December 21, 2012 in Guilford County LUG, meetup, Tech Musings
"Here is a free interactive beta of Learn Linux The Hard Way; a web-based virtual Linux environment which introduces the command line and other essential Linux concepts in 30 exercises. It's written in the style of Zed A. Shaw's Learn Code the Hard Way lessons. The authors says, 'You will encounter many detailed tables containing lists of many fields. You may think you do not need most of this information, but what I am trying to do here is to teach you the right way to approach all this scary data. And this right way is to interpret this data as mathematical formulas, where every single symbol has its meaning.' Of course, my first entry was rm -rf /* which only produced a stream of errors. I wish I had discovered something like a long time ago."
August 10, 2012 in Guilford County LUG, meetup
I took these at our meeting in May and forgot to post them. Better late than never.
February 21, 2012 in Guilford County LUG
This month’s meeting was held on the 3rd Tuesday due to Valentine’s day. The format was “5 minute presentations” in which members gave a 5 minute presentation on something Linux or other technology related subject. The Guilford County Linux Users Group will meet again next month for more presentations and discussion.
Last night’s presentations:
John giving an intro to professional layout and publishing software Scribus.
Zac shows the group an example of mounting Logical Volume. Glasco taking notes? :)
January 6, 2012 in Guilford County LUG, Tech Musings
This week I’ve been using crontab on a Linux server to schedule mundane tasks. Crontab is great for running routine maintenance jobs in the background automatically. Below are some helpful web articles for learning how to use Crontab, most with examples.
Linux Lunch Links
So the next time you find yourself needing something to run on a periodic basis, try setting it up on crontab.
October 12, 2011 in Guilford County LUG, Tech Musings
While talking with someone the other day, I was asked why would anyone make the switch from Windows to Linux. My response was the typical cheaper, more secure, and required less hardware resources arguments. But later I began wondering which one was my real reason for using Linux. The answer is because I was just looking for something better. Switching to Linux is a personal choice made for a wide variety of reasons. Below are five articles discussing reasons for switching to Linux, and few why not to switch.
Take a look at these links over lunch and enjoy.