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Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts

Promoting Linux and Open Source Software Freedom in Atlanta Since 1994
Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts (ALE) is a diverse group of friendly people who enjoy the freedoms and benefits of GNU Linux Computing and Free Liberating Open Source Software technologies. From novices to network administrators, from smart phones to data centers, we strive to empower every information technology user with freely distributable software and to improve every computing environment with the superior security, functionality and flexibility of Open Source Operating System solutions. -- more about ALE --

ALE-Central November meeting 11-19-2015 7:30pm

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November’s topic will be LVM, Logical Volume Management. What it is, how it works, how to use it and when not to use it will be discussed. Additionally some “gotcha’s” that cause heartburn will be covered as well.
We will meet at 7:30 at the ALE-Central location.

ALE-Central Meeting – Oct 15, 2015 @ 7:30pm

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It’s time for another ALE-Central meeting!

Your truly will discuss factors to consider when designing a Linux cluster for various types of needs. Cluster types include: web servers, database replication, file servers, HPC systems, and the most important type, backup servers.

As usual, we will meet at the ALE-Central location at 7:30, talk about stuff for about an hour and a half or so and then relocate to Meltons for post meeting snacks and libations.

5th Annual ALE InstallFest

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ALE 2015 InstallFest

Visit the ALE InstallFest event page to learn more and sign up.

When: Saturday, September 12th 2015 from 10am until 5pm
Where: Near I-75 and South Loop 120 in Marietta, GA
What: Free Linux Disks and Free Installation Help. Cost = $0

What is Linux?
GNU/Linux is a free and open source software operating system for computers. It is commonly used instead of commercial Microsoft or Apple products There are very capable desktop and server versions of Linux all freely available. An InstallFest is a public outreach effort
by ALE volunteers.

ALE merging with GA-400 Linux meetups

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Things are moving along on this. I (Jim Kinney) became the official organizer of the GA-400 site about a week ago. The folks at Meetup.com have been very helpful in the transition.

Some stuff that’s needed is a new banner. The old ALE banner is looking dated. Maybe it’s time to generate a new one – 960x160px. Got an offer to help from Jason (THANKS!!) so between the two of us we may have some to look in a a short time.

JD has been a huge help in wrangling/hijacking helping make this merger happen :-)  Ever few days now I get a phone call or email from a new person looking at ALE because of the GA 400 group pointing them our way.

As soon as we figure out how, we will setup some sub groups to accommodate the growing distance between meeting – central, top-end, NW and now Southside. YAY!

July is systemd month!

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Systemd may have been a crushing blow to the long-time adherents of the prior init process(es). Let’s dig into what it is, how to use it and what makes it a good choice for init replacement.

The system has to start up somehow. It may as well start with some smarts.

Jim Kinney will be the presenter and he promises to have his laptop actually connecting to the video screen this time.


Usual time – 7:30PM

Usual place – Emory Campus Department of BioMedical Informatics

Usual post meeting refreshments at Melton’s app and tap


The slide show from the talk is posted as LibreOffice ODP and here as PDF

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