Friday, March 17, 2017

Boston Linux and Unix InstallFest LXIII reminder Saturday March 18, 2017

Boston Linux Installfest LXIII
When: Saturday March 18, 2017, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: MIT Building E-51, Room 335 *** Note room change.
2 Amherst St, Cambridge
Plenty of free parking in the parking lot in front of E-51.
http://mitiq.mit.edu/mitiq/directions_%20parkinge51.htm

What you need to bring: Your computer, monitor, power strips and your
Linux distributions. We do have copies of some distributions.
In general we have expertise with most distros, but if you need special
expertise, please email the BLU discussion list in advance. Today, most
distros are using Live images that you can try out and then install.
This can be copied to DVDs or USB sticks.There are a number of USB
creators, such as UNetbootin (https://unetbootin.github.io/). Both
Fedora and Ubuntu have a USB creator built in.

COST: It's free! However, we DO have expenses, and contributions are
welcome. Please consider contributing $25 per machine.

Our volunteers will help you to install Linux on your own system. While
Linux runs on most systems, some systems do have configurations and
hardware that may not be supported. Please consult the following web
pages for hardware compatibility. While we prefer you to bring your own
distros, our volunteers will normally have

Linux Howto Pages: http://tldp.org/HOWTO/HOWTO-INDEX/howtos.html
Linux Frequently Asked Questions: http://tldp.org/docs.html#faq
Additionally, there are forums and listservs for most distros.

Generally our volunteers have sets of the latest Fedora, SuSE and
Ubuntu distributions:
* Fedora - https://getfedora.org/ (Fedora 25 Live DVD/USB)
* Ubuntu - http://www.ubuntu.com ( 16.04.2 LTS DVD/USB or 16.10)
* other distros can be downloaded at the Installfest

We generally have them on local drives and can burn CDs/DVDs and
USBs.Since there are many variants of these distros, we advise you to
bring an empty USB stick with sufficient memory to hold one of the
distros. Live images require about 1.5GB. I usually have some USBs
prepared.

We usually have both a Wired and Wireless network available.
The preferred wireless SSID at MIT is "MIT". In addition John does set
up a local wifi.


In addition, you can run Linux on your Windows PC through a virtual
machine manager, such as Virtualbox. You can install this in your
Windows machine and run Linux as a guest OS, or install it in your Linux
machine and run Windows as a guest. VirtualBox 5.1.18
(http://www.virtualbox.org.) is free and is available for Linux, Windows
10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista. Additionally,
there are also some VMWare clients that are also free for Windows.

Lunch is generously sponsored by Bluefin Technical Services, John Ross
and Ron Thibeau


Please refer to the BLU website (http://www.blu.org) for further
information and directions. Parking is free and available in front of
the building on Amherst St. Enter the building, and take the elevator to
your left up to the 3rd floor. Take left out of the elevator and another
left to get to Room 335.

--
Jerry Feldman <gaf@blu.org>
Boston Linux and Unix user group
http://www.blu.org
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PGP Key fingerprint: 3D1B 8377 A3C0 A5F2 ECBB CA3B 4607 4319 537C 5846






















































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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Boston Linux Meeting, reminder, tomorrow, Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - BLU Quick Hits: IoT comms using LoraWAN. Also Layer 1 - 3 security with ProtonMail

When: March 15, 2017 7PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: BLU Quick Hits: IoT comms using LoraWAN. Also Layer 1 - 3
security with ProtonMail
Moderators: Kurt Keville, V. Alex Brennen
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 325

Summary:
Updates on several local community projects


Abstract:
Details to follow later


Also, don't forget our next Linux InstallFest LXIII next Saturday, March 18.

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org
Please note that there is usually plenty of free parking in the E-51
parking lot at 2 Amherst St, or directly on Amherst St.
Note: The Hayward St. lot has been closed affecting the MIT-E51 lot.
They have opened up another lot on Hayward Street that was usually
restricted.

After the meeting we will adjourn to the official after meeting meeting
location at The Cambridge Brewing Company
http://www.cambridgebrewingcompany.com/
--
Jerry Feldman <gaf@blu.org>
Boston Linux and Unix
PGP key id:3BC1EB90
PGP Key fingerprint: 49E2 C52A FC5A A31F 8D66 C0AF 7CEA 30FC 3BC1 EB90





























































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Thursday, March 9, 2017

CORRECTION: Boston Linux and Unix InstallFest LXIII reminder Saturday March 18, 2017

CORRECTION: The BLU InstallFest is in a different room this time: E51-335.

Our regular room, E51-061, was not available for March 18.


