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Thursday, September 20, 2012
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Raspberry PiJoin us this month for a demonstration of the amazing Raspberry Pi! This small board computer runs on USB power and loads from an SD card. It provides composite and HDMI (high definition) video output, audio, and USB ports. The $35 model includes 256MB RAM and a 100Mbit ethernet port. See the Raspberry Pi site for more information on the hardware.

We will be showing what it's like to run different Linux distros on this hardware and will demonstrate it running one or more retro game system emulators (NES, Master System, etc.).

Refreshments will be provided.

Meeting Thursday, September 20, 7PM, at:
Lannocc Technologies
1440 Grand Ave
Billings

(directly behind China Express)

See you there!


Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Venue: The small meeting room at the Missoula Public Library
Topic: Missoula Linux User Group Reboot / Kickoff discussion


Thursday, September 27, 2012
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Open topic this month. I will be bringing an the OLPC XO-1.75 system for show and tell.


Thursday, October 18, 2012
Start: 7:30 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Join the BillingsLUG as we demonstrate features and compare the differences between two common Linux distributions and why the Open Source model is so beneficial to computer users and developers alike.

Debian GNU/Linux began in 1993 as an alternative to the buggy Softlanding Linux System of that time. It is known for relatively strict adherence to the philosophies of Unix and free software and focuses on stability and security.

Ubuntu is one of many distributions based upon Debian and is the most popular Linux distribution on desktop/laptop personal computers. Beginning as a fork of Debian in 2004, Ubuntu is known to provide a more "user-friendly" operating system and offers additional cutting-edge software not found in stable Debian. Ubuntu is an excellent example of how the open source model facilitates the legal adoption and changes of existing software to fit new requirements.

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This month we would like to welcome you to show up early for a free viewing of Revolution OS on the projector before the meeting, beginning at 6:15 PM. Revolution OS is a 2001 documentary film that traces the twenty-year history of GNU, Linux, open source, and the free software movement.

Refreshments will be available.

Meeting venue:
Lannocc Technologies, 1440 Grand Ave, Billings
(directly behind China Express)


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