Wednesday, October 17, 2018

BLU Meeting parking update

Parking in the E51 parking lot is now free after 5PM. Just found out today.


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Boston Linux and Unix
http://www.blu.org
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Boston Linux Meeting Reminder, tomorrow, Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - QualityBox: a MediaWiki hosting service

When: October 17, 2018 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: QualityBox: a MediaWiki hosting service
Moderator: Greg Rundlett , founder of eQuality Technology
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 315


Please note that Wadsworth St is open from Memorial Drive to Amherst St,
but is closed between Amherst St to Main St. See the ling below for
additional details.
https://courbanize.com/projects/mit-kendall-square/updates

Summary:

A guided tour of QualityBox, a MediaWiki hosting service

Abstract:

Greg Rundlett, founder of eQuality Technology, has created a hosted
software service called QualityBox which is provides the wiki engine
(MediaWiki) that drives Wikipedia. Like Wikipedia, QualityBox is
instantly usable by the end-user. And like Wikipedia, it includes a huge
number of configurations, extensions and customizations that make it
supremely useful. Greg will take us on a tour of QualityBox, and the
MediaWiki ecosystem to illustrate some of the features and capabilities
that are available right "out of the box".

Featuring:
MediaWiki 1.31 LTS
Visual Editor
ElasticSearch (v5.6.10)
Excellent Mobile support
Modern and traditional layouts
New dashboards
Top to Bottom security upgrades
Free SSL certificates
Subdomain-based wiki farms
And LOTS more.


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

Parking:
MIT lots require permits after hours.
All Cambridge parking meters use Passport by Phone:
https://www.cambridgema.gov/traffic/Parking/paybyphone
This is active on all Cambridge metered parking spaces. Meters are free
after 8PM

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

--
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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Friday, October 12, 2018

Boston Linux Meeting Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - QualityBox: a MediaWiki hosting service

When: October 17, 2018 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: QualityBox: a MediaWiki hosting service
Moderator: Greg Rundlett , founder of eQuality Technology
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 315


Please note that Wadsworth St is open from Memorial Drive to Amherst St,
but is closed between Amherst St to Main St. See the ling below for
additional details.
https://courbanize.com/projects/mit-kendall-square/updates

Summary:

A guided tour of QualityBox, a MediaWiki hosting service

Abstract:

Greg Rundlett, founder of eQuality Technology, has created a hosted
software service called QualityBox which is provides the wiki engine
(MediaWiki) that drives Wikipedia. Like Wikipedia, QualityBox is
instantly usable by the end-user. And like Wikipedia, it includes a huge
number of configurations, extensions and customizations that make it
supremely useful. Greg will take us on a tour of QualityBox, and the
MediaWiki ecosystem to illustrate some of the features and capabilities
that are available right "out of the box".

Featuring:
MediaWiki 1.31 LTS
Visual Editor
ElasticSearch (v5.6.10)
Excellent Mobile support
Modern and traditional layouts
New dashboards
Top to Bottom security upgrades
Free SSL certificates
Subdomain-based wiki farms
And LOTS more.


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

Parking:
MIT lots require permits after hours.
All Cambridge parking meters use Passport by Phone:
https://www.cambridgema.gov/traffic/Parking/paybyphone
This is active on all Cambridge metered parking spaces. Meters are free
after 8PM

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

--
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, October 4, 2018

Boston Linux and Unix InstallFest LXVIII Reminder Saturday October 6, 2018

Boston Linux Installfest LXVIII
When: Saturday October 6, 2018, from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Morse Institute Library
Innovation Studio second floor
14 E. Central Street
Natick, MA 01760
Plenty of free parking in the city parking lot on South Ave
behind the library

Map:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Morse+Institute+Library/@42.28436,-71.345798,17z
/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89e387ad9d0241a9:0x42dacd80cae8a42d


https://morseinstitute.org/studio/

Please register at
http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/m/morse/ek.cfm#5695197


The Innovation Studio is on the second floor of the library. The library
is a couple blocks' walk from the Natick Center MBTA commuter rail
station. From the station, head south down Washington Street, crossing
over South Avenue. You'll pass Dolphin Seafood on the right and
Agostinos on the left, then you'll pass Court Street on the right. The
library is the building to the left at the end of the road where
Washington meets East Central.

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 28 Live DVD/USB)
* Ubuntu - http://www.ubuntu.com ( 18.04.1 LTS DVD/USB or 18.10 if it is
available)
* 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 or can easily burn a USB.

We usually have both a Wired and Wireless network available.


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. Oracle VirtualBox 5.2.18
(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.

--
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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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Boston Linux and Unix InstallFest LXVIII Saturday October 6, 2018

Boston Linux Installfest LXVIII
When: Saturday October 6, 2018, from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Morse Institute Library
Innovation Studio second floor
14 E. Central Street
Natick, MA 01760
Plenty of free parking in the city parking lot on South Ave
behind the library

Map:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Morse+Institute+Library/@42.28436,-71.345798,17z
/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89e387ad9d0241a9:0x42dacd80cae8a42d


https://morseinstitute.org/studio/

The Innovation Studio is on the second floor of the library. The library
is a couple blocks' walk from the Natick Center MBTA commuter rail
station. From the station, head south down Washington Street, crossing
over South Avenue. You'll pass Dolphin Seafood on the right and
Agostinos on the left, then you'll pass Court Street on the right. The
library is the building to the left at the end of the road where
Washington meets East Central.

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 28 Live DVD/USB)
* Ubuntu - http://www.ubuntu.com ( 18.04.1 LTS DVD/USB or 18.10 if it is
available)
* 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 or can easily burn a USB.

We usually have both a Wired and Wireless network available.


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. Oracle VirtualBox 5.2.18
(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.

--
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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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Boston Linux Meeting reminder, tomorrow Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - Crypto News, plus our annual PGP/GnuPG Key-Signing Party

When: September 19, 2018 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Crypto News, plus our annual PGP/GnuPG Key-Signing Party
Moderator: Bill Ricker
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 335


Please note that Wadsworth St is open from Memorial Drive to Amherst St,
but is closed between Amherst St to Main St. See the ling below for
additional details.
https://courbanize.com/projects/mit-kendall-square/updates

Summary:

Bill's annual crypto talk, PGP keysigning party. Register your key in
advance to participate!

