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.

November 2006 Meeting - Seth Vidal on yum

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
interface to allow users to easily add functionality to yum without modifying the source of the yum program, which has afforded more flexibility for systems administrators and end users in upgrading their systems.

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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.

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September 2006 Meeting - LTSP

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.

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Documents from August Meeting

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.

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August 2006 Meeting - Nagios

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
half.

Ian Kilgore is an Intern at Broadwick Corporation.

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