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Open Source Saturday: Declare your Independence!

From: John F.
Sent on: Sunday, June 30, 2013 6:12 PM

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!


For more details, see the full listing:

When: Saturday, July 6,[masked]:00 AM

Where: Dallas Makerspace
2995 Ladybird Lane 
Dallas, TX 75229

RSVP limit: 20 "Yes" RSVPs

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