About 6 people showed for this meeting.
Matt, the local who uses Linux for racing, came again. He brought his newest gadget called a mini-box. He wanted to use the device on-board monitoring computer for recording his car’s race data. Since he car will have a lot of vibration we recommended that he use a solid state hard-drive. Since most of the solid-state hard-drives have smaller drives, we explored some of the smaller OS that might work with it. We recommend he try damn small Linux, but there are five small distos according to tuxmachines that would work with his limited disk space. Another vendor that provides small computers that could fit into cars is jetway.
There was a failed demo of the Open Source Tomato router. More specifically, the presenter myself, did not have enough information on the router to make a decent presentation. The presentation was more of a show and tell. I hope to try this again. The open source router. Firmware for the WRT54GL router comes in three flavors: Tomato, DD-WRT, or OpenWRT.
Dave our Suse user demoed Inkscape and creating Scalar Vector graphics.This was actually cooler than the router stuff.
Also, Dave B. volunteered to present on Scribus in the next meeting.