Past Meetings

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 10 September 2007

We have a vendor presentation scheduled for this meeting. Doors open at 6pm for casual conversation and networking. Formal presentation starts at 7pm.

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Date: 
Monday, 10 September 2007
Presentation Topic

Virtualization with VMware

VMware provides virtualization products. The largest of four world wide VMware support centres is in Burlington, Ontario.

Brian Ferguson and a number of colleagues from VMware will delight us with stories from inside VMware. They'll provide us with configuration and deployment tips to make VMware work better for us.

Presentation outline
* Introduction to VMware and a little about our culture
* Most Interesting Cases we have faced
* Strangest Cases we have faced
* Most Challenging Cases we have faced
* Recognizing when and when NOT to use VMware products

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Emcee: 
richard

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 13 August 2007

Summer is here and we have another festival of social interaction planned!

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Date: 
Monday, 13 August 2007
Presentation Topic

Command Line Carnival

Several people will present command line tools and tricks:

  • Chris Bruner: wc
  • Paul Nijjar: three ways to rename files on the command line
  • John van Ostrand: network piping and diagnostic tools (strace, tcpdump, strings, hexdump, ldd, ls -lu), RPM commands (rpm -qi, rpm -qf, rpm -ql, rpm -qa)

This presentation is newbie-friendly.

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KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 09 July 2007

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Nominee: OpenStreetMap
Date: 
Monday, 9 July 2007
Presentation Topic

Firewalls for home and small office: IPCop

IPCop is a specialized Linux distribution for firewalls. We'll learn how to acquire and install IPCop and how to use its web-based administration interface.

Addon packages can extend IPCop's capabilities. We'll look at selected addons if time permits.

Presented
Emcee: 
John Kerr

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 04 June 2007

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Nominee: Drupal
Date: 
Monday, 4 June 2007
Presentation Topic

OpenWRT on the Linksys WRT54GL

Cedric Puddy will give us the "nickel tour" of installing Linux on the Linux WRT54GL hackable router. He will:

  • flash the routers with OpenWRT
  • demonstrate the flexibility of the built-in switch
  • show OpenWRT's ipkg management
  • share scripts that he wrote to make flashing the boxes easier
  • Discuss differences between the stock Linksys images, OpenWRT and DD-WRT

If there is time Cedric will also demo the Wi-Spy 2.4 GHz spectrum analyser.

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KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 07 May 2007

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Date: 
Monday, 7 May 2007
Presentation Topic

Who's Who at KWLUG

This is a periodic Meet & Greet meeting. Members are encouraged to come with "Show & Tell" from their latest or current projects. No formal presentations are scheduled beyond LUG-maintenance-type discussion.

Members are encouraged to meet and talk in informal groups. This is an opportunity to chat with LUG-folk that they see less-often.

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Regional event: HICK Tech

HICK Tech is coming to Owen Sound on the Monday, 30 April and Tuesday 01 May 2007. This two day conference / workshop looks at several aspects of technology with an emphasis on rural users.

KWLUG regulars might even recognize a presenter in the "Digital Lifestyles" stream.

Date: 
Monday, 30 April 2007

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 02 April 2007

We have a festival of encryption presentations this month. We'll learn about the GnuPG tools, how and why they work and why you should consider them. We'll also look at using GnuPG tools within a few different email clients.

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Nominee: FreePBX
Date: 
Monday, 2 April 2007
Presentation Topic

Using GnuPG with Thunderbird and Mutt

Andrew Cant will demonstrate and discuss using GnuPG with the Thunderbird and Mutt email clients. After the presentation the attendes should have enough information to go out and use Thunderbird or Mutt to sign, verify, encrypt and decrypt their email.
The presentation is intended for beginner/intermediate.

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Presentation Topic

GnuPG - privacy and authentication (plus KMail, perhaps)

What is GnuPG, you might ask? Well, according to the www.gnupg.org:
"GnuPG is the GNU project's complete and free implementation of the OpenPGP standard as defined by RFC2440 . GnuPG allows to encrypt and sign your data and communication, features a versatile key managment system as well as access modules for all kind of public key directories."

Adam's presentation will attempt to explain what that means and why you might care. This will include an overview of public key cryptography, its uses, and the GnuPG implementation in particular. Time permitting, the use of GnuPG with the KMail email client will also be demonstrated.

Presented
Emcee: 
John Kerr

KWLUG Meeting: Monday 05 March 2007

Our special guest presenter for March is Evan Leibovitch. He's a tireless advocate of Open Source and co-founded the Linux Professional Institute and the Canadian Association for Open Source.

This meeting begins at 7pm. Doors open at 6pm for casual conversation and perhaps a Linux-related video.

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Date: 
Monday, 5 March 2007
Presentation Topic

Drupal content management system

Evan Leibovitch will demonstrate and discuss the Drupal Content Management System.

We've had lots of questions about Content Management Systems. A CMS moves the burden of creating a web site from "writing some HTML" to "writing the content." Drupal is a leading open source CMS. Attend this meeting and you'll see why.

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Emcee: 
Raul Suarez

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 05 February 2007

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Date: 
Monday, 5 February 2007
Presentation Topic

Understanding the X window system

Chris Frey will demonstrate and discuss the X Window System from a user's point of view, focusing on the common tools that come with X, regardless of which desktop system you choose to use. The following topics are planned:

* X configuration overview
* The X startup process
* Connecting to your X server
* X managers
o The display manager
o The window manager
o The session manager
* Cut and paste
o What's the difference between the current selection, cut buffer, and clipboard?
* X toys

Presented
Emcee: 
rbclemen

KWLUG Meeting: 08 January 2007

Date: 
Monday, 8 January 2007
Presentation Topic

VoIP for the SOHO

This introduction to VoIP is aimed at small office / home office users. John will cover hardware, software and configuration issues at the introductory level. The interested attendee will learn what options they have, and what steps to take to implement their own VoIP system. Expect to hear about VoIP phones, analog telephone adapters, telephony cards, Asterisk, TrixBox, and VoIP providers.

Presented
Emcee: 
richard
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