Recent Meetings...

Meetings usually take place the 1st and 2nd Thursday of the month. Members should abide by the BLUG code of conduct.
LinuxFest 2001 was a HUGE success, and we estimated around 100 - 200 people attened. Presentations were stading room only, Tutorials taught many newcomers to Linux, and many people came home with a raffle item!     More Information on the Fest:
Many people showed up with thier Linux boxes in hand to recieve help of all sorts. People with windoze and Linux machines reinstalled linux or installed it for the first time.
A change from last year, we decided to have the summer party outside instead of at Boundary bay. We reserved a shelter at Fairhaven park and people brought their systems to play games and troubleshoot.
Ever since Qwest announced its DSL service will be assimilated by the Borg ..(err Microsoft)..
Just say no to Windows XP Linux installfest!! Bring your box down to BTC and get help installing or just configuring your Linux box. If you ever wanted to get on Linux, this is the time! We will also have some discussion about Wireless in Bellingham
This month will feature how Linux can be used on the Embedded front, and how normal appliances (such as an Mp3 Player or Dreamcast) can utilize the full power of the penguin.
If you ever have been interested in seeing a real Server farm / Co-location center, this is the event to attend. We will be meeting at Fibercloud at 7PM, November 15th (Thursday)

Directions to Fibercloud, here is a map:
The last meeting of 2001!!!
Come to the first BLUG meeting of the year! This presentation will be focused on how to easily setup Linux to work as a full desktop replacement to Windows using the Ximian Desktop. Features include:
Ximian Gnome
Ximian Red Carpet
An introduction to Java Server Pages and Oracle using examples from a web application.

As time permits the following subjects will be covered :

Hardware architecture of application and database servers.
A synopsis of Jython - an implementation of Python in Java. Python is an O-O rapid prototyping language which plays very nicely with 3rd gen languages such as C/C++ and Java.
This month's meeting will talk mainly about Linuxfest design and setup for the 20th. More information will be added as it is brough to my attention.
This is it Folks, for more information about Linuxfest 2002, check out the site:
http://www.blug.org/linuxfest2002/index.html
Wrapup of Linuxfest, as well as list highs and lows for this years event. More to come....
The Whatcom Co PUD will address blug members at our monthly meeting on Thur at BTC.

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