Abstract:
Bill reviews recent crypto news from the past year, and some crypto history.

Cryptography News Highlights since the last year; e.g.,
top named vulnerabilities
preparing for post-Quantum cryptography
books on Eliz. S. Friedman released (wrto Hidden Figures)

The history portion may    include    horse farms, pumpkin patches, IBM
punch-card accounting, and catching atom spies; or the Hidden Figures
book connections; or something else entirely.

Following Bill's presentation, we hold our annual keysigning party.

------------------------ Additional information from Bill

* We will NO LONGER sign RSA or DSA 1024b keys (or shorter). Obsolete.
* We will NOT sign RSA 2048b keys without expiration dates
or with expiration dates beyond 2020.
* Use RSA 4096 or ed25519 for gpg2 --gen-key

Notes
* If concerned about well-capitalized massive factoring dictionaries,
subtract a small multiple of 8 bits to get a size that is not standard
and thus won't be dictionaried.
* Alas the one trustworthy ECC curve,  ed25519, is supported only in
GPG 2.1.7+ (gpg2), but if you have recent Ubuntu you you can use it now.
  See https://nickhu.co.uk/posts/2016-09-03-curvy-gpg/
<https://nickhu.co.uk/posts/2016-09-03-curvy-gpg/> for instructions  
GPG2 gives a warning that it's not yet standardized so i'm considering
it still somewhat expriemental ... i'm going to try a 10y expiring on this 


———————-

A key signing party is a get-together of people who use the PGP
encryption system with the purpose of allowing those people to sign each
others keys. Key signing parties serve to extend the web of trust to a
great degree. Key signing parties also serve as great opportunities to
discuss the political and social issues surrounding strong cryptography,
individual liberties, individual sovereignty, and even implementing
encryption technologies or perhaps future work on free encryption software.

The basic workflow of signing someone's key is as follows:

Verify that the person actually is who they claim to be;
Have them verify their key ID and fingerprint;
Sign their key;
Send the signed key back to them

At the meeting, we go through the first two steps. Each person who
preregistered their key will announce their presence and then read off
their key ID and fingerprint, so everyone can verify that their copy of
the list of keys is correct. Once we've run down the list, we line up,
and each of us examines everyone else's photo IDs to verify that they
are who they claim to be. After the meeting is over, each participant
can then retrieve the keys that they've personally verified, sign those
keys, and send the signed keys back to their respective owners.

In order to complete the keysigning in the allotted time, we follow a
formal procedure as seen in V. Alex Brennen's "GnuPG Keysigning Party
HOWTO":
https://cryptnet.net/fdp/crypto/keysigning_party/en/keysigning_party.html
It is strongly advised that if you have not been to a keysigning party
before, you read this document: http://blu.org/keysignings/. We're using
the List-based method for this keysigning party, and the keyserver at
subkeys.pgp.net.


It is essential that, before the meeting, you register on the signup
form listed in the attachments. You should bring at least one picture ID
with you. You must also bring your own printout of the report on that
page, so you can check off the names/keys of the people you have
personally verified.

The list will be printed on Wednesday afternoon, the day of the meeting;
be sure to register your key for the keysigning before that. The
official cutoff time is 3:00 pm.


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

Parking:
MIT lots require permits after hours.
All Cambridge parking meters use Passport by Phone:
https://www.cambridgema.gov/traffic/Parking/paybyphone
This is active on all Cambridge metered parking spaces. Meters are free
after 8PM

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

--
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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Friday, September 14, 2018

Boston Linux Meeting Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - Crypto News, plus our annual PGP/GnuPG Key-Signing Party

When: September 19, 2018 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Crypto News, plus our annual PGP/GnuPG Key-Signing Party
Moderator: Bill Ricker
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 335


Please note that Wadsworth St is open from Memorial Drive to Amherst St,
but is closed between Amherst St to Main St. See the ling below for
additional details.
https://courbanize.com/projects/mit-kendall-square/updates

Summary:

Bill's annual crypto talk, PGP keysigning party. Register your key in
advance to participate!

Abstract:
Bill reviews recent crypto news from the past year, and some crypto history.

Cryptography News Highlights since the last year; e.g.,
top named vulnerabilities
preparing for post-Quantum cryptography
books on Eliz. S. Friedman released (wrto Hidden Figures)

The history portion may    include    horse farms, pumpkin patches, IBM
punch-card accounting, and catching atom spies; or the Hidden Figures
book connections; or something else entirely.

Following Bill's presentation, we hold our annual keysigning party.

———————-

A key signing party is a get-together of people who use the PGP
encryption system with the purpose of allowing those people to sign each
others keys. Key signing parties serve to extend the web of trust to a
great degree. Key signing parties also serve as great opportunities to
discuss the political and social issues surrounding strong cryptography,
individual liberties, individual sovereignty, and even implementing
encryption technologies or perhaps future work on free encryption software.

The basic workflow of signing someone's key is as follows:

Verify that the person actually is who they claim to be;
Have them verify their key ID and fingerprint;
Sign their key;
Send the signed key back to them

At the meeting, we go through the first two steps. Each person who
preregistered their key will announce their presence and then read off
their key ID and fingerprint, so everyone can verify that their copy of
the list of keys is correct. Once we've run down the list, we line up,
and each of us examines everyone else's photo IDs to verify that they
are who they claim to be. After the meeting is over, each participant
can then retrieve the keys that they've personally verified, sign those
keys, and send the signed keys back to their respective owners.

In order to complete the keysigning in the allotted time, we follow a
formal procedure as seen in V. Alex Brennen's "GnuPG Keysigning Party
HOWTO":
https://cryptnet.net/fdp/crypto/keysigning_party/en/keysigning_party.html
It is strongly advised that if you have not been to a keysigning party
before, you read this document: http://blu.org/keysignings/. We're using
the List-based method for this keysigning party, and the keyserver at
subkeys.pgp.net.


It is essential that, before the meeting, you register on the signup
form listed in the attachments. You should bring at least one picture ID
with you. You must also bring your own printout of the report on that
page, so you can check off the names/keys of the people you have
personally verified.

The list will be printed on Wednesday afternoon, the day of the meeting;
be sure to register your key for the keysigning before that. The
official cutoff time is 3:00 pm.


