KLUG Jan 5 2016 Meeting

Scott Flies his big drone for KLUG Group.

Scott Flies his big drone for KLUG Group.

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.

Rasperry Pi Weekend

A Raspberry Pi Weekend coming:

Friday, January 29, 2016 5:00 PM to Sunday, January 31, 2016, 5:00 PM
at the: Air Zoo East Campus, 3101 East Milham, Kalamazoo, MI {Map}

Fee: $10.00 /per person

Maker Weekend: Raspberry Pi

Friday, Jan 29, 2016, 5:00 PM

Air Zoo East Campus
3101 East Milham Kalamazoo, MI

5 Makers Attending

It’s finally here! The Raspberry Pi weekend. This time for real.Come learn about programming and computers using the amazing, little, $35 computer called the Raspberry Pi. Absolutely no experience or prior knowledge required. The Rasberry Pi was built to help teach computer science to people with no background in computing!All materials provided!…

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Computer Donation

Kalamazoo Linux Users Group making our sixth computer donation of 2015 at The White Oaks Retirement Residence in Lawton MI.

PC Donation White Oaks

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.

KLUG Meeting November 10th 2015

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.

KLUG Meeting of October 27, 2015

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

September 15th KLUG Meeting

091515_Klug_MeetingLast 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.

KLUG Meeting May 26, 2015

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.

May 19th KLUG Meeting

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.

May 5th Klug Meeting

IMG_20150505_195207At 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!

KLUG Meeting Feb 10th

IMG_20150210_193839We had a very lively meeting this week and discussed Linux commands and creating a duel boot Linux on a Windows 8 machine.

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