678-333-8491 (10a to 10p est)
Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
c/o Jim Kinney
Emory University School of Medicine
Department of BioMedical Informatics
36 Eagle Row, Suite 588
Atlanta, GA 30322
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.
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!
7:30pm Thursday, January 15th, 2015
Emory Campus PAIS Bldg., Rm 561
A DIALOG: ALE in a Changing Internet Landscape
As we all know, the world of technology is changing in both good
and not so good ways. These changes are clearly being felt at ALE.
How can ALE continue to be relevant in a walled garden world of
Facebook and Hangouts and Meetups? Should the walled garden
be viewed as a new conquest?
Linux no longer has to struggle for recognition or relevance. ALE
has been part of the pointy end of the stick that has forced the
changes where Linux is now seen as not just a means to a cost
effective end but an essential element in all phases of electronic life.
Except for the desktop.
Apple is increasingly viewed as a viable desktop for schools and
personal use. They are making the push into business desktop uses
as well. Is this a good thing for the continued freedoms, and
responsibilities, that Linux systems offer?
Join in the discussion of ALE future and Linux changes. Please
bring a laptop, tablet or pen and paper. The meeting focus is not
just what can be done, but more importantly _who_ is going to
be doing it. The room seats 30. It needs to be standing room only
for this one.
Topic: Linux Virtualization Overview, Details, Optimizations and Questions
Date: 11/13 @ 7:30p – 9:30p-ish
Where: SPSU J-266
Server virtualization is the default in most enterprises today. Running directly
on hardware is the exception.
We’ll discuss the differences between the different methods to virtualize
hardware, operating systems, applications and application engines available on
Linux systems today. Pros and cons for each, how to optimize each and discuss
items of interest from the audience.
Xen, KVM, LXC, Docker, VirtualBox, VMware ESXi will be included.
ALE-NW **usually** meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at the SPSU campus. Please mark this on your calendar as a reoccurring meeting. The group usually adjourns to the Marietta Diner after the formal meeting.
ALE-NW@SPSU meetings are open events and we hope you will join us! We generally meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month, but always watch the ale.org email list for specifics. Also remember that topic suggestions and presentation offers for the meetings can be emailed to [ jdp (at) algoloma (dot) com] or [griggs (dot) andy (at) gmail (dot) com]
ALE-NW works closely with the GA-400 Linux Group: http://www.meetup.com/GA-400-Linux-Group/ Meets most Sundays to discuss Linux. Very newby friendly group.
Fall 2014 Schedule:
TOPIC – Systemd: Love it, hate it, it’s here!
When: 7:30p Oct 16, 2014
Ask JimK – directions on left are not correct. Suggest looking through email archives.
UPDATE: See link on left for directions to ALE Central Meetings.
A general discussion of systemd with no real focus other than to dispel myths and introduce the system to those who have had it forced upon them. Q&A will be taken, of course, if there is time.
There’s not a lot to say: for most people, it’s completely under the hood. For the rest, we’ll talk a bit about all that can be done with it:
> systemd journal
> D-Bus, KD-Bus, PolicyKit
> Easy service prototyping and development
> Virtual machines as system services
> And more!
BIO – Michael B. Trausch is an independent consultant and developer performing all manner of IT services using free software, including network systems administration and programming (in many different and often disliked languages). He works from home (when everything is going well…) and devotes much of his time to parenting his kids Ben and Amelia. He is an advocate for free software, public education, and freedom in general, accepting the responsibilities that
come with it. He is also obsessed with typography and Unicode, and
drinks way too much coffee.