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

Parking:
MIT lots require permits after hours.
All Cambridge parking meters use Passport by Phone:
https://www.cambridgema.gov/traffic/Parking/paybyphone
This is active on all Cambridge metered parking spaces. Meters are free
after 8PM

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

--
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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Friday, August 24, 2018

Boston Linux and Unix Annual Summer BBQ XXIV reminder Saturday, August 25, 2018 2:00 PM

Boston Linux and Unix Annual Summer BBQ XXIV Rescheduled to:
When: Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Please note that we cannot do earlier than 2PM.

Where: John and Shelley Chambers' home
33 Cedarwood Avenue, Waltham, MA.
BYOF - Bring Your Own Food and drinks


Boston Linux & Unix is holding its twenty-fourth annual summer BBQ on
Saturday, August 11, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Guests are encouraged to bring along something for the grill and the
snack table. We're holding the barbecue at the same location as the past
few years, John and Shelley Chambers' home at 33 Cedarwood Avenue,
Waltham,MA.

Please refer to the BLU website for further details and directions.

http://blu.org/cgi-bin/calendar/2018-bbq24
Weather Long range forecast is for sunny in low 80s

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




















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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Boston Linux and Unix Annual Summer BBQ XXIV Saturday, August 25, 2018 2:00 PM

Boston Linux and Unix Annual Summer BBQ XXIV Rescheduled to:
When: Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Please note that we cannot do earlier than 2PM.

Where: John and Shelley Chambers' home
33 Cedarwood Avenue, Waltham, MA.
BYOF - Bring Your Own Food and drinks


Boston Linux & Unix is holding its twenty-fourth annual summer BBQ on
Saturday, August 11, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Guests are encouraged to bring along something for the grill and the
snack table. We're holding the barbecue at the same location as the past
few years, John and Shelley Chambers' home at 33 Cedarwood Avenue,
Waltham,MA.

Please refer to the BLU website for further details and directions.

http://blu.org/cgi-bin/calendar/2018-bbq24
Weather Long range forecast is for sunny in low 80s

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


















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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Live stream of tonight's BLU meeting is active

Brian DeLacey's talk on IPFS is currently being livestreamed on youtube, aqt

https://www.youtube.com/user/bostonlinuxandunix/live

--
John Abreau / Executive Director, Boston Linux & Unix
Email: abreauj@gmail.com / 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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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Boston Linux Meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - IPFS: The Interplanetary File System

When: August 15, 2018 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: IPFS: The Interplanetary File System
Moderators: Brian DeLacey
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 335


Please note that Wadsworth St is open from Memorial Drive to Amherst St,
but is closed between Amherst St to Main St. See the ling below for
additional details.
https://courbanize.com/projects/mit-kendall-square/updates

Summary:

IPFS is the distributed web: A peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol to make
the web faster, safer, and more open.


Abstract:

At this meeting we will dig into IPFS - the Interplanetary File System.
IPFS promises to take us way beyond the World Wide Web and internet as
we know it today.

IPFS builds on the early and existing technologies of the internet while
unshackling today's networked constraints in areas such as "internet of
things", by connecting endpoints with a true "internet of data". The
meeting will incorporate demos as well as discussions and close by
asking a simple question: Will IPFS become a fundamental cornerstone of
an internet-scale OS?

During the Q&A period prior to the meeting, 6:30-7:00 PM, Brian is
prepared to assist interested attendees with installing IPFS on their
laptops, which will make it possible for such attendees to "surf along"
during the meeting.

Attachments

InterPlanetary File System (Wikipedia)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/InterPlanetary_File_System
IPFS is the Distributed Web https://ipfs.io/

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

Parking:
MIT lots require permits after hours.
All Cambridge parking meters use Passport by Phone:
https://www.cambridgema.gov/traffic/Parking/paybyphone
This is active on all Cambridge metered parking spaces. Meters are free
after 8PM

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

--
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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Monday, August 13, 2018

Boston Linux Meeting Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - IPFS: The Interplanetary File System

When: August 158, 2018 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: IPFS: The Interplanetary File System
Moderators: Brian DeLacey
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 335


Please note that Wadsworth St is open from Memorial Drive to Amherst St,
but is closed between Amherst St to Main St. See the ling below for
additional details.
https://courbanize.com/projects/mit-kendall-square/updates

Summary:

IPFS is the distributed web: A peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol to make
the web faster, safer, and more open.


Abstract:

At this meeting we will dig into IPFS - the Interplanetary File System.
IPFS promises to take us way beyond the World Wide Web and internet as
we know it today.

IPFS builds on the early and existing technologies of the internet while
unshackling today's networked constraints in areas such as "internet of
things", by connecting endpoints with a true "internet of data". The
meeting will incorporate demos as well as discussions and close by
asking a simple question: Will IPFS become a fundamental cornerstone of
an internet-scale OS?

During the Q&A period prior to the meeting, 6:30-7:00 PM, Brian is
prepared to assist interested attendees with installing IPFS on their
laptops, which will make it possible for such attendees to "surf along"
during the meeting.

Attachments

InterPlanetary File System (Wikipedia)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/InterPlanetary_File_System
IPFS is the Distributed Web https://ipfs.io/

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

Parking:
MIT lots require permits after hours.
All Cambridge parking meters use Passport by Phone:
https://www.cambridgema.gov/traffic/Parking/paybyphone
This is active on all Cambridge metered parking spaces. Meters are free
after 8PM

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

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Boston Linux and Unix
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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Boston Linux and Unix Annual Summer BBQ XXIV Rescheduled to Saturday, August 25, 2018 2:00 PM

Boston Linux and Unix Annual Summer BBQ XXIV Rescheduled to:
When: Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Please note that we cannot do earlier than 2PM.
Where: John and Shelley Chambers' home
33 Cedarwood Avenue, Waltham, MA.
BYOF - Bring Your Own Food and drinks


Boston Linux & Unix is holding its twenty-fourth annual summer BBQ on
Saturday, August 11, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Guests are encouraged to bring along something for the grill and the
snack table. We're holding the barbecue at the same location as the past
few years, John and Shelley Chambers' home at 33 Cedarwood Avenue,
Waltham,MA.