On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 6:32 PM, Jerry Feldman <gaf@blu.org> wrote:

> Boston Linux Installfest LXIII
> When: Saturday March 18, 2017, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
> Where: MIT Building E-51, Room 061
> 2 Amherst St, Cambridge
> Plenty of free parking in the parking lot in front of E-51.
> http://mitiq.mit.edu/mitiq/directions_%20parkinge51.htm
>
> What you need to bring: Your computer, monitor, power strips and your
> Linux distributions. We do have copies of some distributions.
> In general we have expertise with most distros, but if you need special
> expertise, please email the BLU discussion list in advance. Today, most
> distros are using Live images that you can try out and then install.
> This can be copied to DVDs or USB sticks.There are a number of USB
> creators, such as UNetbootin (https://unetbootin.github.io/). Both
> Fedora and Ubuntu have a USB creator built in.
>
> COST: It's free! However, we DO have expenses, and contributions are
> welcome. Please consider contributing $25 per machine.
>
> Our volunteers will help you to install Linux on your own system. While
> Linux runs on most systems, some systems do have configurations and
> hardware that may not be supported. Please consult the following web
> pages for hardware compatibility. While we prefer you to bring your own
> distros, our volunteers will normally have
>
> Linux Howto Pages: http://tldp.org/HOWTO/HOWTO-INDEX/howtos.html
> Linux Frequently Asked Questions: http://tldp.org/docs.html#faq
> Additionally, there are forums and listservs for most distros.
>
> Generally our volunteers have sets of the latest Fedora, SuSE and
> Ubuntu distributions:
> * Fedora - https://getfedora.org/ (Fedora 25 Live DVD/USB)
> * Ubuntu - http://www.ubuntu.com ( 16.04.2 LTS DVD/USB or 16.10)
> * other distros can be downloaded at the Installfest
>
> We generally have them on local drives and can burn CDs/DVDs and
> USBs.Since there are many variants of these distros, we advise you to
> bring an empty USB stick with sufficient memory to hold one of the
> distros. Live images require about 1.5GB. I usually have some USBs
> prepared.
>
> We usually have both a Wired and Wireless network available.
> The preferred wireless SSID at MIT is "MIT". In addition John does set
> up a local wifi.
>
>
> In addition, you can run Linux on your Windows PC through a virtual
> machine manager, such as Virtualbox. You can install this in your
> Windows machine and run Linux as a guest OS, or install it in your Linux
> machine and run Windows as a guest. VirtualBox 5.1.10
> (http://www.virtualbox.org.) is free and is available for Linux, Windows
> 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista. Additionally,
> there are also some VMWare clients that are also free for Windows.
>
> Lunch is generously sponsored by Bluefin Technical Services, John Ross
> and Ron Thibeau
>
>
> Please refer to the BLU website (http://www.blu.org) for further
> information and directions. Parking is free and available in front of
> the building on Amherst St. Enter the building, and take the elevator to
> your left down 1 floor. Room 061 is opposite the elevator.
>
> --
> Jerry Feldman <gaf@blu.org>
> Boston Linux and Unix user group
> http://www.blu.org
> PGP key id: 537C5846
> PGP Key fingerprint: 3D1B 8377 A3C0 A5F2 ECBB CA3B 4607 4319 537C 5846
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Email jabr@blu.org / WWW http://www.abreau.net / PGP-Key-ID 0x920063C6
PGP-Key-Fingerprint A5AD 6BE1 FEFE 8E4F 5C23 C2D0 E885 E17C 9200 63C6
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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Boston Linux and Unix InstallFest LXIII reminder Saturday March 18, 2017

Boston Linux Installfest LXIII
When: Saturday March 18, 2017, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: MIT Building E-51, Room 061
2 Amherst St, Cambridge
Plenty of free parking in the parking lot in front of E-51.
http://mitiq.mit.edu/mitiq/directions_%20parkinge51.htm

What you need to bring: Your computer, monitor, power strips and your
Linux distributions. We do have copies of some distributions.
In general we have expertise with most distros, but if you need special
expertise, please email the BLU discussion list in advance. Today, most
distros are using Live images that you can try out and then install.
This can be copied to DVDs or USB sticks.There are a number of USB
creators, such as UNetbootin (https://unetbootin.github.io/). Both
Fedora and Ubuntu have a USB creator built in.

COST: It's free! However, we DO have expenses, and contributions are
welcome. Please consider contributing $25 per machine.

Our volunteers will help you to install Linux on your own system. While
Linux runs on most systems, some systems do have configurations and
hardware that may not be supported. Please consult the following web
pages for hardware compatibility. While we prefer you to bring your own
distros, our volunteers will normally have

Linux Howto Pages: http://tldp.org/HOWTO/HOWTO-INDEX/howtos.html
Linux Frequently Asked Questions: http://tldp.org/docs.html#faq
Additionally, there are forums and listservs for most distros.

