KWLUG Meeting: Monday, March 7, 2022, 7pm

Installing Linux, WebAssembly

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In this beginner-oriented presentation, Paul Nijjar will discuss considerations you should have in mind when deciding whether you can install Linux on a particular device. He will cover what factors make installing Linux easier, what factors make it more difficult, and some practical tips.

Mikalai Birukou will discuss WebAssembly, a low-level language embedded into web browsers. The discussion will start with the instruction set and a stack-based virtual machine, then move into system design. If you have ever wondered how operating systems interact with userspace, this talk will be of interest to you. If there is time, Mikalai will also relate WebAssembly to Rust.