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. on Thurs., Sept. 17th

ATLANTA LINUX FEST on Sat. Sept. 19th

Filed at 4:13 pm September 13, 2009 under by Ruscetta

A big reminder that Software Freedom Day is Saturday,
Sept. 19th and ALE is encouraging all Atlanta freedom fans
to celebrate by attending the second annual

Saturday, September 19th, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Click on the ALF link banner in the right column to see the full details.


And as a warm up to all the info and activities at the ALF,
we have a great presentation scheduled for the ALE Central
Meeting on Thursday, September 17th, 2009 at 7:30pm that
should be of interest to all Linux users:

“All Your Device Are Belong to UDEV!”
with Ryan Matty of Prefetch Technologies

Whether a disk drive, a USB slot or an ethernet port, Linux manages
most of the various data transport components of your system as DEVICES.
The mechanics and capabilities of Linux device management underwent
a pretty significant overhaul with the release of the 2.6 kernel in 2004,
where DevFS was removed in favor of the UDev device management
framework. This presentation will give an overview of UDev, and will
show how it can be used to handle all of your Linux device management

– Ryan Matteson (aka matty) is a long time Linux user, and has been a
member of ALE for close to 8 years. In addition to hacking code, Ryan
thoroughly enjoys evaluating new technology and sharing his findings
with the world through his blog at prefetch.net.

We will be meeting at our usual Emory Law School venue,
Gambrel Hall, rm 1C. Meeting time frame is 7:30pm to ~9:30pm
Directions to Emory Law School can be found at