Past Meetings

August 10, 2006
Jason Faulkner and Ian Kilgore presented "Nagios: FTW". They covered 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.

The presentation and some custom nagios plugins that Ian and Jason have written will be available for download, along with a sample config. At Jason's web site

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
half.

Ian Kilgore is an Intern at Broadwick Corporation.
April 13, 2006
The April TriLUG meeting will be held Thursday, April 13, 2006 at Red Hat Headquarters (map and directions) at 7pm.

Matt Frye discussed Xen and Fedora Core 5. Xen is a virtual machine monitor for x86 that supports execution of multiple guest operating systems with unprecedented levels of performance and resource isolation. Xen is Open Source software, released under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

March 9, 2006
Paul Unbehagen spoke about Web 2.0: Cutting through
the Marketing Crap - How AJAX, DHTML and all that Jazz are making Cooler,Faster, more Useful Web Hosted Applications.

Paul Unbehagen is the CTO and co-founder of Emu Software makers of
NetDirector the configuration management tool for open source services on *NIX. Paul architected Emu's flagship product hosted on Linux using Ajax and is very knowledgeable on this subject.

February 9, 2006
The February TriLUG meeting topic was "Build Your Own Distribution in Minutes". Joseph Tate of rPath demonstratee how to use rBuilder Online to create your own purpose-built Linux distribution in a very short period of time.

Slides
Download the TriLUG irssi/screen appliance

January 12, 2006
The January TriLUG meeting covered
"Embedded Linux for Fun and Profit - An insider's view of the NSLU2-Linux project and the Debian port to big-endian ARM," presented by Tom Billman of Giant Shoulder Inc..

December 8, 2005
Our 2nd annual TriLUG social.

November 10, 2005

The November TriLUG meeting will be held Thursday, November 10, 2005 at Red Hat Headquarters (map and directions) at 7pm.

Jeff Waugh of Ubuntu will be visiting our LUG.

October 13, 2005
The October TriLUG meeting will be held Thursday, October 13, 2005 at Red Hat Headquarters (map and directions) at 7pm.

LVM, the Logical Volume Manager, virtual hard drive partitioning and Software RAID. Presenter David Aquilina, a Technical Account Manager at Red Hat.

Slides are available here.

September 8, 2005
The September TriLUG meeting will be held Thursday, September 8, 2005 at Red Hat Headquarters (map and directions) at 7pm.

Bring your boss to TriLUG night

Bob Young, formerly of Red Hat, and currently CEO and founder of Lulu will discuss the benefits of open-source software in a business environment. This will be a great opportunity to introduce $BOSS to the benefits of OSS.

August 11, 2005
Our next regular meeting will be held on Thursday, August 11, 2005 at Red Hat's corporate HQ (map and directions) at 7pm.

Mark Turner will be presenting an overview of Asterisk, an open-source PBX and IVR platform.

July 7, 2005

The July meeting of the Triangle Linux Useres Group (TriLUG) will be Thursday, July 7, 2005 at 7:00pm at Red Hat World Headquarters. (map and directions)

Warren Jasper will present Linux HID Programming (or "How I got the !@#$ LED to blink after 6 months.")

Slides from the presentation may be found here

June 9, 2005

The June meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) will be Thursday, June 9, 2005 at 7:00pm at Red Hat World Headquarters. (map and directions)

Matt Wilson will present Conary, a new networked software management system that he, Erik Troan, and Michael K. Johnson have designed and implemented over the past year. It's a replacement for RPM that enables new methods of managing both your system and developing Linux distributions.

Slides from the presentation may be found here.

May 12, 2005

The May meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) will be Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 7:00pm at Red Hat World Headquarters. (map and directions)

We will have a roundtable discussion of several Linux distributions. If you'd like to represent a particular distribution, please contact the Steering Committee at steering at trilug dot org.

May is also the month for TriLUG Steering Committee elections. Any who wish to run or nominate a candidate, please submit your names to either the TriLUG or Steering mailing list. Submissions must be made by Thursday May 5, 11:59 PM EDT.