Please refer to the BLU website for further details and directions.

http://blu.org/cgi-bin/calendar/2018-bbq24
Weather Long range forecast is for sunny in low 80s

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Boston Linux and Unix Annual Summer BBQ XXIV Saturday, August 11, 2018 1:00 PM Cancelled because of rain

Boston Linux and Unix Annual Summer BBQ XXIV Cancelled
When: Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
The current hourly forecast is for rain all day, so we are cancelling
the BBQ. We have not yet been able to determine if we can have it in the
next couple of weeks. Please stay tuned.

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Boston Linux and Unix
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Friday, August 10, 2018

Boston Linux and Unix Annual Summer BBQ XXIV reminder, tomorrow Saturday, August 11, 2018 1:00 PM

Boston Linux and Unix Annual Summer BBQ XXIV
When: Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: John and Shelley Chambers' home
33 Cedarwood Avenue, Waltham, MA.
BYOF - Bring Your Own Food and drinks


Boston Linux & Unix is holding its twenty-fourth annual summer BBQ on
Saturday, August 11, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Guests are encouraged to bring along something for the grill and the
snack table. We're holding the barbecue at the same location as the past
few years, John and Shelley Chambers' home at 33 Cedarwood Avenue,
Waltham,MA.

Please refer to the BLU website for further details and directions.

http://blu.org/cgi-bin/calendar/2018-bbq24
Weather forecast calls for cloudy with rain mid 70s

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














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Sunday, August 5, 2018

Boston Linux and Unix Annual Summer BBQ XXIV Saturday, August 11, 2018 1:00 PM

Boston Linux and Unix Annual Summer BBQ XXIV
When: Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: John and Shelley Chambers' home
33 Cedarwood Avenue, Waltham, MA.
BYOF - Bring Your Own Food and drinks


Boston Linux & Unix is holding its twenty-fourth annual summer BBQ on
Saturday, August 11, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Guests are encouraged to bring along something for the grill and the
snack table. We're holding the barbecue at the same location as the past
few years, John and Shelley Chambers' home at 33 Cedarwood Avenue,
Waltham,MA.

Please refer to the BLU website for further details and directions.

http://blu.org/cgi-bin/calendar/2018-bbq24
Long range weather forecast calls for mid-80s with possible Thunderstorms.

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












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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Boston Linux Meeting reminder, tomorow Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - Short Takes: Fotoxx Update; Application Containerization

When: July 18, 2018 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Short Takes: Fotoxx Update; Application Containerization
Moderators: Dick Miller, Jerry Feldman
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 335


Please note that Wadsworth St is open from Memorial Drive to Amherst St,
but is closed between Amherst St to Main St. See the ling below for
additional details.
https://courbanize.com/projects/mit-kendall-square/updates

Summary:

Dick shows us the latest features in Fotoxx, and Jerry discusses
containerizing applications and Wayland vs. Xorg


Abstract:

Dick Miler returns with a demo of the newest additions to Fotoxx, the
Linux editor and collection manager for enormous collections of photos.
Jerry Feldman discusses Xorg vs Wayland and containerizing applications
like Snap and Flatpak

Fotoxx: https://kornelix.net/fotoxx/fotoxx.html
Dick Miller: https://millermicro.com/

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

Parking:
MIT lots require permits after hours.
All Cambridge parking meters use Passport by Phone:
https://www.cambridgema.gov/traffic/Parking/paybyphone
This is active on all Cambridge metered parking spaces. Meters are free
after 8PM

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

--
Jerry Feldman <gaf@blu.org>
Boston Linux and Unix
PGP key id:3BC1EB90
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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Boston Linux Meeting Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - Short Takes: Fotoxx Update; Application Containerization

When: July 18, 2018 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Short Takes: Fotoxx Update; Application Containerization
Moderators: Disk Miller
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 335


Please note that Wadsworth St is open from Memorial Drive to Amherst St,
but is closed between Amherst St to Main St. See the ling below for
additional details.
https://courbanize.com/projects/mit-kendall-square/updates

Summary:

Dick shows us the latest features in Fotoxx, and Jerry discusses
containerizing applications and Wayland vs. Xorg


Abstract:

Dick Miler returns with a demo of the newest additions to Fotoxx, the
Linux editor and collection manager for enormous collections of photos.
Jerry Feldman discusses Xorg vs Wayland and containerizing applications
like Snap and Flatpak

Fotoxx: https://kornelix.net/fotoxx/fotoxx.html
Dick Miller: https://millermicro.com/

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

Parking:
MIT lots require permits after hours.
All Cambridge parking meters use Passport by Phone:
https://www.cambridgema.gov/traffic/Parking/paybyphone
This is active on all Cambridge metered parking spaces. Meters are free
after 8PM

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

--
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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Friday, June 29, 2018

Boston Linux and Unix InstallFest LXVII reminder, tomorrow Saturday June 30, 2018

Boston Linux Installfest LXVII
When: Saturday June 30, 2018, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: MIT Building E-51, Room 061
2 Amherst St, Cambridge
http://mitiq.mit.edu/mitiq/directions_%20parkinge51.htm
*** Please see the parking notice at the end of this email ***


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 28 Live DVD/USB)
* Ubuntu - http://www.ubuntu.com ( 18.04LTS DVD/USB)
* 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 or can easily burn a USB.

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. There is a parking lot 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.
*** Parking Notice ***
*** MIT changed to new parking regulations ***
Parking at MIT without a Permit
MIT parking permits are required for all vehicles on MIT property.
Vehicles without MIT parking permits parked in any MIT parking area will
be subject to ticketing or towing. ​

After Hours
Anyone with a valid MIT parking permit can park his/her vehicle in any
parking facility on campus after 2:30 PM, Monday through Friday, and all
day on weekends and MIT holidays. Please note that parking is only
allowed in spots that are not otherwise reserved.

​Change here is that permits for any lot now valid in all lots after
2:30; previously permits were not required per website after 5 and in
reality after 3, but now no. Parking is at risk. Cambridge meters and
the pay lots and garages are the only safe options. Note also that
Cambridge meters in the Kendall area. The Passport app is only usable in
Harvard Sq.

Parking meters cost $1.25/Hr, and only take quarters.

My recommendation is that you drop off your computers and equipment in
room 061, and then take your car to another location. Currently, what I
do is to print a sign for my front windshield that I am attending a
meeting in E-51 room 061, and include my phone #, but I am risking a
ticket or even a tow. There should be plenty of on-street parking on
Memorial Drive and adjacent streets.


