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Open Source Saturday

While we celebrate our country's independence from foreign tyrannies, join us for a little jig for independence from vendor lock-in (less weighty but just as real tyranny!).


Free your Windows, run it in a VM! I'll demonstrate running MS-winders the way your deity of choice intended.  The request was load Virtual Box from scratch, and then create a VM from scratch, and then boot and reboot.  I'll also have a pre-loaded copy to demo.

It is just as easy to load a Linux distro running on top of a Windows (but not sure why you would want to.. :).  Linux is just so much more stable as the base OS, and Windows LOVES to run in a VM.

New Classroom? It might be ready for us to meet in, might not.  We shall see how fast the paint and sheet rock mud drys!  The wall between the two rooms is certainly not there anymore.

Software Freedom Day is in September - We need to talk about getting more folks in and able to use the more secure, more available, more open solutions.  With the rise in attention to privacy issues (cough NSA/Facebook cough) we are lining up talks and speakers on that.

Food! The Wild Turkey by the bowling alley on Walnut is a North Dallas institution, burgers and beers.

Cya here, and then there!


---- Caution: Generic Meetup description follows ---

We are a group of some serious, and some not-so-serious, geeks that want to see the Open Source Ethos spread and help as many people as will let it.  During the meetings, which are pretty much an excuse to get together and have fun, we catch up on topical and industry news, projects, code releases, recent technical problems and solutions...

There are sometimes presentations - anything open source but if it is software then running on more than 1 platform is preferred (Linux, Mac, Win, etc.).  Mobile is an exception due to Apple's refusal to let FOSS code onto their IOS platform - so we talk about Android a lot more.

I you have an itch to scratch that can be solved by technology, bring it on in!  You well always get an educated opinion and sometimes a useful answer too.  The group is not homogeneous around one specific technology, or industry, or language or nationality.  What we have in common is our desire to make our lives better, and the set of people in "our" is everyone, everywhere.

Join us afterwards at Mother's Daughter's Diner for lunch! Yes, you want to save room for the pie. Hope you have a hunger for adventure. ;)

96.1% Geek content by volume.

John Fields

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  • Robert M.

    Hi all, wish I could be there. Down in Austin

    1 · July 6, 2013

    • John F.

      You would have loved it. Virtual Box live demo. You would have been all "but in the cloud you could also do X". You are indeed missed. :-)

      July 7, 2013

  • Gordon

    96.1% Geek content by volume.!?! Sounds weighty!

    July 6, 2013

  • eleyein

    Will be seeking Mentors and Guest Speakers for the Fall Semester at North Texas Community College. Anyone that has a passion for LINUX and Open Source to help open some young eyes to the world of Open Source. :)

    June 20, 2013

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