This month's meeting sponsored by Eaton/Powerware. Powerware will be raffling off a free UPS as part of their presentation.

April 14, 2005
The April meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) will be Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 7:00pm at Red Hat World Headquarters. (map and directions)

Mark Johnson will discuss DocBook.

March 10, 2005

The March meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) will be Thursday, March 10, 2005 at 7:00pm at Red Hat World Headquarters. (map and directions)

Matt Frye will be presenting The Coroner's Toolkit, a collection of programs that allows for a post-mortem analysis of a UNIX system after break-in.

February 10, 2005

The February meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) will be Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 7:00pm (location Red Hat World Headquarters). Mark Turner will be presenting "Open-source sandboxes: Booting systems within systems"

Stuck with a Windows desktop but want to run Linux? Like to run Windows under Linux? Or OS/2? How about on a Mac? Maybe different versions of Linux under Linux? While commercial products like VMWare can do this, open-source solutions exist which deserve a look. For our February meeting, Mark Turner will show how QEMU, CoLinux and other virtual-system solutions help bridge the operating-system worlds.

January 13, 2005

The January meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) will be Thursday, January 13, 2005 at 7:00pm in the auditorium at Red Hat World Headquarters. (map and directions) NOTE: This is a change from our regular meeting location.

Greg Brown will be discussing m0n0wall, a complete, open source, embedded firewall package.

December 9, 2004

The December meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) will be Thursday, December 9, 2004 at 7:00pm in Dreyfus Auditorium at RTI. (directions)

However, in lieu of a normal meeting in December, we will be having a social gathering. This will be a great opportunity to meet fellow TriLUGgers whom you know only by name or handle. Food and drinks will be provided to facilitate the mingling. There will not be a formal presentation, but we hope you will all come so that we can get to know each other better.

Thu Nov 11, 2004

The November meeting of TriLUG will be Thursday, November 11, 2004. Joel Ebel will be talking about RUNT, a USB pen drive based Linux distribution. Potential topics of his presentation include:

  • USB based distributions available and their key features and differences
  • Details of the structure of RUNT
  • An overview of the Linux booting process
  • The hitches of booting USB and how we can get around them

Joel's presentation slides can be found here

October 14, 2004
The October meeting of TriLUG will be October 14, 2004.
"Security" by Mike Johnson, former TriLUG Steering Committee member and Chairman
The Domain Name System (DNS) by Aaron Joyner.  The presentation slides can be found online here.

September 9, 2004

The September meeting of TriLUG will be September 9, 2004. "Linux on Linksys: Creative Ways to Void your Wireless Access Point's Warranty" presented by Shane O'Donnell. Shane will demonstrate how to load a custom Linux firmware onto a WRT54G WAP/Router and configure it to do cool stuff.

Shane's presentation slides are posted here.

Meeting sponsored by Wiresnap, a division of Celito Communications Inc.

August 12, 2004

TriLUG's August meeting will be Thursday August 12, 2004. Our speaker will be Jeff Johnson, RPM legend. He will be discussing RPM and package management: how does package mangement (yum/apt-rpm, apt, portage) fit into current OSS distributions. This will be an open discussion, so bring your questions, suggestions, gripes, etc.

July 8, 2004

The July meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group will be Thursday the 8th at 7:00 PM in Dreyfus Auditorium on the RTI campus in RTP. SGI will be discussing Linux today, and visualization offerings for Linux. They will also show off a SGI Altix 350. The SGI representatives will be John Gorski, lead Systems Engineer, Ben Griffith, Navy Rep, and Scott Welch, Sciences Rep with others tentatively scheduled. As customary, Pizza and soft drinks will be provided. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Thurs. June 10, 2004

The June meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) will be Thursday, June 10, 2004 at 7:00pm in Dreyfus Auditorium at RTI
(directions). Our topic for the June meeting will be the multi-protocol instant messaging client Gaim, presented by Gaim developer Mark Doliner. An outline of the topic is available here.

