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-NE November Meeting – Bootable Linux Boot-Off – Nov. 3, 2005 – 7:30PM

Filed at 12:32 pm October 31, 2005 under by Michael Still

We will be discussing and showing different bootable cd, dvd, or usb flash Linux distros such as Knoppix and others you may not be familiar with.

If you have a favorite bootable distro then bring it and we’ll (you’ll) show it. We encourage participation from the attendees here. If you want to bring a specific distro then let me know and I’ll try and make sure that nobody else brings the same one.

An Open Source Info & Install Event
of Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts

Filed at 11:52 pm October 16, 2005 under by Ruscetta

Whether it’s internet browsers, media players, email clients, writing tools or complete, compatible office productivity suites, Linux and GNU Open Source software are meeting the professional, educational and personal computing needs of millions of people all over the world every day.

Learn how you, too, can liberate your digital information from its proprietary prison. At the GNU COMPUTER FREEDOM FEST, we prove that you don’t have to be a tech head to escape the frustrations of those “Microsoft Moments”. Learn how to liberate your computer creativity with the latest in secure, easy to use, free (as in beer), free (as in speech), high quality GNU Open Source software programs and Linux Xwindow environments for all of your home, school, office and internet applications.

There will be dozens of free CD’s full of GNU software and various Linux distributions** given away at the event, and as a further incentive, we will be giving away a complete*, pre-installed, Linux desktop system (with the hope that it will be won by a starving student or similarly needy GNU Linux newbie).

But whether you come to the GNU COMPUTER FREEDOM FEST to grab the freebies, to help, to learn, to teach, to solve a technical problem or to have a Linux OS** or other GNU software installed on your system, please come prepared to have some fun with computing again!

Saturday, November 5, 9:30am to 5:00pm
Emory University School of Law,
Agnor Room — 3rd floor

(See ALE Central Meeting Directions for maps and parking info)

* Donated computer system will be a 300-600 mhz x86 CPU, min 128 meg
memory, 17″ monitor, keyboard, mouse, cdrom; approx. value ~$280.

** Those interested in having a Linux distribution installed at the GNU
Freedom Fest event, as well as any volunteers offering installation help,
are asked to please register via the REGISTER HERE link at

October ALE-NE – 7:30PM – Oct 6, 2005

Filed at 2:03 pm October 5, 2005 under by Michael Still

This month we will be showing a demo of the Kolab suite interfacing with a Kontact client and also MAPI integration with MS-Outlook.