December RRLug Meeting 12/13/12

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Dec 102012

Just a reminder to everyone that we will have our December LUG meeting  at 6:30pm on Thursday, December 13th at Rasmussen College (room 403 / fourth floor).  Currently, the agenda is as follows:

  • USB Thumbdrives  – Sam Williams is going to discussion using USB drives with Linux and dealing with a couple of common issues that most people should be aware of when using them.
  • Enlightenment / Raspberry Pi – We all strive for enlightenment, particularly after  our last major  political season, but Sam Williams wants to bring enlightening news of  a different sort. It seems that a very long running development cycle for the Enlightenment Window Manager (E17)  is coming to a close and release is at hand. Here comes some historic perspective and an exposure to some awesome technology. Sam will demonstrate the low resource, but full powered desktop on a Raspberry Pi. The RPi of course  has limited cpu and ram resources and is a perfect platform for showing the minimal requirments for E17. By the end of the meeting you will get an idea why if we aren’t obliterated on 12/21/12 you might want to give this environment a look!
Hope you all can come out and catch up.
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November RRLug Meeting Minutes 11/08/12

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Dec 102012

The November  RRLug meeting went really well. We had 12 people attending! We met at 6:30pm  at Rasmussen College (rm 403).  Tonight there were two presentations:

  • TEDxRockford – Sam Williams was invited to attend the first, hopefully annual TEDxRockford conference as a representative of RRLug. He came away with many cool ideas and shared these  experiences and thoughts  for future Rockford growth ideas. Many of the members hadn’t realized the event was even taking applications so they were happy to hear this presentation.
  • Using and Configuring SSH (pt 1) – Sam Williams is going to look at several things that make ssh particularly ideal for secure communication. Tonight we will look at configuring both the client and server side of an awesome and very useful set of commands.

We had some great and lively discussion. Everyone had a really great time.

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