The next session of Linux 201 will be about GNU Screen. The session will be this Thursday March 6 at 7pm in LWSN B158.
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The MATH Supercomputer tour this semester is coming up on Wednesday, March 5th. Come see some of the fastest supercomputers in the world! Conte was listed 33 on the top 500 list last November. Please show up before 6:30pm under the MATH building and indicate your intention to come on the form below so that we can get a good idea of how many people will be coming (you can still come if you don’t fill it out).
Feel free to come join us for a mini Tech Talk coming up on Saturday, February 15th from 2pm-4pm in Lilly 1105. Students will come up to talk on a variety of topics. Afterwards, we’ll go somewhere to get something to eat (we’ll decide as a group after the talk). The Tech talks will be limited to about 15min each. We currently have four people scheduled to talk. Please see the flier for details on the topics.
The first session of Linux 201 is coming up on Thursday at 7:00pm in LWSN B158. The session will be an introduction to using Wine. It will discuss the caveats of getting certain Windows programs to run in Linux.
There will be a Spring callout this year. Come find out what the Purdue Linux Users Group is about.
Welcome back for the new year and the spring semester. We hope your holidays went well. The PLUG calendar has been updated with events for this semester. Officer meeting times and member meeting times have been assigned. Keep an eye out for future updates on the calendar, and we hope you have a wonderful new year!
The Open Source Lan this semester will be this Friday, November 8th from 6-10pm in LWSN B155! We will be playing Nethack, Alien Arena, 0AD, Warsow, Super Tux Kart, Marathon, and more! Please install games in advance. If you have trouble you can stop by at 5:30pm. There will be competitions and prizes. Please plan to bring $12.50 if you would like to get a PLUG shirt!
There will be a tech talk about the process of writing Linux Drivers on Monday, October 28th at 7:30-8:30pm in LWSN B134. Eric Villasenor will be speaking. If you can, bring a laptop to follow along with any examples.
The next installment of the Linux 101 series on advanced editors will be presented in the form of a battle between vim and emacs! Thor Smith will present vim usage and Alex Ryker will present emacs usage. There will be debate and time for questions at the end. The event will be in LWSN B158 from 7-8pm on Wednesday October 23rd!
There will be a PGP signing event this coming Monday, October 21st at 6pm-7pm in LWSN B155. Please bring a student ID and government ID. Also, please try to print about 10-30 copies of your pgp fingerprint beforehand. Professor Gene Spafford has agreed to present on how PGP works at the event.
You can generate a pgp key by doing the following:
You can get the fingerprint for the key by doing the following:
gpg –fingerprint <keyId>
You can reference the general layout for a pgp signing event and look at the process for generating keys and signing them here: