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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 Central Meeting March 8th 2007

Filed at 11:45 pm February 9, 2007 under by Chris Farris

World Domination with WordPress

WordPress is the popular OpenSource blog software used by many major and popular blogs. In this presentation ALE regular Chris Farris will demonstrate how to setup wordpress, how to customize its look and feel, neat-o additions and tips for good blogging.

In the process Chris will demonstrate several of the websites and blogs he has setup using wordpress. From the ALE website to his latest project Georgia Legislative Watch you’ll learn how wordpress can be used as a content management system to the engine for an automated news site.

Chris Farris is one of the last surviving founders of the Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts and still maintains the ale.org website and mailing list. He was one of the core organizers of the Atlanta Linux Showcase (1997-2001).
His last presentation for ALE was on OpenWRT on LinkSys routers. He has been using Linux since 1992.

When not doing technical stuff, Chris is Chair of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Georgia – a group dedicated to promoting free market and limited government principals in the GOP. He blogs at The Exercise of Vital Powers.

ALE Central Mtg. for Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007

Filed at 10:46 pm February 5, 2007 under by Ruscetta

The ALE Central presentation for
Thursday, February 8th will be:

Fixing Computers with

— “Help me! My windows broke and it can’t boot up!” —
Are these the words that haunt you every day?
Don’t you wish there was an easier way to diagnose
and repair computers than to haul about a hefty
stack of CD-ROM disks?

Join Brian MacLeod as he explores two options using tools
from the SYSLINUX package by H Peter Anvin. Learn how
to use SYSLINUX to make a USB drive with several useful
tools that will get you into (and clean) nearly any computer.
See how PXELINUX can provide you the same functionality
and keep you from carrying anything at all (so long as you
can access your local network).

Brian MacLeod is an Enterprise Systems Administrator at
Georgia Gwinnett College. Since 1998, he has worked for
Georgia educational institutions as “that computer guy” and
has tickered with Linux since 1999. Currently, he serves as the
Linux Administrator at GGC and continues developing tools
for the tech support folks so that they, too, will never have to
haul around a stack of CD’s again.

Meeting time is 7:30pm to ~9:30pm
Directions to Emory Law School are at the
Central Meeting link on the side bar.

ALE-NE February Meeting – Feb 1, 2007 7:30PM – CANCELLED

Filed at 6:35 pm February 1, 2007 under by Michael Still

ALE-NE is cancelled for Feb.