May 13, 2004

The May meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) will be Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 7:00pm in Dreyfus Auditorium at RTI
(directions). Our topic for the May meeting will be "Linux Backup Strategies" presented by TriLUG members Jason Tower and Jeremy Portzer.

Also at our May meeting we will be holding elections for next year's Steering Committee. You must be a member prior to the meeting in order to vote.

The presentation for this talk is archived here.

April 8, 2004

The April meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) will be Thursday, April 8, 2004 at 7:00pm in Dreyfus Auditorium at RTI (directions) . Our topic for the April meeting will be "Linux based Geospatial solutions" presented by Jon Polay of Durham-based GenaWare.

March 11, 2004

The March meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) will be Thursday, March 11, 2004 at 7:00pm in Dreyfus Auditorium at RTI
(directions). Our topic for the March meeting will be "Games on Linux - Penguins Are Fun, Too!", presented by TriLUG game guru Chris Knowles.

Chris's talk is archived here.

February 12, 2004

The February meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) will be Thursday, February 12, 2004 at 7:00pm in Dreyfus Auditorium at RTI (directions) . Our topic for the February meeting will be Managing your Enterprise with Red Hat Network by Red Hat employees Kevin Sonney and Chip Turner. The presentation will include a live demo of RHN and the management and provisioning interface.

January 9, 2004

The January meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) will be Thursday, January 8, 2004 at 7:00pm in Dreyfus Auditorium at RTI (directions). Our topic for the January meeting will be Using Voice Over IP with Linux, presented by TriLUG member Jon Carnes.

December 11, 2003

The December meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) will be Thursday, December 11, 2003 at 7:00pm in Dreyfus Auditorium at RTI (directions). Our topic for the December meeting will be MythTV, a video recorder (PVR) suite for Linux, with demo and discussion by John Beimler.

John's talk is archived here.

TriLUG's very first meeting was November of 1998 which means that TriLUG is 5 years old. At our 5th anniversary meeting on 13/Nov/2003, 5 people out of 76 had been to the original meeting in Manning Hall on the campus of UNC. Congratulations, TriLUG, on 5 good years. Here's hoping the next 5 are just as good as the last ones.

Birthday Cake

November 13, 2003

The November meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) will be Thursday, November 13, 2003 at 7:00pm in Dreyfus Auditorium at RTI (directions) . Our topic for the November meeting is White Dwarf Linux.

White Dwarf Linux (http://www.whitedwarflinux.com/) is designed to run on PC/104 (www.pc104.org) embedded computer modules. PC/104 offers full architecture, hardware, and software compatibility with the PC bus, but in ultra-compact (3.6" x 3.8") stackable modules. Scott Every, CTO of Blast Internet Services and maintainer of the White Dwarf Linux distribution, will present a talk covering the following:

  1. An introduction to White Dwarf Linux
  2. The specifications on software versions, etc.
  3. The White Dwarf philosophy
  4. An Overview of toolchain and the White Dwarf build system
  5. A discussion of White Dwarf native packaging (slackware's pkgtools)

Finally, a demonstration of installing White Dwarf on a PC/104 machine, including a web server which then should be accessible to attendees.

October 9, 2003

The October meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) will be Thursday, October 9, 2003 at 7:00pm in Dreyfus Auditorium at RTI (directions). Our topic for the October meeting will be "An Evening With Debian," a discussion and demonstration of the Debian GNU/Linux distribution, presented by a panel of TriLUG members: Dan Chen, Ben Pitzer, and William Gomeringer.

September 11, 2003

The September meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) will be Thursday, September 11, 2003 at 7:00pm in Dreyfus Auditorium at RTI (directions). Our topic for the September meeting will be Multi-platform GUI programming presented by John Franklin.

