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.
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.
Scot Henderson demonstrated the 3D printer that he built at home at our Tuesday night meeting. We also welcomed six new folks to our meeting to learn about the Linux operating system and the Open Source community and we gave two Dell desktop computers (with Linux Puppy installed) away last night so they could become more familiar with Linux.
At the October 27th meeting of the Kalamazoo Linux Users Group we discussed and demonstrated the use of “Wine” – www.winehq.org – to run Windows programs on the Linux operating system.
We also discussed and approved a plan to fund a project to build a totally “Open Source” 3D printer as a group; A bill of materials and estimated cost of the project will be presented to the membership during the November 10th meeting.
The November 3rd meeting (first Tuesday of the month) will be devoted to supporting users hardware and software issues. Pizza and some refreshments will be served, so please RSVP at: http://kalamazoolinux.org/wp/rsvp-calendar/?cm=11&cy=2015
Last night Scott Henderson did in impromptu presentation of GNU (a recursive acronym for “GNU’s Not Unix.”) and GPL (General Public License) and the four freedoms of open source software:
The freedom to run the program as you wish, for any purpose.
The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs. Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor.
The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements to the public, so that the whole community benefits.
Couple of installs of Linux Mint 17.1 which seems to be the groups favorite distro at this time. Announced that on June 2nd from 5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. we will begin our CompTIA Security+ study group. Anyone interested in joining the group is welcome and there is no charge.
Excellent turnout for the May 19th meeting with a large monetary contribution by one member. very lively discussion on to many topics to recall with some support provided as needed. Displayed KLUG’s Raspberry Pi Pirate Box, a Peppermint and Mint 17.1 distro on two boxes that were donated last week by a member.
We also announced that the CompTIA Security study group would begin on Tuesday, June 2nd and continue every Tuesday before the regular KLUG meeting; 5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
At our Weekly KLUG meeting we checked out a great new Linux distribution of Chromixium and a few members learned the basics of a publishing program for Linux called Scribus. We also held elections for our board and the results were: Lynden Kirk – President; Bill Lindemann – Secretary and Director; Paul Moreno – Treasurer and Director; Jerry Prevatte – Director.
Next week at the May 12th meeting we will have pizza and beverage and discuss the upcoming study group for the CompTIA Security+ exam, the May 14th combined meeting with the South West Michigan WordPress Meetup Group, and ideas for the future growth of KLUG. We will also have several workstations setup with a variety of Linux distributions for everyone to checkout, so invite a guest that might be interested in joining our group. Please RSVP on the “Meetings Page” so we can right size our pizza order!