Recent Meetings...

Meetings usually take place the 1st and 2nd Thursday of the month. Members should abide by the BLUG code of conduct.
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:
Irvin created a great looking poster for Linuxfest Northwest 2006 that you can download, save, print with Gimp and hang where you think people will see it. Get your copy at

Do computer speakers suck? Are there alternatives to iPod?

Chris Huchel will preset on the Art of Wardriving and GPS on Thursday Feb 2nd in D bldg at BTC.               From Wiki Pedia:
A linuxfest planning mtg will be held at Peakserv 5:30 pm on Thrusday January 26th.
All those interested in LFNW planning please attend.
The regular mtg of the .ORG committee is this Thursday 7pm. at Mark's

All blug'rs who are interested in the mysterious inner workings of BLUG are encouraged to attend.

They're lots-o-fun and a little work, see you there,
The January BLUG meeting is tomorrow, Jan 5 at 7PM at Bellingham Technical College building D.   After our usual news and Q and A session, I will be giving this month's presentation.   It is titled "Have I Been Hacked??".