--
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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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Boston Linux and Unix InstallFest LXVII Saturday June 30, 2018

Boston Linux Installfest LXVII
When: Saturday June 30, 2018, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: MIT Building E-51, Room 061
2 Amherst St, Cambridge
http://mitiq.mit.edu/mitiq/directions_%20parkinge51.htm
*** Please see the parking notice at the end of this email ***


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 17.04)
* 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 or can easily burn a USB.

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. There is a parking lot 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.
*** Parking Notice ***
*** MIT changed to new parking regulations ***
Parking at MIT without a Permit
MIT parking permits are required for all vehicles on MIT property.
Vehicles without MIT parking permits parked in any MIT parking area will
be subject to ticketing or towing. ​

After Hours
Anyone with a valid MIT parking permit can park his/her vehicle in any
parking facility on campus after 2:30 PM, Monday through Friday, and all
day on weekends and MIT holidays. Please note that parking is only
allowed in spots that are not otherwise reserved.

​Change here is that permits for any lot now valid in all lots after
2:30; previously permits were not required per website after 5 and in
reality after 3, but now no. Parking is at risk. Cambridge meters and
the pay lots and garages are the only safe options. Note also that
Cambridge meters in the Kendall area. The Passport app is only usable in
Harvard Sq.

Parking meters cost $1.25/Hr, and only take quarters.

My recommendation is that you drop off your computers and equipment in
room 061, and then take your car to another location. Currently, what I
do is to print a sign for my front windshield that I am attending a
meeting in E-51 room 061, and include my phone #, but I am risking a
ticket or even a tow. There should be plenty of on-street parking on
Memorial Drive and adjacent streets.


--
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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Monday, June 18, 2018

Boston Linux Meeting reminder Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - X-Ray Astronomy and the Invisible Universe

When: June 20, 2018 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: X-Ray Astronomy and the Invisible Universe
Moderators: Astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 335
*** Note room change ***

Please note that Wadsworth St is open from Memorial Drive to Amherst St,
but is closed between Amherst St to Main St. See the ling below for
additional details.
https://courbanize.com/projects/mit-kendall-square/updates

Note: Next installfest June 30,2018 in Cambridge
Next BBQ planned for August 11, 2018 at John and Shlley Chambers
home in Waltham.

Summary:

A tour of discoveries made with the Chandra X-Ray Space Telescope

Abstract:

A fleet of remarkable space telescopes are sending back unprecedented
views of our universe. The famous Hubble telescope takes the sharpest
visible-light images, but only its cousins Chandra and Spitzer can see
the invisible X-ray and infrared light that help complete the cosmic
story. Chandra's X-ray camera can see erupting black holes, exploding
stars and colliding galaxies - some of the the most energetic events in
space.

Jonathan presents a tour of Chandra's discoveries and explains how it
and other X-ray telescopes probe cosmic dramas, while infrared images
unveil the cool, gentle process of star birth, and pictures taken with
ordinary visible light give an overview of the everyday life of the
galaxies. Combining all three views has been crucial to the astonishing
discoveries astronomers have made in the past decade.

Bio
Jonathan is an astrophysicist working at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center
for Astrophysics as part of the Chandra X-Ray Center, which operates the
Chandra X-ray Observatory spacecraft.

Jonathan's Home Page: http://planet4589.org/jcm/jmcdowell.html
Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics: https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/
Jonathan's Space Home Page: http://www.planet4589.org/space/

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

Parking:
MIT lots require permits after hours.
All Cambridge parking meters use Passport by Phone:
https://www.cambridgema.gov/traffic/Parking/paybyphone
This is active on all Cambridge metered parking spaces. Meters are free
after 8PM

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

--
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, June 14, 2018

Boston Linux Meeting Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - X-Ray Astronomy and the Invisible Universe

When: June 20, 2018 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: X-Ray Astronomy and the Invisible Universe
Moderators: Astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 335
*** Note room change ***

Please note that Wadsworth St is open from Memorial Drive to Amherst St,
but is closed between Amherst St to Main St. See the ling below for
additional details.
https://courbanize.com/projects/mit-kendall-square/updates

Summary:

A tour of discoveries made with the Chandra X-Ray Space Telescope

Abstract:

A fleet of remarkable space telescopes are sending back unprecedented
views of our universe. The famous Hubble telescope takes the sharpest
visible-light images, but only its cousins Chandra and Spitzer can see
the invisible X-ray and infrared light that help complete the cosmic
story. Chandra's X-ray camera can see erupting black holes, exploding
stars and colliding galaxies - some of the the most energetic events in
space.

Jonathan presents a tour of Chandra's discoveries and explains how it
and other X-ray telescopes probe cosmic dramas, while infrared images
unveil the cool, gentle process of star birth, and pictures taken with
ordinary visible light give an overview of the everyday life of the
galaxies. Combining all three views has been crucial to the astonishing
discoveries astronomers have made in the past decade.

Bio
Jonathan is an astrophysicist working at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center
for Astrophysics as part of the Chandra X-Ray Center, which operates the
Chandra X-ray Observatory spacecraft.

Jonathan's Home Page: http://planet4589.org/jcm/jmcdowell.html
Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics: https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/
Jonathan's Space Home Page: http://www.planet4589.org/space/

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

Parking:
MIT lots require permits after hours.
All Cambridge parking meters use Passport by Phone:
https://www.cambridgema.gov/traffic/Parking/paybyphone
This is active on all Cambridge metered parking spaces. Meters are free
after 8PM

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

--
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, May 15, 2018

Boston Linux Meeting reminder, tomorrow Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - Blockchain crypto currencies, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, and Perl

When: May 16, 2018 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Blockchain crypto currencies, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, and Perl
Moderators: Jerry Feldman and Bill Ricker
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 145

Please note that Wadsworth St is open from Memorial Drive to Amherst St,
but is closed between Amherst St to Main St. See the ling below for
additional details.
https://courbanize.com/projects/mit-kendall-square/updates

Summary:

Jerry talks about Ubuntu's latest LTS release
Bill talks about the renaissance of Perl and Blockchain/Cryptocoins/Bitcoin

Abstract:

The past year has been a tough year for the Ubuntu desktop with the
abandonment of Unity and and the adoption of Gnome 3. I wil discuss a
couple of their missteps and how they solved their issues.