Generally our volunteers have sets of the latest Fedora, SuSE and
Ubuntu distributions:
* Fedora - https://getfedora.org/ (Fedora 25 Live DVD/USB)
* Ubuntu - http://www.ubuntu.com ( 16.04.2 LTS DVD/USB or 16.10)
* other distros can be downloaded at the Installfest

We generally have them on local drives and can burn CDs/DVDs and
USBs.Since there are many variants of these distros, we advise you to
bring an empty USB stick with sufficient memory to hold one of the
distros. Live images require about 1.5GB. I usually have some USBs
prepared.

We usually have both a Wired and Wireless network available.
The preferred wireless SSID at MIT is "MIT". In addition John does set
up a local wifi.


In addition, you can run Linux on your Windows PC through a virtual
machine manager, such as Virtualbox. You can install this in your
Windows machine and run Linux as a guest OS, or install it in your Linux
machine and run Windows as a guest. VirtualBox 5.1.10
(http://www.virtualbox.org.) is free and is available for Linux, Windows
10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista. Additionally,
there are also some VMWare clients that are also free for Windows.

Lunch is generously sponsored by Bluefin Technical Services, John Ross
and Ron Thibeau


Please refer to the BLU website (http://www.blu.org) for further
information and directions. Parking is free and available in front of
the building on Amherst St. Enter the building, and take the elevator to
your left down 1 floor. Room 061 is opposite the elevator.

--
Jerry Feldman <gaf@blu.org>
Boston Linux and Unix user group
http://www.blu.org
PGP key id: 537C5846
PGP Key fingerprint: 3D1B 8377 A3C0 A5F2 ECBB CA3B 4607 4319 537C 5846






















































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Boston Linux Meeting, Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - BLU Quick Hits: IoT comms using LoraWAN. Also Layer 1 - 3 security with ProtonMail

When: March 15, 2017 7PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: BLU Quick Hits: IoT comms using LoraWAN. Also Layer 1 - 3
security with ProtonMail
Moderators: Kurt Keville, V. Alex Brennen
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 325

Summary:
Updates on several local community projects


Abstract:
Details to follow later


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org
Please note that there is usually plenty of free parking in the E-51
parking lot at 2 Amherst St, or directly on Amherst St.
Note: The Hayward St. lot has been closed affecting the MIT-E51 lot.
They have opened up another lot on Hayward Street that was usually
restricted.

After the meeting we will adjourn to the official after meeting meeting
location at The Cambridge Brewing Company
http://www.cambridgebrewingcompany.com/
--
Jerry Feldman <gaf@blu.org>
Boston Linux and Unix
PGP key id:3BC1EB90
PGP Key fingerprint: 49E2 C52A FC5A A31F 8D66 C0AF 7CEA 30FC 3BC1 EB90





























































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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Boston Linux Meeting reminder moderator change, tomorrow, Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - Linux Backups

When: February 15, 2017 7PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Linux Backups
Moderator: BLU Staff
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 325
Note: Room change - next door to previous room.


Summary:
Managing Encrypted Linux Backups


Abstract:
Three tiny tutorials: rsync, duplicity, and boxbackup. Demonstrations:
pros and cons, tips and tricks. Discussion, Case studies / audience
participation.

performance
media
security
backup disasters (if anyone is brave enough to share)



For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org
Please note that there is usually plenty of free parking in the E-51
parking lot at 2 Amherst St, or directly on Amherst St.
Note: The Hayward St. lot has been closed affecting the MIT-E51 lot.
They have opened up another lot on Hayward Street that was usually
restricted.

After the meeting we will adjourn to the official after meeting meeting
location at The Cambridge Brewing Company
http://www.cambridgebrewingcompany.com/
--
Jerry Feldman <gaf@blu.org>
Boston Linux and Unix
PGP key id:3BC1EB90
PGP Key fingerprint: 49E2 C52A FC5A A31F 8D66 C0AF 7CEA 30FC 3BC1 EB90





























































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Boston Linux Meeting reminder, tomorrow, Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - Linux Backups

When: February 15, 2017 7PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Linux Backups
Moderator: Brian DeLacey
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 325
Note: Room change - next door to previous room.


Summary:
Managing Encrypted Linux Backups


Abstract:
Three tiny tutorials: rsync, duplicity, and boxbackup. Demonstrations:
pros and cons, tips and tricks. Discussion, Case studies / audience
participation.

performance
media
security
backup disasters (if anyone is brave enough to share)



For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org
Please note that there is usually plenty of free parking in the E-51
parking lot at 2 Amherst St, or directly on Amherst St.
Note: The Hayward St. lot has been closed affecting the MIT-E51 lot.
They have opened up another lot on Hayward Street that was usually
restricted.

After the meeting we will adjourn to the official after meeting meeting
location at The Cambridge Brewing Company
http://www.cambridgebrewingcompany.com/
--
Jerry Feldman <gaf@blu.org>
Boston Linux and Unix
PGP key id:3BC1EB90
PGP Key fingerprint: 49E2 C52A FC5A A31F 8D66 C0AF 7CEA 30FC 3BC1 EB90





























































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