Before we broke into workgroups, Todd Pillars focalized the news about the Sony "root kit" that is installed without the user’s knowledge when a music CD is played on a PC. This software violation makes one vulnerable to numerous attacks. Sony Infection – USA Today by Jefferson Graham http://news.yahoo.com/s/usatoday/sonyclosesinonnewprogramtocleansepcs
Todd Pillars was busy helping Mark Jones get Ubuntu v5.04 Intel x86 fully installed and then did some checks on SAMBA. Mark had problems with the Ubuntu install and had tried to Get OpenSuSE 10.x to work. Robert G. Brown was helping. Ubuntu Kubuntu 5.04 Hoary Newbie Install Guide http://www.mrbass.org/linux/ubuntu/install/
Jim Rix was updating his laptop, running Fedora Core 4, with the latest and greatest rpm’s. He had a noticeable smile as the data flowed furiously down the JasNET internet pipe and into his laptop. http://www.redhat.com/en_us/USA/fedora/ Dirk Bartley, Adam Williams, and Bruce Smith were providing backup problem solving and encouragement for all the workgroups.
There was a discussion about the Verizon Treo and what it can do. At least two people had their Treo available to look at. One was a treo 600 and the other a 650. Surf the web, send and receive e-mail, access files, video or still enhanced camera, Bluetooth connectivity, and the Palm OS. $40 monthly fee and $300 for the unit. http://www.vzwshop.com/treo650 This meeting is intended for those who are just curious about Linux and Open Source software, who need some help getting started, or want some extra eyes to look at your advanced problem. You can also bring your computer in order to have Linux installed on it, at no charge; or to try a Linux distribution that boots from CD and requires no change to your system's current software. Make sure you arrange to get the software you want ahead of time.