KLUG MEETING OF TUESDAY, August 19, 2014, 7 TO 9PM

Attendees: Paul Moreno, Matt Collin, Lynden Kirk, Charles Stemlay, Bill Lindemann. Mat Collin demonstrated Pirate Box.  The group was able to connect to the Pirate Box wirelessly and share files, chat, and leave messages in the forum.  We started a discussion of old software and computers we had in our individual collections and Charles Stemlay More »

KLUG MEETING OF TUESDAY, August 12, 2014, 7 TO 9PM

Attendees: Paul Moreno, Charles Stemlay, Lynden Kirk, Tom Phillips, Al Hollaway,  Bill Lindemann  and Jim Strickland. Lynden Kirk gave a presentation of the free Virtualization Tools: VMware vs. VirtualBox.   More »

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

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

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. Discussed Tor Project which prevents people from learning your location or browsing habits. Had a Google Hangout with Jim Strickland.   More »

Category Archives: Linux Distros

July 15th KLUG Meeting Notes

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pi1 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, January 14, 2014, 7 TO 9PM

 

Attendees: Paul Moreno, Bill Lindemann, Tom Phillips and Rick Knowlton.

Introduced Korora 20 Linux Distro.

                 http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=korora

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KLUG MEETING OF TUESDAY, November 26, 2013, 7 TO 9PM.

KLUG 11-26-13penguin-using-computerAttendees: Paul Moreno, Bob Snyder, Jim Strickland and Bill Lindemann.

Introduced Mint 15 to Jim Strickland via install disc.

Remember to support the Kalamazoo Linux User Group by navigating to: www.kalamazoolinux.org and clicking the Google Ad. – Thank you, Paul Moreno

 

KLUG MEETING OF THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013, 5 TO 7PM.

Attendees: Paul Moreno, Bill Lindemann, Andy Borka, Jim Strickland, David Stagowski, Tom Phillips and John Davidson. Paul Moreno gave a presentation of Amahi, a powerful, simple home server.

Amahi is software that runs on a dedicated PC as a central computer for your home. It handles your entertainment, storage, and computing needs. You can store, organize and deliver your recorded TV shows, videos and music to media devices in your network. Share them locally or safely around the world. And it’s expandable with a multitude of one-click install apps.

www.amahi.org

 

KLUG MEETING OF TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013, 7 TO 9PM.

Attendees: Paul Moreno, Bill Lindemann, Tom Phillips, Roger Miller, John Davidson and Tom Snyder.

Offered Ubuntu One:  free 5 gigabytes storage in the “Cloud”

Installed Kubuntu 10:10 on Tom Phillips old Desktop.

Note: Next week’s meeting will be held at the same location but on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 between 5 and 7pm!

Note the different day and time!!

Linux Puppy 5.5 Slacko

Recently installed Linux Puppy 5.5 Slacko on a Dell C600 with 512mb RAM Looks like a fit for this hardware except can’t handle Google+ Hangouts very well.  We will be exploring all the niffy applications that are pre-installed with this Distro over the coming weeks.

IPCOP Linux Firewall

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Installed a IPCOP firewall in my office this week and I’m looking forward to monitoring, filtering, shaping traffic, and stopping bad packets.