Why Open Source Is Better

The Linux Users Group at Georgia Tech presents:

“Why Open Source Is Better”
by Ryan Curtin

August 31st 2011, 7:00 PM
Klaus Advanced Computing Building, room 2456

So you’ve heard about open-source software before but you don’t know much about it. Or maybe you are familiar with it, but because you learned about it through a crazy bearded zealot, you aren’t interested. The aim of this presentation is to demonstrate the superiority of the open-source software model and display the numerous frustrating drawbacks of the closed-source model, mainly by example. Because of the nature of what will be presented, the talk will also serve as a good introduction to how to use Linux. Fair coverage will also be given to the sometimes entertaining problems with open-source software. In the end, my hope is that you will see the nature of what will be presented, the talk will also serve as a good introduction to how to use Linux. Fair coverage will also be given to the sometimes entertaining problems with open-source software. In the end, my hope is that you will see the presentation should also give you more anti-corporation zealot fodder. Fun for the whole family!

About the presenter:
Ryan Curtin is a Ph.D. student in the field of machine learning. He claims to have no interesting biographical trivia.

See you there!

Installfest 48

Curious about Linux? Want to learn how to use a Unix environment on your own computer for class, for fun, or for your résumé? Attend InstallFest 48!



InstallFest 45 will be on Saturday, April 23, 2011, in Skiles room 257 from 11 AM to 5 PM.

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Android Development

The Linux Users Group at Georgia Tech presents

“Intro to Android Development”
by Michael Imamura

April 20th 2011, 7:00 PM
Klaus Advanced Computing Building, room 2456

Including the latest Android technologies of Honeycomb, the 3.0 release, and the Motorola Xoom.
Download the presentation to your 3.0 device to follow along.

About the Presenter:
Michael Imamura is a Georgia Tech Computer Science alum and currently works for CNN on products such as iReport and the CNN Honeycomb App.

Afterwards we will answer any Linux questions and then go get dinner.

Upcoming events:

2011.04.23: InstallFest
2011.04.28: Ubuntu 11.04 Launch Party

Meeting Light

The Linux Users Group at Georgia Tech presents

“Meeting Light”
by the voted on restaurant

April 13th 2011, 7:00 PM
Klaus Advanced Computing Building, room 2456

We will meet to answer any Linux questions and then go get dinner.

Linux Roundtable

Bring your random tidbits of Linux knowledge to share.

April 6th, 2010, 7:00 PM
Klaus Advanced Computing Building, room 2456

Meeting Lite

There is no presentation this week, however we will still meet to answer any Linux related questions and go get dinner.

Life on the Command Line

The Linux Users Group at Georgia Tech presents

“Putting Your Life on the Command Line”
by Chad Kersey

March 9th, 2010, 7:00 PM
Klaus Advanced Computing Building, room 2456

About the Talk
Even the wizened among casual computer users tend to see the command shell as a
relic of the distant past, but among power users, especially in the Linux world,
it never went out of style. The truth is that the level of programmability
offered by the command shell far surpasses that provided by today’s graphical
shells. For this reason alone, the shell, in one form or another, with its
command line interface will endure for some time to come. This presentation will
provide an intermediate introduction to the interactive use of Bourne-style
shells and a range of commonly-available system tools whose presence makes the
shell useful. We will close with a round-table where other users can demo their
own favorite utilities and techniques.

Upcoming Presentations and Events:

2011.04.09: Installfest

Meeting Lite

There is no presentation this week, however we will still meet to answer any Linux related questions and go get dinner.

Tmux

tmux is a terminal multiplexer. Much like GNU screen. Terminal multiplexers are a great utility for Unix and Linux sysadmins. They allow sysadmins to start long-running tasks on remote machines, terminate the SSH session to that machine, then connect to the machine again and resume watching the task or check its results very easily. They also allow sysadmins to run several shell sessions within a single virtual terminal, this can act as a major boost for productivity in the shell.
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