When: 7pm - 9pm, Wed. 9th March Â (Doors open 6.45pm.)
Where: Spinning Planet, Level 5, 93 Rangitikei Street.Â PN.
Cost: $2 charge to cover venue costs and coffee
7pm - 7:15pm
Chairman: Brynn Neilson (from Spinning Planet)
Introduce guests and match people needing help with experts.
Session 1: Â Panel FAQs (Basic)
This month we'll be asking members to volunteer to be on a panel to answer basic questions about linux such as:
- What distro should I use?
- What is the best Linux software?
- How do I use linux on a Windows network?
7:45 - 8pm
Coffee Break & Helpdesk
8pm - 8:20pm
People needing help can get together with experts to get answers. Otherwise grab a cuppa and spin yarns :)
Session 2:Â Panel FAQs (Advanced)
8:25pm - 8:55pm
In this session you can ask the harder questions like:
- What's the best hardware to use for DD-WRT?
- What do I need to run my own web server from home?
- How can I make my own version of Linux?
The PLUG Executive
Notes from meeting:
- Linux Chooser page: http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/
- Brynn's Fedora LXDE install cheat sheet: click here
- Good article about latest linux stuff:Â http://blogs.pcworld.co.nz/pcworld/tux-love/
- 10MB version of Linux:Â http://www.tinycorelinux.com/welcome.html
- Spin-off from Open Office that is truly Open Source:Â http://www.libreoffice.org/
- Linux tech info:Â http://arstechnica.com/
- Virtual Machine software for Linux:Â http://www.virtualbox.org/
- Good Linux Docs:Â http://www.linuxdocs.com/
- QEMU - The father of all virtualisation says Brynn:Â http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QEMU#VirtualBox
- See how CSS can be used to change websites: [link]
- Making SVG available to web browsers:Â http://code.google.com/p/svgweb/
- The place to find cheap hardware: http://pricespy.co.nz/
- $100 Welland NAS 1000M W/eSATA,USBÂ here: http://www.einfo.co.nz/shop/welland-1000m-wesatausb-p-17835.html
- $200 Nas with 2 drive bays that runs Linux:Â http://www.netgear.com/upload/product/ms2110/stora_ms2110_ds_11feb10.pdf
- This is the 24" LED monitor I was showing in the office tonight. Â PLUG members can buy them through me at wholesale for $295 (includes shipping to my office and GST)Â Â Â - http://www.cmv.co.nz/chimei_led_backlit_monitor_-_24sh-l_specification.pdf
- Spinning Planet's fast tools page which makes a good home page for your browser: http://www.spinningplanet.co.nz/tools.php
- SUHOSIN to secure your PHP on your web server: http://www.hardened-php.net/suhosin/