Block Chain technologies, such as bitcoin and other crypto currencies
have been purpoted to be the digital currency of the future. Bill will
take a look at these technologies.

Bill is the leader of the Boston Perl Mongers
(https://www.meetup.com/Boston-pm/?_cookie-check=SvqZb6YWdSHWGRvr). He
will look at the renassance of Perl.


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

Parking:
MIT lots require permits after hours.
All Cambridge parking meters use Passport by Phone:
https://www.cambridgema.gov/traffic/Parking/paybyphone
This is active on all Cambridge metered parking spaces. Meters are free
after 8PM

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

--
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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Friday, May 11, 2018

Boston Linux Meeting Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Blockchain, and Perl

When: May 16, 2018 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Blockchain, and Perl
Moderators: Jerry Feldman and Bill Ricker
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 145

Please note that Wadsworth St is open from Memorial Drive to Amherst St,
but is closed between Amherst St to Main St. See the ling below for
additional details.
https://courbanize.com/projects/mit-kendall-square/updates

Summary:

Jerry talks about Ubuntu's latest LTS release
Bill talks about the renaissance of Perl and Blockchain/Cryptocoins/Bitcoin

Abstract:

The past year has been a tough year for the Ubuntu desktop with the
abandonment of Unity and and the adoption of Gnome 3. I wil discuss a
couple of their missteps and how they solved their issues.

Block Chain technologies, such as bitcoin and other crypto currencies
have been purpoted to be the digital currency of the future. Bill will
take a look at these technologies.

Bill is the leader of the Boston Perl Mongers
(https://www.meetup.com/Boston-pm/?_cookie-check=SvqZb6YWdSHWGRvr). He
will look at the renassance of Perl.


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

Parking:
MIT lots require permits after hours.
All Cambridge parking meters use Passport by Phone:
https://www.cambridgema.gov/traffic/Parking/paybyphone
This is active on all Cambridge metered parking spaces. Meters are free
after 8PM

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

--
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, April 17, 2018

Boston Linux Meeting reminder, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - Lightning Talks 2018

When: April 18, 2018 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Lightning Talks 2018
Moderators: Brian DeLacey, Kurty Keville and others
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 145

Summary:

A number of short (20 minute) talks from around the world

Abstract:

Privacy in the Clouds

Privacy Badger

Alexei <alexei@eff.org> Privacy Badger's dev/product lead

Alexei will call in to describe how Privacy Badger works, the challenges
faced, and where the project is heading. This 20 minute overview will
include some 5+ minutes of Questions

For this talk, we plan to use and demonstrate the open source video
conferencing tool Jitsi (https://meet.jit.si/ and https://jitsi.org/)
for remote call in / presentation / discussion

High Tech from Hong Kong

Nicolas Charbonnier (aka Charbax) is a prolific video-blogger with 47M
views at http://ARMdevices.net. He'll be joining BLU via video
conference for an on-the-ground report at the Mobile Electronics China
Sourcing Fair. (http://www.globalsources.com/TRADESHOW/CSF/INDEX.HTM)

IoT and "Securing Privacy for the Cloud Generation"

Brian DeLacey will discuss and demonstrate cloud storage solutions using
Amazon AWS S3 and Minio, with an update from the Cloud Foundry Summit.
Brian will demonstrate an IoT application, with a coding discussion in
Golang, and a running on the new RPi 3 B+
https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-3-model-bplus-sale-now-35/
We'll also recap the latest news on FaceBook's recent privacy challenges.

Kurt and company ….

1. Cole Freniere, Microway, GTC Wrap-up (overview of the GPU Tech conf
from 2 weeks ago)

2. Vijay Thakkar, BU, SCC Overview (presentation of the BU approach to
EEHPC scheduled for SC18)

3. Kurt Keville, MIT, IoTNet Update (updates to the status of IoTNet
expanding on earlier BLU presentations).


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

Parking:
MIT lots require permits after hours.
All Cambridge parking meters use Passport by Phone:
https://www.cambridgema.gov/traffic/Parking/paybyphone
This is active on all Cambridge metered parking spaces. Meters are free
after 8PM

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

--
Jerry Feldman <gaf@blu.org>
Boston Linux and Unix
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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Boston Linux Meeting Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - Lightning Talks 2018 (date correction)

When: April 18, 2018 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Lightning Talks 2018
Moderators: Brian DeLacey, Kurty Keville and others
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 145

Summary:

A number of short (20 minute) talks from around the world

Abstract:

Privacy in the Clouds

Privacy Badger

Alexei <alexei@eff.org> Privacy Badger's dev/product lead

Alexei will call in to describe how Privacy Badger works, the challenges
faced, and where the project is heading. This 20 minute overview will
include some 5+ minutes of Questions

For this talk, we plan to use and demonstrate the open source video
conferencing tool Jitsi (https://meet.jit.si/ and https://jitsi.org/)
for remote call in / presentation / discussion

High Tech from Hong Kong

Nicolas Charbonnier (aka Charbax) is a prolific video-blogger with 47M
views at http://ARMdevices.net. He'll be joining BLU via video
conference for an on-the-ground report at the Mobile Electronics China
Sourcing Fair. (http://www.globalsources.com/TRADESHOW/CSF/INDEX.HTM)

IoT and "Securing Privacy for the Cloud Generation"

Brian DeLacey will discuss and demonstrate cloud storage solutions using
Amazon AWS S3 and Minio, with an update from the Cloud Foundry Summit.
Brian will demonstrate an IoT application, with a coding discussion in
Golang, and a running on the new RPi 3 B+
https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-3-model-bplus-sale-now-35/
We'll also recap the latest news on FaceBook's recent privacy challenges.

Kurt and company ….

