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  • Next Meeting: Mar 2, 2015 at 7PM

    Posted on February 12th, 2015 T.K. No comments

    The next Linux User Group meeting is scheduled for Monday Mar 2, 2015.

    This is an open meeting. Bring your Linux questions.

    @barnes and nobles in Harbor Plaza

  • Jan 2015 meeting

    Posted on January 12th, 2015 T.K. No comments

    The January 2015 meeting was in Barnes and Nobles from 7PM to 9PM.

    We had about 8 users. Tim C. brought in a broken ATX mini case that was missing a cover. He said that he was having a power issue. Brad the previous owner of this object advised him to screw the cover back on. The power supply accordingly did not appear to be properly grounded. The cover may be part of the ground for the case.

    Brad B. talked a little about new and exciting FreeNas alternatives. FreeNAS has been the dominate player in providing a ‘Free SAN’. However, this is a FreeBSD solutions, and some want a Linux based solution. Although there is Openfiler, it has not been upgraded in a few years. Despite this Brad was excited to announce that Easy NAS and RockStor are two NEW Linux alteratives to FreeNAS. Brad B. is testing that both and seems to think that RockStor looks the most promising.

    Dave B. mentioned he was worried about moving to a newer version of SUSE because his system is using software RAID. We recommneded he just make a backup of his data on a USB attached storage and then rebuild the machine and import the data. This should allow him to rebuild it without any data loss – in theory.

    David C. mentioned he wanted to learn how to ‘backup’ his DVD collection on another type of media. This problem is still not solved. But, some software possiblities were mentioned.

    Nobody has taken the LPI certification, but the LUG gets a discount with the ‘Meetup15′ code.

    P.S. My new year resolution is to get all the meeting notes online in a timely manner. Please feel free to remind me. -Ted

  • Meeting Notes: August 5 2013

    Posted on August 6th, 2013 T.K. No comments

    Dick Seabrook from AACC came and talked about Linux and programming classes available at AACC. Recently he came out of retirement and has been putting together some very challenging introductory to advance Linux classes. He is teaching CSI 135 in the fall semester. Take csi 135 online if you want to develop shell programming skills but don’t have much time to take classes during the day.

  • meeting notes: Feb 4th 2013 at 7PM.

    Posted on July 17th, 2012 T.K. No comments

    Richard Cruz gave a presentation on AMD’s | SEAMICRO “SECRET SAUCE” TO EFFICIENCY. During this presentation, he will showed some really cool new hardware. SeaMicro is a AMD owned company that provides tiny modular servers which are helping making server datacenters more efficient.

    Directions: http://annapolislinux.org/?page_id=23

  • Meeting: Dec 6, 2010 (zenos)

    Posted on November 22nd, 2010 T.K. No comments

    On December 6th LUG will be having guest speaker Nick Yeates come and from 7PM to 9PM.

    Learn how to handle data center monitoring and assurance with Zenoss, an Enterprise Open Source monitoring application. Zenoss helps companies like LinkedIn, SAIC, VMware, Verizon, and DISA handle the monitoring, operations and management challenges of their evolving data centers. You will receive a demo of the Zenoss Core and we will quickly open the floor to discussing general sys admin sore points, IT architecture’s future, and related topics. This meeting will occur at the Annapolis LUG location: 53 Old Solomon’s Island Road, Suite H, Annapolis MD 21401.

    Sign up because seats fill up fast! ( http://www.plugmyevent.com/events/view/Tv0DPQSL8G )

    Nick Yeates, is the Open Source Community Lead at Zenoss. The Zenoss office is just down the road in Annapolis. He says, ” I do not plan to keep the session tied to who I work for – I like to get a holistic view and become part of the audience by engaging the group. Hope to see you there!”