Recent Meetings...

Meetings usually take place the 1st and 2nd Thursday of the month. Members should abide by the BLUG code of conduct.
Remember this Thursday, Oct 4th, from 7pm til 9pm,
in room D5, will be the regular meeting of BLUG.

We will have a presentation on MythTV by Henri,
as well as our general Q&A, Linux news and latest
Here are the notes from our 9/6/07 BLUG meeting
presentation submitted by Jeremiah Gray
for posting to the BLUG list.

IDS & IPS with Snort

Intrusion detection and intrusion prevention have been popular topics of
This Thurs, July 5th, from 7pm til 9pm,
in D bldg (usually room D-5), at BTC, will be the
regular monthly meeting of BLUG.

Carl Symons will be presenting Scribus:
Tomorrow, Thurs June 7th, from 7pm til 9pm,
in D bldg (usually room D-5) at BTC, will be the
regular monthly meeting of BLUG.

Jim will be presenting on "system disaster recovery".
This Thursday the 19th is the special meeting of Blug's Fest Dot Org Committee.

A lot of last minute stuff has yet to be accomplished to pull this Fest off.

It's this Thurs the 19th, 7pm till 9pm, at Mark's house.
Jim Armstrong's talk has been re-scheduled for another month.
John Blandford will be presenting: Linux Virtualization with OpenVZ

OpenVZ is an Operating System level server virtualization system
recently released under the GPL by SWsoft.
Aaron Miller will demonstrate a new version of Slackware. John will marvel at how much it has changed since the old days.
Install Ubuntu or Kubuntu and fatten up your machine with lots of useful additions from various Debian repositories. This will be an informal session with an MC at the front and lots of input from members of the audience. We plan on doing a live demo.
On Thursday Oct 5th at BTC in D bldg 7pm til 9pm
BLUG will host an open to the public Linux install fest.

I have three SuSE Enterprise Desktop 10 and four SuSE Open Linux CD's,
donated by Novell, that will be available.
Adrian will finish his talk on Base and Mark will use the second half of the meeting for Dynamically Generated Open Office Documents. The meeting will be held in D building at Bellingham Tech College from 7pm till 9pm.
The annual summer picnic will be held at Fairhaven Park in the upper shelter on Aug 13 from 4:00-8:00 PM. Bring food, kids, frisbees, tall tales etc. The is uphill from where we normally hold the Christmas party. Look for Tux on the horizon.

We really enjoyed OSCON 2006. O'Reilly gave use a free exhibit booth to promote Linuxfest Northwest. The mix of corporate and community groups felt very egalitarian. I want to complement O'Reilly for being so generous.

Open Office is the leading office suite for Linux. It also runs on Windows, so non-Linux users can get a sense of the value of free and open source software.
Thursday June 1, is our next monthly BLUG meeting.   The meeting will be held at Bellingham Technical College at 7PM in room D5.   For directions to BTC go to: