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 CENTRAL MTG. for Thurs., May 21st, 2009

Filed at 6:14 pm May 18, 2009 under by Ruscetta

The feature presentation at the ALE Central Meeting
at 7:30pm on Thursday, May 21st, will be:

“The Wonderful Widgets of Wx, Python Style”
as presented by the often distracted
but always erudite Charles Shapiro

— Follow our intrepid coder into the dark thickets of cross-platform
GUI programming as we explore the exciting world of wxPython,
a Python interface to the excellent WxWidgets C library. This talk
will feature a close look at some toy programs and a demonstration
of an actual, complete WxPython application.

— 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 seriously committed GNU 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.

The Spring 2009 ALE Ubuntu Linux Install Fest

Filed at 11:26 am May 12, 2009 under by Ruscetta

Let the helpful Open Support Communities of Ubuntu GA
& ALE help you upgrade to the totally Free, Freedom Friendly
and Permanent ESCAPE from the “PANE” of Windows computer
diseases by joining us for

The Spring, 2009
ALE Ubuntu

Linux Install Fest

Saturday, May 16, 2009, 9:30am to 5:00pm
at Emory Law School Gambrell Hall, Room 5e

[ Directions to Gambrell Hall ]

ALE Ubuntu Linux Install Fests are open to anyone and everyone
who uses information technology in their work or their play, but
shares a desire to make their computer experience as pleasant
and engaging as possible. Discover the best in Familiar, Modern,
User Friendly, Fully Secure and Hardware Compatible solutions
that Free Software has to offer. Explore the Freedom Friendly
computer tools that set you Free to actually enjoy your personal
information technology again!

The Open Source development model of GNU Linux programs
generates the most secure and reliable software possible.
Let the OSS and IT professionals of Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
and Ubuntu-Georgia show you the most popular free choices
in healthy, robust software and answer your questions about
Open Source and freedom friendly GNU Linux computing.


We’ll be providing the knowledge, parts and tools to make it
easy for you to extend the life of your PC systems and keep
them out of the landfill! With a Linux OS your existing PC will
be immune from Windows diseases and spyware, so it will
be faster, more functional, more friendly and more fun to run
than ever! We will have monitors, mice, keyboards and
internet access on hand so that all you have to bring
is your working laptop or desktop CPU with a working CD
or DVD drive. Whether exploring or installing Ubuntu
Linux, the process is SYSTEM SAFE: by default, the demo
and install tools will retain all of your existing environments,
programs and data files.


The full list of support at the 2009 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 trying Linux on your AMD/Intel system with an Ubuntu
Live CD that lets you explore and test the free Linux Desktop environment
and dozens of useful free applications that are included.
— 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 v9.04 “Jaunty Jackalope” Live Install CD along
with other Linux OSS package disks will be available to everyone attending.
— Demonstrations of the free Ubuntu Desktop and other major Open Source
software like Open Office packages will be offered at the Install Fest.
— 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 “Jaunty Jackalope” 9.04 release specifically,
please visit Ubuntu.com
Note that free Ubuntu Live CD’s can also be ordered, requested or downloaded
for burning anytime atUbuntu.com/getUbuntu

To get a broader view taste of the many choices in Free,
Freedom Friendly, Open Source Operating Environments,
visit DistroWatch.com

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