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Meeting January 31st, 2017 - Desktop Environments

Hey everyone,

I hope you are all prepared for the weather tomorrow. We're supposed to get anywhere from .5 inches to six inches of snow, so stay warm!

This weeks meeting will cover desktop environments, and will be presented by our own Andrew Thorp! We'll be discussing the differences between distributions and desktop environments, as well as go over a few different ones ranging from graphical to terminal. We'll also be leading a discussion on Xorg and Wayland, and what...

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Club Expo Volunteers

Hey everyone,

This is the last e-mail for today. We are need of volunteers for our Club Expo table, particularly from 1PM to 2PM, and 2PM to 3PM inside the Student Union. If you are even remotely interested, please message me or an officer by 9PM tonight. You would represent Linux@App, but no formal attire is required. If you have anything Linux related you can wear, it's a bonus.

Again our first Official Meeting is in Room 310 at 6:30PM, in Anne Belk Hall.

Thanks...

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First Meeting Online - January 17th, 2017

Hey everyone,

I hope you enjoyed your long break, and are ready to start the semester refreshed and renewed. Linux Club will not be meeting in person tonight, as the University has canceled all classes due to a snow day! If you are still interested in discussing Linux and other subjects pertinent to the club, join us on mattermost here : https://chat.linux-at-app.club/linuxapp/channels/town-square tonight at 6:30 PM.

The first official meeting will begin next week, January...

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End-of-Semester Linux@App Social (Wednesday 12/6/2017 6:30pm Belk 310)

Hey everyone,

It's the end of another semester, and we'd like to get together to reflect on it with you! We're going to meet in the normal place and time, but we won't have a workshop. Instead we will have free pizza (just RSVP here), drinks, snackfood, and merriment.

We will be taking care of a couple points of business though:

Officers: We will be concluding officer nominations and formally electing officers for the Spring. Feedback: We'd like to take some time...

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Linux@App (Wednesday 11/29/2017 6:30pm Belk 310) [Officer Nominations]

Season's greetings!

This week will be an important week for Linux@App. Firstly, we're going to open officer nominations starting Wednesday night (they will close next Wednesday). Secondly, we have a fun talk by our own Andrew Thorp. We don't have two workshops this week, which means that we should have more time for officer nominations and this week's challenge.

Meeting details:

Workshop: Desktop files: What's the difference between a command that you run in a...

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Drivers with Dr. Mohan! Linux@App Wed. 11/15/17 6:30pm in Belk 310

Greetings everyone!

This week Dr. Mohan will be giving us a talk on Drivers with an emphasis on Graphics Drivers. As this is a deep and fascinating subject, his talk will be the only workshop this week. We will first discuss what drivers are, then walk through the high-level concepts for implementing a driver for a graphics card.

Other meeting details:

Food: If you're bringing $3 for pizza at our meeting, please RSVP here so that we know what to buy and in what...

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Linux@App (Wednesday 11/8/2017 @ 6:30pm in Belk 310)

Greetings everyone!

This week we're diving into the realm of the terminal! If you've ever been horribly confused by misbehaving applications or wished that you could run pandora from within tmux, this is your week.

Details

Beginner workshop: Terminal Applications: Our own Sean Kelly will be demoing a number of terminal applications for your day-to-day tasks. Calendars? Music? File exploration? Wifi Management? It's all here! Intermediate workshop: Anatomy of a...

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Linux@App (Wednesday 11/1/2017, 6:30pm, Belk 310)

Greetings everyone!

We have another meeting this week and we're doing some pretty cool stuff! Please note that our intermediate workshop will be before the beginner workshop this week in order to accomodate Dr. Mohan's schedule.

Details:

Intermediate workshop: Userspace Drivers: Did you know that you can write device drivers without knowing anything about the Linux kernel? You can even write them in languages other than C! Userspace drivers are a cool kernel feature...

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Linux@App (Wednesday 10/25/2017, 6:30pm, Belk 310)

Greetings everyone!

Hopefully you've all survived the weather with your apartments more (or less, sorry Danny) dry. We're meeting again this Wednesday (weather permitting). We'll have the usual two talks. Details below:

Beginner workshop: Package Management: A Linux system's package manager is the fundamental tool for installing and managing software. Understanding this single tool can give you unprecedented insight into and control over the behavior of your system. We'll...

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Tmux & Virtualization (Linux@App 10/18/2017 6:30pm Belk 310)

Greetings everyone!

Hope you had great fall breaks! This week, we're talking about how to be productive in the terminal and how VMs actually work. Details below:

Beginner workshop: Tmux and Terminal Multitasking: There are two primary tools for actually running more than one thing in your terminal at the same time. We're going to do a gentle introduction to both of them. Intermediate workshop: Virtualization: What is a Virtual Machine, and how does it work? What is...

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Linux@App Casual Meetup (Wednesday 10/11/2017, 6:30pm Belk 310)

Hey guys,

I hope your midterms have been treating you well! This week we're having a causal meeting on Wednesday night. We'll probably swap tricks and eat pizza, but no workshop is planned. If you have some problem that you want resolved with your system, this is the week to bring it. If you want to install Arch, Gentoo, Slackware, or another hands-on distro, this would be a great time to do it.

As always, don't feel any pressure to come (especially if you have plans to...

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Encryption & Virtualization (Linux@App 10/4/2017 @ 6:30pm in Belk 310)

Greetings everyone!

The results of our poll indicated that most people wanted to talk about encryption and virtualization first, so that's what we're doing this week. If you're interested in either, please swing by! Details below:

Beginner workshop: Encryption & GPG: GPG is an open-source implementation of a widely-used encryption standard called OpenPGP. We use it every day in Linux to verify software before we install it, but you can also use it to encrypt files and...

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Linux@App (Wednesday 9/27 @ 6:30pm in Belk 310)

Hello all,

Have you ever wanted to automate all of the tedious crap that you do on your computer? This week we're teaching you the basics of shell scripting, which is the tool of choice for task automation. Details below:

Future Topics: If you'd like to give us input on which topics you'd like to cover in the near future, answer this poll. If you want a topic that isn't currently on this list, tell @waldonck on Mattermost. Beginner workshop: Intro to Scripting: We will be...

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Linux@App Meeting (Wednesday 9/20 @ 6:30pm in Belk 310)

Hello all,

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,...

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Third Linux@App Meeting (Wednesday 9/13 @ 6:30pm in Belk 310)

Hello all,

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...

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Second Official Meeting (Tomorrow, Wed Sept. 6th, 6:30pm in Belk 310)

Hello all,

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...

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First Official Meeting Today (8/30/2017)

Hello all,

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!

Chris Waldon

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Linux@App First Meeting (Wed. 8/30 6:30pm Belk 310)

Hello all,

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...

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Welcome Back! (Meeting on Wednesday the 23rd at 6:30pm in Belk 310)

Hello Everyone!

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...

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Final Meeting (Today)

Hey Everyone,

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...

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Last Meeting Details

Hey Everyone,

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...

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Details for Tomorrow's Meeting (4/26)

Hey everyone,

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...

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