1. Cole Freniere, Microway, GTC Wrap-up (overview of the GPU Tech conf
from 2 weeks ago)

2. Vijay Thakkar, BU, SCC Overview (presentation of the BU approach to
EEHPC scheduled for SC18)

3. Kurt Keville, MIT, IoTNet Update (updates to the status of IoTNet
expanding on earlier BLU presentations).


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

Parking:
MIT lots require permits after hours.
All Cambridge parking meters use Passport by Phone:
https://www.cambridgema.gov/traffic/Parking/paybyphone
This is active on all Cambridge metered parking spaces. Meters are free
after 8PM

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

--
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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Friday, April 13, 2018

Boston Linux Meeting Wednesday, April 16, 2018 - Lightning Talks 2018

When: April 16, 2018 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Lightning Talks 2018
Moderators: Brian DeLacey, Kurty Keville and others
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 145

Summary:

A number of short (20 minute) talks from around the world

Abstract:

Privacy in the Clouds

Privacy Badger

Alexei <alexei@eff.org> Privacy Badger's dev/product lead

Alexei will call in to describe how Privacy Badger works, the challenges
faced, and where the project is heading. This 20 minute overview will
include some 5+ minutes of Questions

For this talk, we plan to use and demonstrate the open source video
conferencing tool Jitsi (https://meet.jit.si/ and https://jitsi.org/)
for remote call in / presentation / discussion

High Tech from Hong Kong

Nicolas Charbonnier (aka Charbax) is a prolific video-blogger with 47M
views at http://ARMdevices.net. He'll be joining BLU via video
conference for an on-the-ground report at the Mobile Electronics China
Sourcing Fair. (http://www.globalsources.com/TRADESHOW/CSF/INDEX.HTM)

IoT and "Securing Privacy for the Cloud Generation"

Brian DeLacey will discuss and demonstrate cloud storage solutions using
Amazon AWS S3 and Minio, with an update from the Cloud Foundry Summit.
Brian will demonstrate an IoT application, with a coding discussion in
Golang, and a running on the new RPi 3 B+
https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-3-model-bplus-sale-now-35/
We'll also recap the latest news on FaceBook's recent privacy challenges.

Kurt and company ….

1. Cole Freniere, Microway, GTC Wrap-up (overview of the GPU Tech conf
from 2 weeks ago)

2. Vijay Thakkar, BU, SCC Overview (presentation of the BU approach to
EEHPC scheduled for SC18)

3. Kurt Keville, MIT, IoTNet Update (updates to the status of IoTNet
expanding on earlier BLU presentations).


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

Parking:
MIT lots require permits after hours.
All Cambridge parking meters use Passport by Phone:
https://www.cambridgema.gov/traffic/Parking/paybyphone
This is active on all Cambridge metered parking spaces. Meters are free
after 8PM

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

--
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, March 20, 2018

Tomorrow's BLU meeting canceled due to severe snowstorm forecast

Due to the impending snowstorm on Wednesday, which will make driving
hazardous, the BLU meeting for this month is hereby canceled.

We'll try to reschedule the speaker for a later month.

Apologies for the short notice.

Be safe!

--
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Boston Linux Meeting Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - X-Ray Astronomy and the Invisible Universe

When: March 21, 2018 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: X-Ray Astronomy and the Invisible Universe
Moderators: Jonathan McDowell , Astrophysicist, Smithsonian
Astropyhsical Observatory
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 145

Summary:

A tour of discoveries made with the Chandra X-Ray Space Telescope

Abstract:

A fleet of remarkable space telescopes are sending back unprecedented
views of our universe. The famous Hubble telescope takes the sharpest
visible-light images, but only its cousins Chandra and Spitzer can see
the invisible X-ray and infrared light that help complete the cosmic
story. Chandra's X-ray camera can see erupting black holes, exploding
stars and colliding galaxies - some of the the most energetic events in
space.

Jonathan presents a tour of Chandra's discoveries and explains how it
and other X-ray telescopes probe cosmic dramas, while infrared images
unveil the cool, gentle process of star birth, and pictures taken with
ordinary visible light give an overview of the everyday life of the
galaxies. Combining all three views has been crucial to the astonishing
discoveries astronomers have made in the past decade.
Bio
Jonathan is an astrophysicist working at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center
for Astrophysics as part of the Chandra X-Ray Center, which operates the
Chandra X-ray Observatory spacecraft.

Attachments
http://planet4589.org/jcm/jmcdowell.html
https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/
http://www.planet4589.org/space/


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

Parking:
MIT lots require permits after hours.
All Cambridge parking meters use Passport by Phone:
https://www.cambridgema.gov/traffic/Parking/paybyphone
This is active on all Cambridge metered parking spaces. Meters are free
after 8PM

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

--
Jerry Feldman <gaf@blu.org>
Boston Linux and Unix
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Boston Linux Meeting Reminder, tomorrow, Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - Secure Keystores with TPM 2.0

When: February 21, 2018 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Secure Keystores with TPM 2.0
Moderators: James Bottomley , Distinguished Engineer , IBM Research
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 145
** Note room change


Summary:

Using TPM 2.0 As a Secure Keystore on your Laptop

Abstract:

For decades, all laptops have come with a TPM. Now with Microsoft
forcing the transition to the next generation, Linux faces a challenge
in that all the previous TPM 1.2 tools don't work with 2.0. Having to
create new tools for TPM 2.0 also provides the opportunity to integrate
the TPM more closely into our current crypto systems and thus give Linux
the advantage of TPM resident and therefore secure private keys. This
talks will provide the current state of play in using TPM 2.0 in place
of crypto sticks and USB keys for secure key handling; including the
algorithm agility of TPM 2.0 which finally provides a support for
Elliptic Curve keys which have become the default recently.

This talk will provide an overview of current TSS (Trusted computing
group Software Stack) for TPM 2.0 implementation on Linux, including a
discussion of the two distinct Intel and IBM stacks with their relative
strengths and weaknesses. We will then move on to integration of the TSS
into existing crypto system implementations that allow using TPM
resident keys to be used with common tools like openssl, gnutls, gpg,
openssh and gnome-keyring. We will report on the current state of that
integration including demonstrations of how it works and future plans.
The ultimate goal is to enable the seamless use of TPM resident keys in
all places where encrypted private keys are currently used, thus
increasing greatly the security posture of a standard Linux desktop.

Bio

James Bottomley is a Distinguished Engineer at IBM Research where he
works on Cloud and Container technology. He is also Linux Kernel
maintainer of the SCSI subsystem. He has been a Director on the Board of
the Linux Foundation and Chair of its Technical Advisory Board. He went
to university at Cambridge for both his undergraduate and doctoral
degrees after which he joined AT&T Bell labs to work on Distributed Lock
Manager technology for clustering. In 2000 he helped found SteelEye
Technology, a High availability company for Linux and Windows, becoming
Vice President and CTO. He joined Novell in 2008 as a Distinguished
Engineer at Novell's SUSE Labs, Parallels (later Odin) in 2011 as CTO of
Server Virtualization and IBM Research in 2016.



