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Unless otherwise noted, our meetings are held on the first Tuesday and third Monday of each month, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

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  • [geek:3] Mon, May 18, 2015
    Alison Chaiken - "Systemd: The Modern Linux init System You Will Learn to Love"
    Location: Davis Public Library, Blanchard Room

    The controversial systemd — a suite of system management daemons, libraries, and utilities designed as a central management and configuration platform for the Linux computer operating system — has absorbed udev, and purported to replace syslog with the journal daemon.

    Recent decisions by Debian and Ubuntu to adopt systemd assure its prominence as a Linux init system. Users and sysadmins are predictably horrified. In fact, systemd is winning wide acceptance, our speaker says, because it is simpler, easier to use, and better documented than its competition. Alison Chaiken will describe how to get started with systemd, discuss some problems with it, and perform some simple demos.

    About the speaker:
    Alison Chaiken is a senior software engineer at the Embedded Software Division of Mentor Graphics, working in embedded Linux and middleware. She was in the recent past a MeeGo Technical Consultant at Nokia Mobility Solutions, and describes herself as 'a recovering physicist', who has computed primarily on Unix since the days of the VAX 11/750. Before her work at Nokia, she worked on pervasive computing projects at HP Labs, then moved to Stanford Linear Accelerator Center to write instrument control and user interface software.

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  • [geek:1] Mon, October 19, 2015
    Ronin Dusette - "PlayOnLInux: a graphical front-end to Wine"
    Location: Davis Public Library, Blanchard Room

    PlayOnLinux is a piece of software which allows you to easily install and use numerous games and apps designed to run with Microsoft Windows. A minority of commercial games are compatible with Linux at the moment, which can be a factor that prevents some users from migrating to it. PlayOnLinux brings a cost-free, accessible and efficient solution to this problem.

    Written in Bash shell and Python, and using wxPython of its interface, PlayOnLinux is graphical front-end to Wine, an open source "compatibility layer" capable of running Windows applications on Linux, Mac OS X and BSD. Wine translates Windows API calls, which eliminates the performance and memory penalties of other methods. This means you do not need to own a Windows license to use PlayOnLinux!

    About the Speaker:
    Ronin Dusette is a web developer/designer, photographer, technical consultant and musician, as well as a member of the PlayOnLinux team.

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