KLUG Weekly Meeting Notes

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

 

KLUG MONTHLY GENERAL ASSISTANCE MEETING

It was 90 degrees, wonderfully humid, and partly sunny
tonight. To our surprise, 14 people attended the monthly
General Assistance (& Install) Meeting. Chair John
Bridleman launched into the abbreviated introduction
and made quick conclusion.


Snacks where abundant, the basement WAP was working,
The were no install assistance requests this month. Is it
so easy now that nobody needs help with installs? Well,
that is great… KLUG is ready if anyone does want help.

An introductory question tossed into the audience was
about Apple’s decision to get their processor chips from
Intel and not from IBM (originally Motorola).
http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2005/jun/06intel.html

While many Linux related discussions were spawning
around the room, a desktop box with a long forgotten
BIOS password was cleared employing the motherboard
jumper technique. Several solutions were offered by the
group. Access to the BIOS was needed to get the box
to boot off the DVD/CD for an install at a latter date.

Brock and Leola got help from Dirk, Bob, and Andrew.
They had their 64-bit Compaq (HP) laptop their for some
assistance. Leola wanted printing help and found out
how she could get the output she wanted. The printing
of a #10 envelope was an accomplishment. Leola also
had lessons in burning a CD-ROM. She took root to
avoid problems.

We discussed the Lexmark lawsuit and the Digital
Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) legal implications.
The chip in the laser toner cartridge has been duplicated.
http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/06/07/1416228&from=rss

(14 Linux Enthusiasts Attending)

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