The SLUUG CRONicle
Upcoming Events and Meetings
|Wed||Sep 8||General Meeting||6:30-9:00pm|
|Tutorial: Configuring Devil Linux, by Carl Fitch|
|Presentation: Common Linux File Systems, by Todd Schiller|
|Thu||Sep 16||St. Louis LUG||6:30-9:00pm|
|Mozilla and Firefox Browsers, by Craig Buchek|
|Wed||Sep 22||Security SIG||6:30-9:00pm|
|Hands-on: Security Issues on UNIX and Windows Systems|
|Thu||Sep 23||St. Charles LUG||6:30-9:00pm|
|Tue||Sep 28||Hazelwood LUG||6:30-9:00pm|
|Wed||Oct 6||Steering Committee||6:30-8:30pm|
Other OpenSource-Related Events in the Area
Ed Howland asked us to remind you that the Advanced LUG is meeting on Monday, Sept. 13, because he figured no one would show up on Labor Day. If you cannot attend despite his moving the date just for you, you can still participate via IRC.
SLUUG General Meeting
September 8, 2004 6:30 p.m.
We meet at Graybar Electric. Location
Configuring Devil Linux by Carl Fitch
Devil-Linux is a distribution which boots and runs completely from CD-ROM. The configuration can be saved to a floppy diskette or a USB pen drive. Devil Linux was originally intended to be a dedicated firewall/router but now Devil-Linux can also be used as a server for many applications. Attaching an optional hard drive is easy, and many network services are included in the distribution.
The system is designed to install without the use of a hard drive. It requires the use of a CD-ROM and a write-protected floppy. The CD-ROM provides the operating system, and the floppy provides the configuration information, via a tarball that is unpacked into the /etc directory. In this way, the system is fully configurable, yet the running system has no writeable device.
From the Devil Linux homepage.
Common UNIX File Systems by Todd Schiller
The presentation will delve into the concepts of how data is represented and stored, covering such general topics as tree structures, blocks, and journaling. After looking at the general topics, we'll examine the common Linux file systems -- ext2, ext3, ReiserFS, XFS, and JFS -- and look at the nuances of each. Considering how each file system works, we'll discuss their practical advantages and disadvantages. Overall, it won't be amazingly technical; instead it will provide a good, solid foundation to work off of.
Todd Schiller is a Senior at Marquette High School. President and co-founder of the school's Unix Users Group, he likes puppy dogs, sunshine, and long walks on the beach.
St. Louis Linux Users Group
Thursday, September 16, 2004, 6:00 pm
Mozilla and Firebird by Craig Buchek
In this demonstration, Craig will show off some features of the Mozilla and Firefox browsers that some users may not be aware of. He will focus primarily on extensions that add functionality to the default configuration. While Mozilla and Firefox are powerful browsers, it's the XUL extensions that really make it shine. Extensions include toolbars, menu items, developer tools, tabbed browsing, mouse gestures, and even games.
Directions to St. Louis LUG
SLUUG Steering Committee
Wednesday, October 6, 2004, 6:30 pm
The SLUUG Steering Committee meetings are now on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm.
The Steering Committee decides what we do at meetings and other events. SLUUG officers and active members comprise the Steering Committee. Anyone is welcome to attend -- just come to the meeting, listen, and share ideas.
In October, we will meet at St. Louis Bread Company, Olive and Old Olive. Map to St. Louis Bread Company
Articles and News
Technical Recruiter and SLUUG Member Elizabeth Laspe Offers Tips on Job Searches
Microsoft Makes More Open-Source Overtures, eWeek, Aug 30
SUN & Dell Lead Server Sales, while MS Windows and Linux gain over UNIX as Server Operating Systems, IDG News Service, Aug 27
Linux Accounts for only 2% of Retail POS, eWeek, Aug 27
XP SP2 Gives Reasons to Switch to Linux, eWeek, Aug 26
Critical Netscape Flaw Found, IDG News Service, Aug 25
Novell Low-Key on demonstrating Linux Desktop, eWeek, Aug 4
Xandros Introduces Business Linux Desktop, eWeek, July 27