Gary Bummer will be giving a presentation about his new servers which are commodity blade systems (4 full-blown systems in a 2U rack mount case) from Silicon Mechanics. The group will be meeting at the usual place (EPS 259) at the usual time (7PM) but after everyone has arrived we will walk across campus to where Gary has the servers. Since the Fall semester has started there won't be any problems with the doors being locked.
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.