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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 MTG. for Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Filed at 6:16 pm June 15, 2010 under by Ruscetta

As a departure from our usual meeting format
(since schedules didn’t mesh for securing a feature
presentation), our ALE Central Meeting for 7:30pm
on Thursday, JUNE 17th will be taking the form of:

An Open Discussion on Desirable Distros:
Measuring Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (& Derivatives)
Against the Many Viable Alternatives

presented by the informed, fair minded opinons of
our many ALE Linux Distro Connoisseurs,
— AND —
Accompanied by Ample Supplies of Ubuntu 10.04
Desktop, Server and Kubuntu discs (courtesy of
Nick Ali via Canonical).

— The Desirable Distro Discussion will kick off with a
brief, informal presentation on the fabulous features
and faulted frailties of the latest Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
release, including some comparisons to the Linux MINT
Ubuntu derivative distro. From there we will open the
mic, the podium and the projector to anyone wishing
to display or discuss their own preferences in Linux
distributions and software bundles. Demonstrations
of alternative desktops, window managers, widgets
and system extensions will also be welcome.

ALE Event Coordinator (etc) Aaron Ruscetta will
present the introductory Ubuntu evaluations and
serve as moderator for the discussions.

We will be meeting at our usual venue, Emory Law School,
Gambrel Hall, room 1C. Meeting time frame is 7:30pm to ~9:30pm,
(though we may adjourn to Meltons App & Tap for continutation
of the discussions a little earlier than usual).
Directions to Emory Law School can be found at

Linux Install Event at Lanier Tech! Sat., June 5th, 2010

Filed at 11:49 am June 3, 2010 under by Ruscetta

Our friends at Lanier Tech are holding a Linux / Ubuntu Install Fest
this coming Saturday, June 5th, 10am to 4pm (with final “start an
installation” deadline set at 2pm).

The Install Event is being held in their main building computer
classrooms (look for signs) on the Lanier Tech Forsyth Campus:
7745 Majors
Road Cumming, GA
(near Exit 13 off Georgia 400)

This is a follow up to Linux applications demonstrations at
their recent Student Appreciation Day picnic and should
be well attended.

Their event notice can be found HERE.

Map and directions links can be found at THIS PAGE.
(Note that Google maps is slightly off and shows the campus
entry on the opposite side of Ronnie highway.)

Persons interested in attending via Car Pool from the Decatur
area should contact Aaron Ruscetta: