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. — 7:30pm Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012

Filed at 12:19 pm November 12, 2012 under by Ruscetta

Our Featured Presentation for the
Thursday, Nov. 15th , 7:30pm
ALE Central meeting will be

Reduction in a Land of
VMs and Small Devices

presented by
Brian MacLeod

— Files everywhere, multiple computers in rooms, and a network that keeps
falling behind the times. Sounds like your workplace, right? For many
of us, this also describes our home.
— This maddening mix led to a reformulation of my digital home life that
scraps old servers and desktops for Virtual Machines and network “appliance”
devices to restore sanity, reduce power consumption, and improve reliability.
Armed with a little common sense and tools from the Linux sysadmin world,
engineering a better solution comes into reach.
:: Tools mentioned: NFS, Ansible, CFengine, SSH, OpenVPN
:: Tech level: beginner, overview

— Brian MacLeod is a Systems Engineer with PACE at Georgia Tech, working
on OS management, storage, and backup infrastructure for researchers
to use in their computing needs.

The meeting will be held at Emory Law School in our
usual Gambrel Hall, room 1C venue.
Our meeting time frame is 7:30pm to ~9:20pm
Directions to Emory Law School can be found at

ALE-NW@SPSU MTG. — 7:30pm Thurs., November 8th, 2012

Filed at 8:17 pm November 5, 2012 under by Ruscetta

The next ALE-NW@SPSU meeting is being held
Thursday, November 8th, 2012 at 7:30pm in room J-266
of the Atrium (J) building on the SPSU campus.

The feature presentation will be:
Getting Started with Linux
On the Amazon Cloud
with Orlando Karam

– Amazon Web Services are among the most popular
“infrastructure-as-a-service” offerings on the internet;
they let you easily run Linux (and other OSs) as virtual
machines on Amazon’s infrastructure. In this talk, we
will give a brief introduction to capability and pricing,
and talk about how to start VMs from the web or from
scripts with the boto python library.

Speaker Bio:

– Orlando Karam was born in the US but grew up in
Mexico. He got hooked up with Unix while a grad student
at Tulane University, and has been running Linux on
servers and laptops for more than 15 years. He teaches
computer science at Southern Polytechnic State University,
and is starting to use AWS for research and development.

For a campus map and a link to directions please see
Parking in non reserved spaces in the P60 deck is best.
Building J, the Atrium building, is a short distance east
of the parking deck.
ALE-NW@SPSU meetings are open events and we hope
you will join us! Also remember that topic suggestions
and presentation offers the meetings can be emailed to
[ jdp (at) algoloma (dot) com]