Web designers can transform the blank page into a graphical application with a distinctive touch. Their users are treated to interfaces that can channel their attention through any process, or give them a map that makes finding the data they want an effortless experience. Executives enjoy seeing their hard-built brand image appear on a digital medium. With the judicious use of CSS, a graphic designer can change the entire presentation without touching a single line of back-end PHP.

We want to have the ability to easily build interfaces for cross-platform applications that are distinctive like web pages. We're
talking real, native applications. No web browser, no VM, no free viewer. Code on the chip. We want to make the interface identical pixel-for-pixel regardless of platform. We want the art department to stop bothering the developers for every little change.

On Thursday, September 11th find out how we did it.

As always, meetings are free, as is the pizza!

Thurs. Aug 14, 2003

The August meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) will be Thursday, August 14, 2003 at 7:00pm in Dreyfus Auditorium at RTI (directions) . Our topic for the August meeting will be "Linux and Public Policy," presented by Michael Tiemann, Chief Technical Officer for Red Hat, Inc.

Michael Tiemann is a true open source software pioneer. He made his first major open source contribution over a decade ago by writing the GNU C++ compiler, the first native-code C++ compiler and debugger. His early work led to the creation of leading open source technologies and the first open source business model.

In 1989, Tiemann's technical expertise and entrepreneurial spirit led him to co-found Cygnus Solutions, the first company to provide commercial support for open source software. During his ten years at Cygnus, Tiemann contributed in a number of roles from President to hacker, helping lead the company from fledgling start-up to an admired open source leader.

Full Biography (Red Hat web site)

Please join us for free pizza and drinks and a great speaker.

Thurs. July 10, 2003

The July meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) will be Thursday, July 10, 2003 at 7:00pm in Dreyfus Auditorium at RTI
(directions). Our July meeting topic will be 'Building a Linux E-Mail Server, an Overiview',
presented by TriLUG member Jason Tower.

At this meeting, we will be discussing the different products that can be used to create and manage your own Linux mail server.
Jason will introduce you to mail server software including postfix, imap, procmail, fetchmail, squirrelmail, spamassassin, and explain how these fit together.

In addition, people are encouraged to bring their PGP/GPG key information (fingerprint, key type, and key size) to share with others. A script to print out your fingerprint can be found here.

Please join us for free pizza and drinks and a great Linux-related topic!

Thurs. June 12, 2003

The June meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) was Thursday, June 12, 2003 at 7:00pm in Dreyfus Auditorium at RTI
(directions) . At the June meeting, TriLUG presented a special screening of the Revolution OS documentary.

From the web site: "REVOLUTION OS tells the inside story of the hackers who rebelled against the proprietary software model and Microsoft to create GNU/Linux and the Open Source movement. REVOLUTION OS features interviews with Linus Torvalds, Richard Stallman, Bruce Perens, Eric Raymond, Brian Behlendorf, Michael Tiemann, Larry Augustin, Frank Hecker, and Rob Malda."

View the trailer (Divx format) here (members only) or here (anyone, but bandwidth limited).

In addition to the normal free pizza, we'll have movie popcorn at this meeting too. Join us for the fun!

May 8, 2003

The May meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) was Thursday, May 8, 2003 at 7:00pm in Dreyfus Auditorium at RTI
(directions) . Our topic for the May Meeting was Oracle on Linux.

At the May meeting, Wim Coekaerts, Oracle's Linux Guru, spoke on "Oracle Clustering File System (OCFS)", "Clustering with Firewire", and answered questions on Oracle on Linux.

The Oracle Technology Network (http://otn.oracle.com/), sponsors for our meeting, provided demos of the latest Oracle 9i technologies.

As always, the meeting and pizza are free!

See pictures of this meeting here.

April 10, 2003

The April meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) will be Thursday, April 10, 2003 at 7:00pm in Dreyfus Auditorium at RTI (directions) .

Our topic for the April meeting will the the Internet Radio Linking Project. The aim of the Internet Radio Linking Project (IRLP) is to provide a simple and easy system to link radio systems together using the Internet as the communications backbone. See http://www.irlp.net/ for more information on this interesting application of Linux.

