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Distribution choices, installation, and Linux basics

Most of the discussion at our meeting on 3/12 centered around installing Linux and what distributions are available.  Bring a laptop, or a desktop if you want, and we will go through installing a few distributions.  Use a spare drive if you have any data that needs to be saved, as we will be formatting the hard drive during installation.  We will also discuss package management for a few distributions and the Linux file system, mainly related to partitioning disks and disk considerations during installation.

Bring a CD with any distributions you want to try out.  I will bring several CD's as well, but may not have enough if we have more than 10 people.

Hopefully we can get a good mix of experienced Linux users to help those just starting out.

 

** Location subject to change, keep an eye out for group emails!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great! Awesome group of guys.

    April 10, 2013

  • Al S.

    Now I know which distro to put in my spare laptop next.

    April 10, 2013

  • Rob F.

    It was a pleasure meeting everyone and doing our best to avoid the "ooh, squirrel!!!" moments. Andy had a great slideshow with the distro overview (which id love to snag a copy of). I was surprised at the level of expertise that many of the guys had and look forward to meeting up with everyone again soon. If we start any breakout sessions, Id be glad to come to any of them as well.

    April 10, 2013

  • Al R.

    This meetup was absolutely awesome - The amount of expertise and knowledge with-in the group is absolutely amazing.

    April 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Broad overview of linux distros. We talked about a lot of different topics

    April 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Enjoyed meeting with the group.

    April 9, 2013

  • VENKAT

    chrome book with dual boot options...

    April 8, 2013

  • Rob F.

    I look forward to meeting everyone. I am a fan of ubuntu/debian but am starting to get into BSD as well

    April 8, 2013

  • John

    VMware Player & VirtualBox are always good for trying out Linux distros.

    1 · April 7, 2013

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