We hope you had a restful weekend. We're ramping up to the fourth Linux@App meeting of the semester, and this one is about Applications. If you have a laptop (even if it doesn't have Linux installed) please bring it so that we can show you how to try some of these tools. Details below:Beginner workshop: Applications: You need certain software to get by on your current Operating System. You use Microsoft Office, some Browser, and a bunch of other tools for music,...
Hope you had a good long weekend! The third club meeting is just around the corner. This week we're going to have two ~30-45 min workshops.Beginner workshop: Graphical Shells and Desktop Environments: We're going to show some of the different ways that you can graphically interact with a Linux system. Want it to look/feel like Windows? We can do that. Want it to look/feel like a Mac? Got that too. Tired of those and want something different? We've got your...
Hope you had a good long weekend! The second club meeting is just around the corner. This week we're going to have two ~30-45 min workshops.Beginner workshop: Shells, terminals, command-lines and what you can do with them. Intermediate workshop: Pipelines, output redirection, and how these things actually work.
We are also going to have a couple of challenges for our members to complete towards the end of our meeting. These challenges will be from the...
Today is our first meeting! Swing by Belk Room 310 at 6:30pm if you have a chance. If you need to RSVP for pizza, now is your last chance. You can do so here. Today we're talking about what Linux is and why it matters. We'll also help you try it out or install it.
As always, we welcome anyone regardless of their level of prior experience. Feel free to invite anyone curious about Linux.
I'll see you there!
We're gearing up for our first official meeting of the semester! This week we're going to be talking about what Linux is, where it came from, and why it matters to you. We're also setting aside time to help people try Linux out (either on your computer in a virtual machine, on your hardware, or on one of our club demo machines).
A few notes about this week:Food: If you'd like to eat pizza at our meeting, please RSVP here so that we know what to buy and...
Now that we're all getting back from summer break and thawing our brains for another semester of learning, it's time for Linux@App to start meeting again. This week, we're going to have an informal meeting (Wednesday the 23rd, 6:30pm, Belk 310) with the following goals:Officers: We're going to nominate and vote for officers for the upcoming semester. Structure: We're going to review the planned meeting structure for the rest of the semester and discuss...
Our final meeting for the semester is tomorrow (technically today), Wednesday the 3rd of May, in Belk 310 at 6:30pm. Here's the rough plan for the meeting:Food: If you're bringing $3 for pizza, please RSVP here so that we buy enough. Future: We will open with some discussion about how to improve this club next year, so please think about ways that we can do a better job. Workshop: This week, we're going to talk about Open Source licenses. This will...
As you may know, we have our final meeting of the semester this week (Wednesday the 3rd of May) in Belk 310 at 6:30pm. As usual, details for the week are below:Chat: We have a website for realtime chat! Go to https://linux-at-app.club to join us! Food: If you're bringing $3 for pizza, RSVP here so that we buy enough. Workshop: This week, we're going to talk about Open Source licenses. This will include discussions on the origins of the open source...
We're getting together at 6:30pm tomorrow in Belk 310 to discuss Encryption, Privacy, and some Linux tools that help with these subjects (GPG). More info below:Food: If you're bringing $3 for pizza, RSVP here so that we buy enough. Workshop Details: We will discuss the nature of modern encryption (symmetric and asymmetric), how asymmetric encryption works, and how you already use it daily. As part of our talk, we will cover browser extensions and messaging...
Alright, the polls are in! This week, we will discuss Encryption, Privacy, and GPG. Next week, we will go over open source licensing and the impact that has on us as software consumers, developers, and enthusiasts.
If you plan on eating at the upcoming meeting (4/26), please plan to bring $3 and RSVP here.
There are many candidates for the next workshop topic, so I figured that I'd take a poll. You can find it here. Vote for everything that interests you. We will cover the winner this week and the runner-up during our final meeting next week. Votes will be tallied at midnight tomorrow.
Hey everyone, we're gearing up for another meeting, so I figured that I'd share some details:Workshop: We're going to be learning about the Emacs text editor for Dr. Jacker this week. He's an expert, so this is a great opportunity. Here are a few common ways that learning Emacs may help with your career: Bash and other shells default to Emacs-style line editing, so learning Emacs keybindings will let you work more efficiently in the shell. Emacs is primarily written and...