Thanks to Jim Price (WW4M) for an excellent talk. Jim's presentation slides are archived here:
http://www.trilug.org/talks/2003-04-irlp/

March 13, 2003

The March meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) will be Thursday, March 13, 2003 at 7:00pm Dreyfus Auditorium at RTI
(directions) .

Grub who? Make what?

What's the difference between a kernel and a daemon? What do cat and grep do? Do I have to use the command line for everything? If you're still pondering these same things, come to our Intro to Linux talk! The talk includes basic information covering an overview of Linux, the command line, using X, and basic system maintainence.

Even if you're a Linux guru, join us for free pizza, drinks and networking (the people kind)! Thanks to Leah Cunningham for giving the talk.

February 13, 2003

The February meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) will be Thursday, February 13, 2003 at 7:00pm in the Dreyfus auditorium of RTI (directions). Our topic will be "Open Source as a Worldwide Revolution," presented by Don Rosenberg.

While all good Penguinistas believe that World Domination will be achieved Now (or Real Soon Now), faith needs to be supported by facts. What are the economic and political forces that are pushing Open Source forward?

Will the new wide world of Open Source be good for the US software industry. . . or suck most of the jobs overseas?

Can established interests thwart our dreams?

Those who want to peek can look at some of the evidence at Rosenberg's Corner at www.consultingtimes.com.

Don Rosenberg is the author of Open Source: The Unauthorized White Papers, and spoke to TriLUG on Open Source licensing last year.

January 9, 2003

The January meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) will be Thursday, January 9, 2003 at 7:00pm in the conference room
of RTI's Cox Building (directions).

Mark Turner from Lulu has agreed to speak on LDAP tonight. Mark has been working with LDAP for three years now, having deployed it in small offices as well as global environments. His diabolical plan is to make the world LDAP enabled. Since we haven't given Mark much notice, this will be an introductory talk showing how to get LDAP up and running.

Mark's presentation has been archived here: http://www.trilug.org/talks/2003-01-ldap/.

Our planned speaker, Rob Wehrli, was unable to make it due to cancelled flights. We will try to reschedule his talk on embedded Linux to a future date.

December 12, 2002

The December meeting of the Trianlge Linux Users Group (TriLUG) will be Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 7:00pm in the Dreyfus
auditorium of RTI (directions).

The December meeting topic is Gaming on Linux, presented by Chris Knowles.

Chris's notes on Linux Gaming are archived here: http://trilug.org/~chrisk/GamingTalk.html.

November 14, 2002

The November meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) will be Thursday, November 14, 2002 at 7:00pm in the Dreyfus auditorium of RTI (directions). The November meeting topic is RADIUS, presented by Jonathan Hassell, author of the O'Reilly book RADIUS: Securing Public Access to Private Resources.

The November meeting is sponsored by Lulu Tech Circus.

Jonathan's meeting slides are archived here: http://www.jonathanhassell.com/The%20RADIUS%20Protocol_files/frame.htm

Thurs. Oct 10, 2002

The October meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) will be Thursday, October 10, 2002 at 7:00pm in the Dreyfus auditorium of RTI (directions). The October meeting topic is the K Desktop Environment (KDE), presented by TriLUG member and KDE aficionado Ben Reed.

Ben's presention on KDE is archived at http://ranger.befunk.com/presentations/kde/.

September 12, 2002

The September meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) will be Thursday, September 12, 2002 at 7:00pm in the Dreyfus auditorium of RTI (directions). September's meeting topic will be all about OpenNMS, the Open Source Network Management System. It will be presented by Tarus Balog of Sortova Consulting Group. Sortova Consulting offers commercial support for OpenNMS.

Tarus's presentation on OpenNMS is available here: http://www.trilug.org/talks/2002-09-opennms/

August 8, 2002

The August meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) will be Thursday, July 8, 2002 at 7:00pm in the Dreyfus auditorium of RTI (directions). August's meeting topic is Linux and the TiVo Personal Video Recorder, presented by Mike Johnson.
The August meeting is sponsored by Stromian Technologies.

