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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 December 1, 2005 7:30 PM

Filed at 11:33 pm November 28, 2005 under by Michael Still

We will be demonstrating Asterisk@Home along with other cool VoIP technologies.

“The Asterisk@Home project enables the home user to quickly set up a VOIP Asterisk PBX. A web GUI makes configuration and operation easy. We also provide an xPL (home automation) interface for easy interaction with other devices in the home.”

See: Asterisk@Home

Late breaking:

We will also have a new beta version of a Sangoma FXO/FXS card on hand to show. This card will be added to the product portfolio here: Sangoma TDM Products

ALE Central for November 10, 7:30pm

Filed at 2:54 am November 8, 2005 under by Ruscetta

The feature topic for the November ALE central meeting
will be an overview of Classcaster, a blog system supporting
telephony messaging and podcasting:

“Classcaster is a course blogging system that provides faculty,
librarians, and staff of CALI member schools with a new way to
interact with students and communities. A Classcaster blog
provides authors with tools for posting not only traditional blog
articles but also tools for podcasting and sharing any documents
and/or files with students and communities.”

( More at http://www.classcaster.org )

Our presenter will be Elmer Masters, Director of Internet
Development for the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal
Instruction ( CALI, http://www.cali.org ).
He is also an admin of the Teknoids mailing list and website
( http://www.teknoids.net ) and blogs at
http://www.content4.symphora.com/ .

Great Participation at GNU Freedom Fest

Filed at 2:31 am under by Ruscetta

Thanks to all who attended and made our GNU Freedom Fest
Info & Install day such a great event!

I know we can count at least half dozen newbies that we aided
with distro installs, problem solving or detailed Linux info. We
even helped a fellow from Texas lasso his laptop challenges:

“I want to thank ALE for all the help I received on Saturday
at the Freedom Fest. Everyone was very helpful and stuck
with me for HOURS working through partitioning problems,
dual boot problems, permissions problems and display drivers
problems. It would have been hard for me to figure all that
out by myself. I even got some great swag!”
– Bradley
(The guy from Dallas with the HP laptop
with Ubuntu Breezy and XP dual boot.)

As with all our ALE Install Fests of the past few years, special
thanks go to Harold Bieber for arranging the great space,
supplying the power strips & network connections and
collecting all the Linux books for door prizes. (With the help
of his Ximian web monkey, of course.)

Special thanks also go out to Bob Stevens and Trey Sizemore
for their help with SUSE installations, the Novell Linux Desktop
distro packages and the great Novell and SUSE hat swag!

So hey… lets do this again sometime in the Spring! :-)