July 25 2017 KLUG Meeting with R Wolf

Rafael Wolf of Express IT Solutions, LLC gave the Kalamazoo Linux Users Group a very technical and enlightening presentation in the use of the Raspberry Pi as a secure remote access solution.  Using his creative solution only port 80 need be open for establishing an SSH connection. www.eitsonline.com More »

Computing, Freedom and Privacy

Kalamazoo College Departments of Physics and Mathematics/Computer Science sponsored a discussion on computing, freedom and privacy led by world renown “Free Software” activist and a member of the Internet Hall of Fame Dr. Richard Stallman.  http://internethalloffame.org/inductees/richard-stallman Dr. Stallman gave an articulate and passionate talk on GNU (GNU is Not Unix), GPL (General Public License), and More »

Home Built NAS Server Presentation

Kevin Quiggle gave a great presentation on his “Home Built” NAS server at our Jan. 24th Meeting.  The system featured an AMD motherboard with 16 Gb of RAM, three sets of mirrored SATA hard drives, NAS4Free and the ZFS file system. For more details of this build goto: https://sites.google.com/site/ More »

KLUG Annual Holiday Party 2016

The Kalamazoo Linux User Group was very pleased to welcome Kalamazoo’s native son, Matt Crampton, to our holiday party.  Matt co-founded KLUG in 1998, and as a rising star in the Silicone Valley, he co-founded Gigwalk in 2010.  He currently serves as Gigwalk’s CTO. Gigwalk is an innovative addition to the “Sharing Economy” where Gigwalkers More »

KLUG Meeting Dec. 13th 2016

The group remoted into the ClearOS server that we are setting up for our network lab.  Working from a terminal on a Linux laptop we used the SSH protocol and learned the how to login remotely.  We then created group and user accounts using command line tools.  We will be expanding the network in future More »

Security Risk Assessment

Scott Mischke has arranged for a presentation by the Director of Information Security at MPI Research, Randy Slain, on security risk assessment “best practices”, especially as a precursor to qualification in the pharmaceutical industry;  common challenges they face with security. identifying vulnerabilities and conducting due diligence audits to mitigate risks. The presentation will begin at More »

FLOSS Presentation

Scot Henderson made another great presentation at our weekly KLUG meeting.  The topic, FLOSS or Free Libre Open Source software was very interesting and informative.  We learned the difference between Free and non-free software in the GNU/Linux world.  Scot introduced us to vrms (virtual Richard M Stallman); https://scottlinux.com/2014/02/19/find-non-free-software-installed-on-your-debian-machine/ … an apt that will detect any More »

KLUG Jan 5 2016 Meeting

Scott #3 demonstrated is big drone and flying skills at our first meeting of the new year.  He also demonstrated that he is as equally proficient at flying a mini drone that our group intends to print in the future using the 3D printer we are building. More »

Computer Donation

Kalamazoo Linux Users Group making our sixth computer donation of 2015 at The White Oaks Retirement Residence in Lawton MI. Kalamazoo Linux Users Group is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with the mission to promote GNU/Linux and “Open Source” products and to share our knowledge and experiences using new technologies with each other and the public. More »

KLUG MEETING OF TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014, 7 TO 9PM

Attendees: Paul Moreno, Matt Collin, Lynden Kirk, Dave Hunt, Bill Lindemann

IMG_3607Matt showed off his new TP-Link Portable Battery Powered 3G/4G Wireless N Router (http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/?model=TL-MR3040) and explained how he planned to use it to create a PirateBox (http://piratebox.cc/openwrt:diy).

You can build a PirateBox 1.0 for as little as US$35! And with the new Box Installer, you can have your PirateBox up and running in just a few minutes.  UPnP Media Server for local streaming of movies and songs; Image and Message Board for 4chan-like functionality; chat room for anonymous communications; browser-based file sharing system!

We also discussed plans to establish a “Free Geek” group as a branch of our KLUG organization.  This group would engage with the local community in free computer literacy classes and provide free computers to help bridge the technology divide that might exist in the community.  The group would be evangelist for the “Open Source” movement and seek community and corporate support to further their goals.

KLUG MEETING OF TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014, 7 TO 9PM

Attendees: Paul Moreno, Matt Collin, Bob Snyder, Lynden Kirk,  Al Hollaway, John Wagner, Mark Hartmann, Bill Lindemann  and Jim Strickland.

photo3We had a few new Linux enthusiast attend KLUG’s Jun 22nd meeting, billed as a “Raspberry Jam”. We demonstrated the Raspberry Pi B model, the NOOBS installation process, and the OpenElec xbmc operating system … streaming video, music, pictures, and Internet live broadcast. We also discussed ideas on growing KLUG membership and holding quarterly Raspberry Jams for members to show off there open source projects. Pizza and beverage were served, but the best part was the Raspberry Cream Pie from The Crew Restaurant!

 

 

 

 

 

July 15th KLUG Meeting Notes

300px-RaspberryPi Turns out that setting up the Raspberry Pi was not quite as easy as pie! We downloaded and used the NOOBS (New Out Of Box Software) to install Pidor and everything appeared to go well until logging in as the user we created during the install.  According to google search many people received the same error, so thinking there is a problem with the install script.  I was able to login as root and can probably correct the configuration file with a little effort.  This istall was done on a 4GB SD card and left no room to download any files.  So did another install on a 16GB SD cardusing the Rasbian distro, which is primarily for programming in Python.  And finally installed OpenElec distro on an 8GB SD card, which is a Mutimedia Center setup and this will probably be the most popular from what I have seen so far.  Looking forward to the KLUG July 22nd meeting to try all these distros out.

 

KLUG MEETING OF TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014, 7 TO 9PM

Attendees: Paul Moreno, Charles Stemaly, Roger Miller, Bill Lindemann, Tom Phillips, Andrew Collins and Jim Strickland via Google Hangout.

Tonight is another general support meeting and Linux update session.

Discussed having a computer recycling event.

KLUG 06-24-14Discussed Tor Project which prevents people from learning your location or browsing habits.

Had a Google Hangout with Jim Strickland.

 

 

KLUG Meeting of April 22, 2014

Attendees: Paul Moreno, Roger Miller and Bill Lindemann.

Installing a Linux Distro on a laptop donated by Business One USA for KLUG use.KLUG 04-22-14

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