July 11, 2002

The July meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) will be Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 7:00pm in the Dreyfus auditorium of RTI (directions). July's meeting topic is Perl/Tk, by H. Wade Minter.

Newbie Help Organization Meeting: June 15, 2002

There will be a meeting to organize efforts to help new linux users on Saturday, June 15, 2002. It will be at noon and it appears there will be grilling involved. Family and kids are welcome to come too. The meeting will be held at Andy Oliver's house. Directions are:

The house is at 5426 Lake Vista Drive.
Directions from RTP/Raleigh area (Durham Freeway Route)

  1. Take the Durham Freeway (North) towards Durham
  2. Get off at the Hillandale Road exit
  3. At the end of the ramp, bear to the right onto Hillandale Road
  4. Make an almost immediate left onto Hillsborough Road and get in the right lane
  5. Turn right at the light at the end of the ramp onto Hillsborough Road
  6. Continue down Hillsborough Rd in the right lane till you reach Cole Mill Road (it will be rt turn only)
  7. Turn right onto Cole Mill Road and go about 2 miles (I think) till you cross over the Eno River
  8. Make a right onto Umstead Road (there will be a sign leading to "Willowhaven CC")
  9. Continue down Umstead Road till you see the sign for a "Golf Crossing"
  10. Make a left onto Russell Road (you can only go left) right near that sign
  11. Begin looking for Lake Vista Drive on your right (about the 3rd or 4th street on the right)
  12. Turn right onto Lake Vista and we are the 4th house on the left with the stonewall mailbox

Directions from Hwy 85.

  1. Take 85 to the Guess Road exit
  2. Turn right (if coming Southbound - from Raleigh) or left (if coming Northbound - from Chapel Hill, Pittsboro, Southern Durham, etc.)
  3. Continue down Guess Road (stay in the left lane)
  4. Past the light at Latta Road, look for construction by the BP gas station on your left (Umstead Rd)
  5. Turn left onto Umstead Road
  6. Continue down till you see Aldersgate Church on your right (Bivins Road)
  7. Turn right onto Bivins Road
  8. Continue down Bivins Road till the first stop sign (Russell Road)
  9. Make a very sharp left onto Russell Road
  10. Turn left onto Lake Vista Drive ( the first street on your left)
  11. The house is the 4th on the left with the stonewall mailbox

If you have any questions, please contact either Lisa Boyd <lcboyd at nc.rr.com> or Andy Oliver <acoliver at apache.org>.

June 13, 2002

The Thursday, June 13 meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) had to be switched at the very last minute from the XML Catalogs
presentation to one on Current, a drop-in replacement server for Red Hats' up2date utility. Thanks very much to Hunter Matthews
for giving the presentation on extremely short (as in 15 minutes) notice. Regrets also go out to Mark Johnson, who thanks to his
airline, got stuck in Minneapolis. Hopefully Mark will be able to give his talk sometime in the future.

More information about Current can be found here: http://www.biology.duke.edu/computer/unix/current/.

May 9, 2002

The next meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) will be Thursday, May 9, 2002 at 7:00pm in the Dreyfus auditorium of RTI (directions). This months meeting starts off with electing a new Steering Committee. Show up early and vote for your favorite folks to help guide TriLUG into the year 2003!

Our talk this month will start at 7:30:

Improving Developer Productivity on Linux with Visual SlickEdit

The mountain of technologies, languages, APIs, and lines of code developers need to work with keeps growing exponentially. Scaling the software development mountain requires an editing environment that can manage, analyze, navigate, and edit code written in multiple languages. Using example applications built on open source projects, this presentation will address how developers can improve productivity on Linux with Visual SlickEdit.

SlickEdit Inc. (formerly MicroEdge) has been providing development tools for Linux since August 1996.

