One Laptop Per Child volunteer project - The Big Sky Science Partnership has ten OLPC laptops (a mix of XO-1.0 and XO-1.5 models) that need to be upgraded to the latest firmware and OS. We may also be adding some additional Sugar activities.
Those who attend will be given instructions on how to do the OLPC software upgrades and perform them. The process should take 5 to 10 minutes per laptop. This is an excellent opportunity to get some hands on with the OLPC.
Topic: Overview of the Virtual Bridges VERDE VDI solution that is based on Linux and KVM by Scott Dowdle.
Topic: One Laptop Per Child Update
Caryl Bigenho has loaned us an OLPC XO-1.5 unit. What we have in our OLPC Lending Library are XO-1 laptops. The new XO-1.5 looks the same on the outside but is completely different inside. The XO-1.5 has also had a major software upgrade with a number of new capabilities.
Come to the meeting and see the XO-1.5 in action.
There are currently two XO-1 units available for loan if anyone is interested.
Topics of discussion include:
- Fedora 13 release
- MontanaLinux F13 remix
- Virtual Bridges VERDE
Location: MSU-Bozeman EPS Building Room 259
Please notice that this meeting has been moved up a week (rather than the last Thursday of April) to line up with the LinuxFest Northwest trip.
Chris Ching will be giving a presentation on KDE 4.4.0 which was available shortly after release for ArchLinux.
Also a topic is general discussion of desktop environments available for Linux... what you like and don't like. Anyone want to represent GNOME, XFCE, or any other desktop?
Nov/Dec BozemanLUG Meeting - Combo meeting for Nov/Dec on the first Thursday of December
Presenter: David Boreham from NuevaSync
Topic: Extreme Debugging -- Cautionary tales from a year spent making cloud sync work.
Description: David will talk about the technical challenges encountered providing over-the-air mobile sync service, as the number of users grew from 100 to 100,000 and beyond. The service runs on a cluster of Linux servers, originally located in downtown Livingston but long ago moved to California in pursuit of cheap and reliable Internet connectivity.
1) What firewall distro to use - by Justin Krohn - He will be showing pfsense, Untangle and a couple of others I believe. When challenged to build a firewall/router system for the local computer gaming club Justin tried out several and discovered exactly how they all differ.
2) Getting to know the competition, Windows 7 - by Scott Dowdle - A brief demonstration and discussion about the recently released Windows 7
3) One Laptop Per Child Lending Lab project - by Scott Dowdle - Discuss what to do with the 10 OLPCs we now have as a lending lab. This is an ongoing topic that will basically become an "every meeting" topic.
For where, when and parking info, see: Meeting Info