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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.

The Fall 2008 ALE Ubuntu Linux Install Fest

Filed at 2:40 am October 24, 2008 under by Ruscetta

Let the Linux Support Communities of Ubuntu & ALE help you Upgrade
to the Free, Painless and Permanent cure for every PC computer disease!

Discover the Healthy Freedom of GPL Open Source
& Linux Internet Computing!

ALE Linux Install Fests are designed to welcome anyone and everyone who
works, plays or tinkers with computers to expand their knowledge of the
many Familiar, User Friendly and Hardware Compatible solutions for
enhancing your digital experience. Learn about all the Industry Leading
options in free software and operating environments that can help you
escape from the endless cycle of commercial computer viruses and
spyware at:

The Fall 2008 Ubuntu Linux

Install Fest

Saturday, November 8, 10:00am to 5:00pm
at Emory Law School Gambrell Hall, Room 5e

[ Directions to Gambrell Hall ]

Generous, friendly and informed Open Source technology professionals
from Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts and Ubuntu-Georgia will be availabe all day
to demo the most popular free choices in virus free software and answer
your questions about Open Source, freedom friendly Linux computing.

Experts will be on hand with the knowledge, tools and peripherals to
make it easy for you to extend the life of your current PC systems and
keep them out of the landfill! Make your PC faster, more useful, more
functional, more friendly and disease free! Free CD and DVD copies of
Ubuntu and other Open Source Linux Software bundles will be available
for anyone to try or install!

We help provide all the monitors, mice, keyboards and support systems
so that all you have to bring is your laptop or computer CPU case.
Experimenting or Installing Ubuntu Linux is entirely SYSTEM SAFE, too!
By default, the Ubuntu exploration and installation processes will retain
all of your existing environments, programs and data files.


The full list of free fun for the Fall 2008 ALE Ubuntu Install Fest will include:
— Hands on demo systems where you can experiment with all that Linux offers
and find out just how simple and familiar free computing choices are.
— Assistance with safely booting your AMD/Intel PC or Mac with an Ubuntu Live
Install CD so you can freely explore and test the free Linux Desktop environment
and any of the many dozens of useful free programs that are included, all without
making any changes to your existing system whatsoever.
— Knowledgeable, patient help with installing Linux onto your system hard drive
when you decide that Free Computer Freedom is a really great deal!
— Free Copies of the Ubuntu v8.10 “Intrepid Ibex” Live Install CD (as well as
other Linux OSS package disks) will be available to everyone attending.
Note that free Ubuntu Live CD’s can also be ordered, requested or downloaded
for burning anytime atUbuntu.com/getUbuntu
— Demonstrations of the free Ubuntu Desktop and other major Open Source
software like Open Office packages will be offered at the Install Fest.
— Light refreshments will be available throughout the day and lunch will be
available for a modest contribution.
— A plethora of Linux & Ubuntu experts at the ready to assist with any questions
about anything involving Open Source, Linux and Ubuntu.

To learn more about Ubuntu GNU Linux and the
Ubuntu “Intrepid Ibex” 8.10 release specifically,
please visit Ubuntu.com

To get a taste of all the choices in Free,
Open Source Operating Environments,
visit DistroWatch.com

For any additional information needs, please contact:
Aaron Ruscetta, 404.315.0406 // aruscetta@gmail.com

ALE CENTRAL MTG. for Thurs., October 16th, 2008

Filed at 9:22 am October 8, 2008 under by Ruscetta

The feature presentation at our ALE Central Meeting for
7:30pm, Thursday, October 16th, will be:

*The Joy of Coova”
— or —
“How I Learned to Stop Worrying
and Love Radio Networking”

as presented by the mildly paranoid but
always radiant Charles Shapiro

— During this program you will witness how our intrepid narrator
conquered his paranoia and installed a WiFi hotspot on his network,
exposing it to the nefarious wiles of all hackers, spammers, and
other evil characters within a 100-yard radius of his home, protected
only by the fig-leaf of a click-through agreement form.

Featuring coova, a build-your-own-hot-spot kit built on OpenWRT,
the linux distribution designed to run on your WiFi router.
With explicit, never-before-shown details on troubleshooting
and other digital hilarity.

— Charles Shapiro is a fan of fencing, juggling, gadgetry, RC toys
and most anything the lesser world considers “geek” or “gear head”.
Consistent to this calling he has been a professional programmer for
over 10 years, specializing in C and unix with a couple years of C++,
Perl and a plethora of Python in the mix. He can type faster than
most people can talk, is a Linux Lunacy Cruise alumnae, a liberty
minded friend of the EFF and a committed Linux zealot since 1996.

We will be meeting at Emory Law School in our
usual Gambrel Hall, room 1C venue.
Meeting time frame is 7:30pm to ~9:30pm
Directions to Emory Law School can be found
via the side bar link.