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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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

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Boston Linux and Unix
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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
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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.

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