- 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!
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.