KLUG Weekly Meeting Notes

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

 

KLUG DECEMBER GENERAL ASSISTANCE MEETING

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

Brett Shaske brought in a PC and asked for help with crontab.
Andrew Thompson, KLUG Installmaster and Robert G. Brown
assisted in this process.
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/intro-linux/html/sect_04_04.html

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.

If you would like to install Linux on a system, or you
need help with Linux, please fill out a Help Request so
that someone can research your hardware/software, etc...
http://kalamazoolinux.org/meetings/installmeeting.php

Installations and assistance are done by appointment
ONLY. You must fill out the appropriate form one week
prior to the meeting.


(16 Linux Enthusiasts Attending)

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