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.

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.

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.

Movie Night


Tribot in #trilug on freenode says:

"movienight" is June 30 @ 2100, jtate's house, come straight in, DO NOT KNOCK, down the stairs turn right. Limit 10. @movienight-res for a reservation list. Showing Sneakers.

Want to come? Drop through #trilug on chat.freenode.net and talk to Tribot (or ask some real people if you like).

April 2006 Meeting


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

Matt Frye will discuss 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.

May 2006 Meeting


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.


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