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Learn 10 good UNIX usage habits
Posted By Ken Guest - 13:53, 18 December 2006
This article on 10 good UNIX usage habits may well come in handy for some of us!
2006 ILUG AGM - Saturday November 4th at 14:30
Posted By Ken Guest - 13:37, 18 October 2006
Edited by Ken Guest - 13:37, 18 October 2006
The 2006 AGM of the ILUG will take place on Saturday November 4th at
15:00 14:30 in the premises of the Irish Computer Society in Dublin - map and details at http://www.ics.ie/main/contact.htm.
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 00:54, 11 June 2006
Three talks about the role of Linux in an ISP, RPC calls and Ubuntu were given in the ICS offices on Saturday 10th June. Although I could be accused of being a tad long on the subject matter, reports indicated that most people got something out of the talks. In the RPC talk Frank covered DCOP DBUS and Corba and his studies showed some interesting restults, Martin showed how wireless can reach places that the Telcos don't think about, and I talked on Ubuntu.
Dapper POTD Porter House
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 11:58, 1 June 2006
7.30pm this very evening, the 1st of June. Some of us are going to the Porterhouse Pub for a meetup.
Dapper and DVDs of some sort.
Dapper Launch Event (Delayed like the real thing)
Posted By Ken Guest - 09:16, 23 May 2006
Edited by Paul O'Malley - 09:16, 23 May 2006
Ubuntu Dapper is being launched on June 1 and ILUG is holding a launch event at 15:30 on Saturday June 10 in the usual venue, the lecture
room of the Irish Computer Society in central Dublin, generously
provided to us by the ICS.
We plan to have a number of talks about Ubuntu and Dapper and other subjects too.
We will retire afterwards to a nearby
hostelry where we might partake of some fine food and beverages - or chips and beer, as you like.
Marx Computers Selling PCs and laptops with Ubuntu Linux Installed
Posted By Ken Guest - 13:47, 18 May 2006
This isn't really news as such, but does need to be more widely known: Marx Computers in Fairview, Dublin, is now selling PCs and laptops with Ubuntu Linux preinstalled.
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 10:40, 15 May 2006
Edited by Ken Guest - 10:40, 15 May 2006
More people are having a look at Ubuntu. It seems to be getting more press and even Google thinks that it is running on more of its queries.
The first thing that strikes a new user of Ubuntu and user of some other GNU/Linux version is that there is no root. There is a good article on the ubuntu wiki called RootSudo which explains this in detail.
The next item that jumps out is the amount of help there are docs in /usr/share/docs, however there is a little icon on the top panel that looks like a lifebouy, it contains the help for that version. All this documentation is here.
The development version Dapper is due to be released on 1 June 2006, you can get the development versions here, where you can test drive the latest live CD for the x86 64bit or sparc.
linux.ie off the air
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 20:52, 7 May 2006
We were off the air for a while over Saturday, Sunday due to a cooling failure and the machine then needing "console love", no files were hurt in the making of this production.
Talks for ICT Expo
Posted By Ken Guest - 17:56, 2 May 2006
If you want to talk on some subject within the OSS field at the ICT Expo then:
We have room for a few more talks of no more than 25/30 minutes in length.
Times available are:
15:30 on Thursday 30 minutes
1pm / 1.30pm Thursday Friday
Get in contact with Paul O'Malley if you are interested in speaking at this event.
Posted By Ken Guest - 13:48, 26 April 2006
There is now a frappr Map available for ILUG members to add themselves and give us all a picture of where everyone is.
Please take a few minutes out of your schedule to add yourself.
Federico Heinz speaks at ICS Building about Free Software.
Posted By Ken Guest - 16:33, 20 April 2006
Edited by Ken Guest - 16:33, 20 April 2006
Federico Heinz, president of FSF Latin America, will be in Dublin to give two talks in the ICS Building on April 29th. He will be speaking about free software in government / public administration and also about free software in education; starting at 14:00 sharp. (Organised by the Irish Free Software Organisation.)
Bruce Perens: The Emerging Economic Paradigm of Open Source
Posted By Ken Guest - 11:36, 12 April 2006
Edited by Ken Guest - 11:36, 12 April 2006
Those of use that heard Bruce Perens talk at FOSS-Means-Business in Belfast on the 16th of March should recognise
some, if not all, of his paper on the The Emerging Economic Paradigm of Open Source which he touched on in his speech.
There is a conference report, by Paul Barry, available on the Linux Journal website.
KDE Akademy to be held in Dublin
Posted By Ken Guest - 16:36, 27 March 2006
The yearly KDE World Summit, Akademy, will be held in Dublin this year from September 23nd to September 30th.
One week to go, regarding software patents
Posted By Ken Guest - 09:21, 24 March 2006
There is one week left in which you can fill in the Questionairre
on the patent system in Europe.
As highlighted by both Bruce Perens and Richard Stallman at the "FOSS Means Business" Conference last week it is important that you have your say about this - the future of FOSS may depend on it.
FOSS Means Business conference in Belfast
Posted By Ken Guest - 10:51, 17 February 2006
Richard Stallman and Bruce Perens will keynote in Belfast on March 16th. This whole-day event is tailored towards IT decision makers in medium sized businesses and public administration - but the content will have a wide appeal. Among other topics, Richard Stallman will discuss GPL version 3, and will take questions on the current draft and the drafting process. Bruce Perens will deliver a CEO / CIO targetted opening keynote. Other speakers will discuss the practical issues of transitioning to Free Software and there will be opportunities for networking.
Streaming audio on GNU/Linux - the miniest HOWTO
Posted By Ken Guest - 13:17, 25 January 2006
John Barrett has kindly granted permission to mirror his Streaming audio HOWTO on the linux.ie website.
Linux and Bluetooth Headset howto
Posted By Ken Guest - 16:22, 23 January 2006
Edited by Ken Guest - 16:22, 23 January 2006
Linux and Bluetooth Headset howto
John Moylan's written a good howto on using a Bluetooth Headset with Skype on Linux...
Posted By Ken Guest - 10:38, 20 January 2006
A POTD is organised for January 27th in The Long Stone, Dublin; starting at 20:00 (8 o'clock).
Debian to relase in December
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 12:25, 8 January 2006
The debian project has announce that they will release in December 2006.
Their time line is as follows:
N-117 = Mon 30 Jul 06: freeze essential toolchain, kernels
N-110 = Mon 7 Aug 06: freeze base, non-essential toolchain (including e.g. cdbs)
N-105 = Mon 14 Aug 06: d-i RC [directly after base freeze]
N-45 = Wed 18 Oct 06: general freeze [about 2 months after base freeze, d-i RC]
N = Mon 4 Dec 06: release [1.5 months for the general freeze]
The good news is that they are on track to reach this goal.
Spammer Sued In UK
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 01:00, 8 January 2006
The register.co.uk has a short story on a spammer being sued for damages in the UK.
It talks about the information gathering that went on, and how the remedy is set up in UK law.
Interesting and informative.
Find out which Linux suits you
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 00:51, 8 January 2006
This story on news.com.com tells the story of the site with a quiz on it, the quiz is designed to help new users choose a Linux distro. Some of you may remember that the actual site got a mention on the mailing list.
Why Robin Is Not Moving To Windows
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 00:19, 8 January 2006
Robin 'Roblimo' Miller wrote a little bit of humour to explain to the world why Robin is forced not to run windows.