Broadwick Setup Method(tm) and lots
of cool scripts to help manage your nagios installation. Also, some custom nagios plugins that Ian and Jason have written will be available for download, along with a sample config.

Jason Faulkner is the System Administrator for Broadwick Corporation. He
runs the website OldOs.org and has been a TriLUG member for a year and a

Ian Kilgore is an Intern at Broadwick Corporation.

July 2006 Meeting - Blender

Mon, 2006-06-26 08:52

The June TriLUG meeting will be held Thursday, July 13, 2006 at Red Hat Headquarters (map and directions) at 7pm.

Details at 11.

June 2006 Meeting

Thu, 2006-06-01 17:18

The June TriLUG meeting will be held Thursday, June 8, 2006 at Red Hat Headquarters (map and directions) at 7pm.

Daniel Chen, a developer in the Ubuntu Linux project, will be presenting on the new release of Ubuntu Linux, 6.06, a.k.a. "Dapper Drake," Which was released June 1. This release marks the first Ubuntu LTS (or Long Term Support) release.


May 2006 Meeting

Mon, 2006-04-10 14:12

The May TriLUG meeting will be held Thursday, May 11, 2006 at Red Hat Headquarters (map and directions) at 7pm.

Tanner Lovelace, et. al. will be discussing Certificate security using the CACert.Org Certificate Authority. We're planning on having enough CACert assurers at the meeting to give you 100 or more points at a single event. Stay tuned for details.

May is also the month for our annual Steering Committee elections. Nominations for any of the five positions should be sent to the trilug list or to steering AT trilug DOT org by 4 May, 2006 at 23:59:59. Note that 5 members are elected to the Committee "at-large" and the positions are determined by a game of "Not-it" shortly thereafter.

TriLUG Now Using Drupal

Thu, 2005-12-08 15:37

TriLUG has configured Drupal for its new Content Management System (CMS). It is currently undergoing testing.

Please send an email to steering at trilug dot org if you are interested in helping test it.

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