Welcome to the

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 --
For information about upcoming weekly and monthly meetings, please check the ALE Meetup Group Calendar. We do not, and never will, require anyone to sign up with Meetup (or any other service) to attend any of our meetings; we only use it as an additional platform to connect with others in the local Atlanta area who are also interested in Linux.

ALE-Central Meeting: Tuesday May 15, 2018 @ 7:30 PM — “Upping Your Game With My Linux Tool Tricks”

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This month, we have a presentation on Linux Tools by Al Snow: “Upping Your Game With My Linux Tool Tricks”. Based on its reception at November’s DC770 meeting, it is expected to exceed our normal hour-and-a-half.

Al Snow has had a long career using Unix (Bell Labs/Unix,
SunOS, Solaris, HPUX, Mac OSX) and Linux (Ubuntu, Debian/Kali).

Synopsis:
Al has created a list of 36 questions that we will go through
together and learn more about 12+ different Linux software tools.
Al will hand out the questions before the meeting so you can
get a head start.

Example question:–
What one-line command do you use to create a word list from a text file?

Graciously hosted by the Decatur Makers (https://www.meetup.com/Decatur-Makers/) on West Ponce de Leon.

Please follow the DM parking advice: Although there is parking available in the church parking lot at the makerspace, we suggest you consider parking across the street or around the corner in the neighborhood to avoid conflicting with a pre-existing weekly Tuesday night church event.

For more information about upcoming meetings, visit https://www.meetup.com/ALE-Atlanta-Linux-Enthusiasts/

KSU-Marietta InstallFest Spring 2018

Filed at 7:43 am under by JD P

When: Saturday, Feb 3rd 2018 from 10am until 12:30pm
Where: KSU-Marietta, Atrium Bldg, Room #152; directions
What: Free Installation Help. Volunteers requested.
Cost = $0

 

ALE/KSU 2017 InstallFest

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ALE/KSU  2017 InstallFest

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

When: Saturday, September 16th 2017 from 10am until 5pm
Where: KSU-Marietta, Atrium Bldg; directions
What: 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 mailing list bounce issues

Filed at 7:26 am under by Robert

The ALE mailing list software is currently experiencing a problem delivering messages to multiple people, which has resulted in it blocking multiple subscribers for excessive bounces to their email accounts. The problem’s currently being investigated. If you’ve noticed that you haven’t received any email from the ALE list recently but are still interested in receiving mail from the list, please log in to the list subscription settings page at http://mail.ale.org/mailman/options/ale (yes, it’s HTTP and not HTTPS, and the password you use for the ALE mailing list should definitely NOT be similar to any other passwords you use anywhere else; Mailman stores them all in plain text so that it can send it back to you if you forget, and by default sends a monthly reminder email of your password) and confirm that the “Mail Delivery” option is set to “Enabled”. Thank you!

JD: This has mainly been seen with gmail, but other large email providers may also be impacted. If you aren’t on gmail and see this issue, please let one of the group organizers know.

ALE Monthly Meeting May 16, 2017

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Title: Salt Stack - A Brief Overview

When: 7:30p on Tuesday 5/16/2017

Where: Decatur Makers, 605 W. Ponce De Leon Ave, Decatur, GA
https://www.meetup.com/ALE-Atlanta-Linux-Enthusiasts/events/238409932/
Please follow the special parking instructions.

Abstract:
There’s lots of choices today when it comes to managing and automating your infrastructure.  With an ever growing demand for  automation, event-driven infrastructure, and split-second reactions, SaltStack is an outstanding choice to maintain your farm.  Whether your farm is 5 snowflake pets or more than 10,000 head of cattle, consider spreading a little Salt across your servers to make everything taste a little better.

Bio:
Kyle has been using Linux since college in early 2009.  He broke into the IT industry with a front-line support role at Rackspace before moving into an Operations role at WP Engine and later a DevOps role at Macy’s Systems and Technology.  He is a hobbyist, always itching to learn new technologies to expand his resume and grow as a SysAdm and DevOps Engineer.  His resume can be found at https://resume.brieden.org.

 

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