When: Monday, February 14, 2005, 6:30 PM
Where: Machmer W13, IBM Open Source Lab
Why: Second Meeting - It's a surprise :-)
Please bring questions you may want answered. We hope to see a large
turnout, as more experienced
members can help in answering questions as well! Wireless access is
available for those who own laptops -- but others may use the guest
terminals provided courtesy of IBM (running Red Hat). See you all on
News and Updates
This semester with all the Spire problems, student
being blocked for viruses, and other network related problems we
thought it would be a good service to offer a hand. We are planning on
making a contact list of every member who can offer help to the needy.
If you are someone in need or someone willing to offer it then please
contact us by email. This is also a great way to meet new people on
For anyone who didn't hear, last semester IBM
donated a brand new Linux lab to UMass. This past summer A UMass
student and faculty member worked to complete the new facility. I know
we are eagerly awaiting the grand opening! We will post information on
this lab as soon as it become available.
If you are interested in learning about the Linux
operating system or if you use it and would like to share your
experiences, this group is for you. Some other topics covered in our
meetings will include program configurations, security, and networking.
For those who aren't sure about who we are or what
we do, take a look at Boston's LUG. They have an excellent
site with great topics.
UMass Amherst Linux User Group (UMALUG) is a
non-profit RSO (Pending) undergraduate student organization; our
mission is to educate about and advocate for Open Source, Open Systems, and Free
Software ("free speech" not "free beer"), such as Linux, Unix and
Membership with UMALUG is free, and our monthly
user group meetings are open to all men and women of the 5 college
community, their dependents, staff, faculty, and alumni. Information
and announcements are posted on our web server as the primary
information source; announcements are then further disseminated from
there to other distribution channels such as our mailing lists.
|Next Meeting: 2/14/2005
The whole "United We Stand"
mantra really gets to me. Analyze "United States of America", broken
down it's like united individual states, we're not one communistic
body, were a community of individuals; unity in liberty. Divided we are
With the current state of
the anti-trust trial and Lindows PCs being sold at Walmart, I can't see
any possible future for a Microsoft dominated world.
LinuxDevices.com, it appears Lycoris
has put together an OS
for handhelds like the iPAQ and Zaurus
. It's based on the Open
projects, so it
should look pretty familiar to Linux-on-PDA fans.