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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.

ITT / ALE / Source Freedom Linux Fest: Sat., August 14, 2010

Filed at 1:22 am July 27, 2010 under by Ruscetta

ITT Tech – CNS Events
in cooperation with
Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts and Source Freedom
presents an

An ALE / SourceFreedom Linux Fest

Saturday, August 14, 9am to 5pm

Hosted by ITT Technical Institute, Atlanta Campus:
485 Oak Place, Atlanta, GA 30349
(At the corner of Atlanta South Parkway and Oak Place)

— Free Linux OS Live/Install Distro Discs Including: Ubuntu,
SUSE, Fedora, CentOS, Puppy Linux, DSL, etc.
— Free Expert Help Installing and Configuring
Linux on your own machine.
— Seminars by Experts on Various Topics
— Free WiFi Available
— Free Drinks and Pizza provided by ITT Tech
— And More!!!

For full details, see (and share!) the event POSTER!

To get involved as a presenter, a contributor or in
any other volunteer capacity, send an email to
Michael Halton at ITT Tech

ALE CENTRAL MTG. for Thursday, July 15, 2010

Filed at 12:46 pm July 12, 2010 under by Ruscetta

The feature presentation at the ALE Central Meeting
at 7:30pm on Thursday, July 15, 2010 will be:

“An OpenSUSE 11.3 Launch Party!”
with Chuck Payne, regional OpenSUSE Ambassador

Come and be one of the first to get copies of OpenSUSE 11.3,
the lastest release from the OpenSUSE Community, plus learn
more about the OpenSUSE Build Service 2.0 and the “Li-F-E”
(Linux For Education) distribution.

— The openSUSE Project is a community program sponsored by Novell,
AMD and IP Exchange. Its main goal is promoting the use of Linux
everywhere by developing the OpenSUSE Linux distribution and by
providing an environment for open source collaboration through tools
such as the OpenSUSE Build Service. Since it is an open project,
anyone can contribute to the OpenSUSE project by editing the wiki,
translating the distribution, creating software patches, developing
rpm packages, reporting bugs or suggesting features.

The goals of the OpenSUSE project include:
* Make OpenSUSE the easiest Linux distribution for anyone to
obtain and the most widely used open source platform.
* Provide an environment for open source collaboration that
makes OpenSUSE the world’s best Linux distribution for both new
and experienced Linux users.
* Dramatically simplify and open the development and packaging
processes to make OpenSUSE the platform of choice for Linux kernel
and application developers.
* Become the simplest Linux distribution while providing a
maximum number of packages.

— Chuck Payne is a Linux System Administrator who has been an
an active member of the OpenSUSE community since October,
2009, becoming an Ambassador for OpenSUSE in April, 2009.
He has given talks at Atlanta, Texas and Southeast Linux Fests
to spread the word about OpenSUSE to the masses while
handing out a few cute stuffed “Geekos”. He was working for
the Travel Channel Media as one of their Linux admin until
June 2010.

Related Links:
SUSE Studio

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
at http://mail.ale.org/?page_id=2