For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

Parking:
MIT lots require permits after hours.
All Cambridge parking meters use Passport by Phone:
https://www.cambridgema.gov/traffic/Parking/paybyphone
This is active on all Cambridge metered parking spaces. Meters are free
after 8PM

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

--
Jerry Feldman <gaf@blu.org>
Boston Linux and Unix
PGP key id:3BC1EB90
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Friday, February 16, 2018

Boston Linux Meeting Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - Secure Keystores with TPM 2.0

When: February 21, 2018 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Secure Keystores with TPM 2.0
Moderators: James Bottomley , Distinguished Engineer , IBM Research
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 145
** Note room change


Summary:

Using TPM 2.0 As a Secure Keystore on your Laptop

Abstract:

For decades, all laptops have come with a TPM. Now with Microsoft
forcing the transition to the next generation, Linux faces a challenge
in that all the previous TPM 1.2 tools don't work with 2.0. Having to
create new tools for TPM 2.0 also provides the opportunity to integrate
the TPM more closely into our current crypto systems and thus give Linux
the advantage of TPM resident and therefore secure private keys. This
talks will provide the current state of play in using TPM 2.0 in place
of crypto sticks and USB keys for secure key handling; including the
algorithm agility of TPM 2.0 which finally provides a support for
Elliptic Curve keys which have become the default recently.

This talk will provide an overview of current TSS (Trusted computing
group Software Stack) for TPM 2.0 implementation on Linux, including a
discussion of the two distinct Intel and IBM stacks with their relative
strengths and weaknesses. We will then move on to integration of the TSS
into existing crypto system implementations that allow using TPM
resident keys to be used with common tools like openssl, gnutls, gpg,
openssh and gnome-keyring. We will report on the current state of that
integration including demonstrations of how it works and future plans.
The ultimate goal is to enable the seamless use of TPM resident keys in
all places where encrypted private keys are currently used, thus
increasing greatly the security posture of a standard Linux desktop.

Bio

James Bottomley is a Distinguished Engineer at IBM Research where he
works on Cloud and Container technology. He is also Linux Kernel
maintainer of the SCSI subsystem. He has been a Director on the Board of
the Linux Foundation and Chair of its Technical Advisory Board. He went
to university at Cambridge for both his undergraduate and doctoral
degrees after which he joined AT&T Bell labs to work on Distributed Lock
Manager technology for clustering. In 2000 he helped found SteelEye
Technology, a High availability company for Linux and Windows, becoming
Vice President and CTO. He joined Novell in 2008 as a Distinguished
Engineer at Novell's SUSE Labs, Parallels (later Odin) in 2011 as CTO of
Server Virtualization and IBM Research in 2016.



For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

Parking:
MIT lots require permits after hours.
All Cambridge parking meters use Passport by Phone:
https://www.cambridgema.gov/traffic/Parking/paybyphone
This is active on all Cambridge metered parking spaces. Meters are free
after 8PM

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

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Boston Linux and Unix
PGP key id:3BC1EB90
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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Boston Linux and Unix InstallFest LXVI reminder Saturday February 10, 2018

Boston Linux Installfest LXVI
When: Saturday February 10, 2018, from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Morse Institute Library
Innovation Studio second floor
14 E. Central Street
Natick, MA 01760
Plenty of free parking in the city parking lot on South Ave
behind the library

Map:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Morse+Institute+Library/@42.28436,-71.345798,17z
/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89e387ad9d0241a9:0x42dacd80cae8a42d


https://morseinstitute.org/studio/

Also, the library staff requests that you register for the event. This
helps their head count.
Please go to the Morse Library event page:
http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/m/morse/ek.cfm

Scroll down to the Feb 10th event, and click on Register.

The Innovation Studio is on the second floor of the library. The library
is a couple blocks' walk from the Natick Center MBTA commuter rail
station. From the station, head south down Washington Street, crossing
over South Avenue. You'll pass Dolphin Seafood on the right and
Agostinos on the left, then you'll pass Court Street on the right. The
library is the building to the left at the end of the road where
Washington meets East Central.

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 27 Live DVD/USB)
* Ubuntu - http://www.ubuntu.com ( 16.04.3 LTS DVD/USB or 17.10)
* 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 or can easily burn a USB.

We usually have both a Wired and Wireless network available.


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.
--
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Boston Linux and Unix user group
http://www.blu.org
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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Re: Boston Linux and Unix InstallFest LXVI Saturday February 10, 2018 Please sign in

I forgot to add that the library prefers attendees to sign in as this
room is smaller than our MIT room

Please go to the Morse Library event page:
http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/m/morse/ek.cfm

Scroll down to the Feb 10th event, and click on Register. This will help
the library staff to occommodate us.


On 02/01/2018 11:50 AM, Jerry Feldman wrote:
> Boston Linux Installfest LXVI
> When: Saturday February 10, 2018, from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
> Where: Morse Institute Library
> Innovation Studio second floor
> 14 E. Central Street
> Natick, MA 01760
> Plenty of free parking in the city parking lot on South Ave
> behind the library
>
> Map:
> https://www.google.com/maps/place/Morse+Institute+Library/@42.28436,-71.345798,17z
> /data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89e387ad9d0241a9:0x42dacd80cae8a42d
>
> https://morseinstitute.org/studio/
>
> The Innovation Studio is on the second floor of the library. The library
> is a couple blocks' walk from the Natick Center MBTA commuter rail
> station. From the station, head south down Washington Street, crossing
> over South Avenue. You'll pass Dolphin Seafood on the right and
> Agostinos on the left, then you'll pass Court Street on the right. The
> library is the building to the left at the end of the road where
> Washington meets East Central.
>
> 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 27 Live DVD/USB)
> * Ubuntu - http://www.ubuntu.com ( 16.04.3 LTS DVD/USB or 17.10)
> * 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 or can easily burn a USB.
>
> We usually have both a Wired and Wireless network available.
>
>
> 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.

--
Jerry Feldman <gaf@blu.org>
Boston Linux and Unix
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