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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 --
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 NW for Thursday, September 21st

Filed at 3:36 pm September 18, 2006 under by Chris Farris

ALE NW will be held this Thursday, September 21st at 7:30PM at The Weather Channel in the Windy Hill Area.

Map to Site

We will start as soon as everyone has arrived and been escorted to the meeting room. As always, please try to be at the office by 7:15-7:30. We will proceed upstairs at 7:30 for the meeting.

This month’s presenter will be Raylynn Knight, ALE list regular.

The topic will be:

The Hobbit Monitoring System

Please do bring your questions, and we’ll see you there this Thursday!

Raylynn did a wonderful presentation on Hobbit. I’ve attached a link to his file for your convenience:


ALE Central Mtg. for Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006

Filed at 11:22 am September 12, 2006 under by Ruscetta

Our presentation for September 14th will be

“How to Cheat and Win with
Clustering for Fun and Profit”

presented by
Vernard Martin

Linux is the current king of the high performance clustering market.
We’ll give a short history of clustering with Linux and talk about ways
to build an enterprise class cluster on a shoestring budget.

Bio: Vernard Martin is a founding member of ALE and a Senior Problem
Wrangler for the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University
where he runs their computer server environment. He has been using
Linux longer than any sane human being would admit to and recently
retired from being a graduate student at GA Tech. He lives in Atlanta,
GA with with his cat Lietenant and of course, his own baby cluster.

Some general background on Linux clustering may be found at
the Linux Clustering Information Center:
Meeting time is 7:30pm to ~9:30pm
Directions to ALE Central meetings at Emory
Law School are linked on ALE.org side bar.

ALE-NE – Thursday Sept 7, 2006 – Cacti and Network Monitoring – 7:30PM EST

Filed at 5:17 pm September 7, 2006 under by Michael Still

We will be shooting from the hip this month doing some playing around with Cacti and network monitoring tools. Very loose and informal as always.

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