Representing SlickEdit will be Speaker: Ed Hintz, Director of Software Development

Ed Hintz has over 13 years of experience in the software industry. He has led development efforts on several e-commerce applications as well as development tools that were recognized with two Windows Magazine Win 100 awards. Prior to joining SlickEdit, Mr. Hintz was Vice President of Engineering at GadgetSpace (now InPhonic), founding software architect at HAHT Commerce, and held positions at Q+E Software, NCR, and IBM. Mr. Hintz holds a BS in computer science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

As always, meetings are free, as is the pizza!

So, come join us for pizza, elections, and Visual SlickEdit!

April 11, 2002

The next meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) will be Thursday, April 11, 2002 at 7:00pm in the Dreyfus auditorium of RTI (directions). This month, our own Tanner Lovelace will be giving a talk on OpenPGP and GPG encryption and how to use them.

As always, meetings are free, as is the pizza!

So, come join us for pizza, computers, and really hard math!

March. 14, 2002

The next meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) will be Thursday, March 14, 2002 at 7:00pm in the Dreyfus auditorium of RTI (directions). The topic this time around is too large for one presenter, so we have two! TriLUG members Ben Reed and John Davis will be giving talks on the two major Linux packaging formats/tools: RPMs and Debian packages.

As always, meetings are free, as is the pizza!

February 11, 2002

TriLUG is pleased is pleased to announce that our February meeting, co-sponsored with NC*SA, will feature a lecture by Robin Miller.

NOTE: this is in lieu of our regular February meeting. We will have NO meeting on February 14. Also note the change in venue. This event will occur at the NCSSM (directions) instead of the normal meeting place of Dreyfus Auditorium.

Speaker: Robin Miller
Topic: "Linux for the Masses: It's Finally Here"
Date: Monday, February 11, 2002
Time: 7:00PM (hall opens at 6:30PM)

Location: General Assembly Hall, John Friedrick Educational Technology Center, North Carolina School of Science and Math (NCSSM)

Robin 'Roblimo' Miller is editor in chief for OSDN, one of the world's leading online tech news publishers. He has written extensively about computers and the Internet for Slashdot, Linux.com, NewsForge, Time New Media, Online Journalism Review, Web Hosting Magazine, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, and many other Web sites, newspapers, and magazines. He is one of the creators of modern interactive journalism, invented a self-serve online ad sales system that eliminates virtually all sales costs, and has served as an Internet business consultant to several Fortune 500 companies and many Internet entrepreneurs.

Mr. Miller is best known for his work on Slashdot, but he is also the creator of NewsForge.com, "The online newspaper of record for Linux and Open Source". He wrote the first "mainstream journalist installs Linux -- and lives!" article ever (for Time.com's Netly News) back in 1997. Since then he has become a full-time Linux user and ardent Linux usability advocate.

Miller's latest project is the book "Build Profits Online" for Financial Times Press, tentatively scheduled for release in May, 2002.

January 10, 2002

The next meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) will be Thursday, January 10, 2001 at 7:00pm in the Dreyfus auditorium of RTI (directions).

This will be our annual 'State of the LUG' meeting to discuss where we are and where we plan to go in 2002. Also, this is an excellent time to discuss meeting topics that are of interest in the coming year.

As always, meetings are free, as is the pizza!

December 13, 2001

The next meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) will be Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 7:00pm in the Dreyfus auditorium of RTI (directions).

The main topic will be a special presentation just in time to make those last minute additions to those Christmas lists! We'll be having a talk on Linux gaming by Matt Matthews! Games galore!

As always, meetings are free, as is the pizza!

Thurs. Nov. 12, 2001

Dr. Eben Moglen, Professor of Law and Legal History at Columbia Law School, will be giving a talk on "The Fate of Free Software: Why the Battle is Now, What They'll Do, How We'll Win" which is consponsored by TriLUG and the NC*SA .

The venue is the General Assembly Hall, John Friedrick Educational Technology Center, North Carolina School of Science and Match (NCSSM) (directions).