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St. Louis Unix Users Group logo The Saint Louis Unix Users Group (SLUUG) is a not-for-profit professional 501c(6) association dedicated to education and communication among computer users. SLUUG members include many Linux and UNIX professionals, Networking experts, hobbyists, students, plus many who are interested in Unix, Unix-like Operating Systems, Linux, BSD and other Free Open Source Software (FOSS) applications, products and services.


BASE: Using a Tiling Windows Manager

by James Conroy

In computing, a tiling window manager is a window manager with an organization of the screen into mutually non-overlapping frames, as opposed to the more popular approach of coordinate-based stacking of overlapping objects that tries to fully emulate the desktop metaphor.

What Are They? Why Would You Use One? How Do You Use Them?

Are you tired of your desktop looking like a clone of Windows 3.0?

Do you like keyboard shortcuts? Want to be able to control everything without touching your mouse?

Welcome to the world of tiling window managers, where efficiency and ascetics are facilitated by a few keystrokes, and configuration files.

This talk will give an overview of some common tiling window managers and how to configure them.

James Conroy is a classically trained computer scientist, currently answering questions about thermostats for a living. Likes to do things the hard way. Even uses the Arch Linux distro.

These sessions might show factors common with both personal and enterprise computing.

MAIN: Visual Studio Code

Installing, Configuring, and Using

by Scott Granneman

Visual Studio Code is a free, open source editor for coding in almost any language you can think of, and it runs on all major platforms. It's really good, and is improving rapidly every month. In fact, it is now the #1 developers editor according to the Stack Overflow 2019 Developer Survey. In this talk I'll cover installation, how VSCode works, the interface, key features, extensions that Web developers in particular might want, and configuration, including keyboard shortcuts.

To Be Rescheduled: ( PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED, BUT NOT DONE ) Programmable Gate Arrays vs ASICS vs RealTime Linux by Bryce Meyer

SLUUG Sponsored meetings in the STL Metro Area

Monthly Meetings

We open the room for the general meeting about 6:00 PM. Then we start at 6:30 PM with our BASE introductory level session (usually focused on personal computing); which may include either amazing graphical packages, blinking lights, command line wonders, demonstrations of useful applications, displays of newly discovered web sites, major resolution of long standing anomalies, quantum discoveries, smoke and mirrors, superb tutorials, or shifts in both time and space.

Sometime after 7:00 PM we attempt a quick welcome, introductions, announcements, current events of interest, and a general CALL FOR HELP (Questions and Answers) segment.

Sometime after 7:30 PM, we may take a short break before our MAIN topic (usually focused on enterprise computing),

All of our meetings are free and open to the public. There is no individual membership fee.


Graybar Electric, Inc.
11885 Lackland Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63146
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Wednesday September 11th, 2019

from 6:30PM till 9:00PM Central Time

Next scheduled meeting dates

Past Meetings

We have been meeting continuously since at least July 1992.

Contact SLUUG if you have a presentation you would like to have considered for selection.

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