What we're about

FredLUG is a Linux Users Group that meets to talk about Open Source Software, hardware and most importantly, Linux. We discuss a variety of subjects from very technical to high level all concentrated in providing IT solutions using Open Source and Linux. Members of the group run a variety of different Linux distributions and we do not focus on a single one.

Besides the meetings, we use mailing list (fredlug-list@meetup.com) to communicate outside the meetings. Feel free to join the conversation or to come to a meeting.

We meet on the fourth Saturday of each month (with the exception of November and December) at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library Howell Branch (http://librarypoint.org/locations/ENG) from 9am until noon, however most meetings end at 11:00am.

Upcoming events (4+)

USB based Linux Distributions

Online event

Speaker: Doug Baggett

Looking to take Linux on the road without a laptop? Or maybe you want to keep your OS on you at all times? The answer is of course a bootable USB Linux USB stick.

Ever since the early live bootable Knoppix Linux distribution (and maybe earlier) the ability to have a live version of the Linux OS on a bootable stick has provided Linux users with an easy way to take their favorite OS with them wherever they might need it. Even though these early (and later) bootable versions of Linux were available, options such as keeping the stick up to date and installing new software require a cumbersome process of remastering image files to make them persist across reboots.

Two such distributions MX and Antix which have partnered together to leverage each other’s engineering talent have taken a unique approach providing a fully-featured set of utilities that allow for persistence in many combinations of root and home partitions in addition to allowing for MANY options via boot loader. Some of these include where and how the persistence is stored such as fully in RAM, on SSD/HD, or the USB stick itself.

IMPORTANT
While this talk is going to happen online, we will STILL be meeting at the library to watch Doug do his presentation. If you forgot, the address is 806 Lyons Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22406.

Because the library doesn't open until 9am, we will not be able to start the presentation until around 9.15. We'll try to be on the call by phone until we get settled, to let people in.

Monthly Meeting

Online event

Our monthly meeting - agenda to be posted soon.

Monthly Meeting

Online event

Our monthly meeting - agenda to be posted soon.

Monthly Meeting

Online event

Our monthly meeting - agenda to be posted soon.

Past events (121)

Performance Monitoring and Tuning

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