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Members of the Lincolnshire Linux User Group have been invited to events being hosted by both Hull LUG and York LUG.
on the 31st October HLUG are hosting an Ubuntu Release Party, and on the 7th & 8th November YLUG are hosting an installfest. The events have been added to the LUG Calendar, and further details of the installfest can be found here.
Please go along and show your support if you can... and don't forget to get involved on the mailing list, and help get something, no matter how small, organised for LLUG
You are all warmly invited to OggCamp, an open culture and social media
unconference scheduled for Sunday, 25 October 2009 in Wolverhampton in the
UK. (That's the day after LUG Radio Live 2009 and will be held close by.)
OggCamp is being organised by the Ubuntu UK Podcast and the Linux Outlaws.
**What is an Unconference?** An unconference is an unscheduled, informal
event, where participants volunteer to talk about, or lead a discussion on
a subject. We hope people will come along and talk about anything related
to open culture, free software and more besides. We don't everything that
will happen on the day, but one thing is for sure: Both podcasts will be
recording some live material at some point.
**Why OggCamp?** We liked the name. :) The "Ogg" bit reflects free media
and the "Camp" bit reflects the informal "barcamp" atmosphere we hope the
event will have. The Ubuntu UK Podcast and Linux Outlaws are both
distributed in the Ogg format.
For more info please see:
* Fossevents http://fossevents.org/2009/08/19/oggcamp
* Facebook http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=116180936663
* Twitter http://twitter.com/oggcamp
* Identi.ca http://identi.ca/oggcamp
Sorry for the downtime, but it wasn't my fault - honest!
The data centre in which the server sits that hosts the DNS and the forum for this site was attacked last Sunday night. The attack was a zero day type and took down around 2,000 servers and over 100,000 websites.
Details can be read here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/06/08/webhost_attack/
New servers have now been acquired and configured and we are back online. Unfortunately the forum has had to start again, so please go and (re)register then chat away.
Tuesday May 26th saw the seventh release of one of the favourite Ubuntu remixes - Linux Mint.
Mint incorporates the best of Ubuntu with extra configuration tools, software and media codecs built in.
This makes an easier experience for Linux users.
As the website says:
"The 7th release of Linux Mint comes with numerous bug fixes and a lot of improvements. In particular the menu system, the application manager and the upload manager now provide new features such as “Suggestions”, “Featured applications”, “SCP and SFTP support”. The underlying base of the operating system was also strengthened with a new adjustment mechanism which makes Linux Mint more robust and less vulnerable to Ubuntu package upgrades, and the introduction of virtual and meta packages which simplify upgrade paths and the installation of multiple desktop environments."
It's well worth a download and a very good distro.
The Free Software Pact is a decentralized initiative with local coordination in European countries. In a press release the Free Software Pact initiative called upon UK citizens and MEP candidates to stand up for the principles of a free society by backing free software in the upcoming European Parliament elections on June 4, 2009.
A list of UK MEP candidates and their contact details can be found at http://www.bond.org.uk/pages/mep-candidate-contact-details.html. Candidates can support the Free Software Pact by signing a copy of the pact and faxing, mailing or emailing a copy by following the instructions at http://www.freesoftwarepact.eu/post/The-Free-Software-Pact.
To join this campaign, for media interviews please contact Mark Taylor, UK Coordinator for the Free Software Pact : email@example.com.
After Monday nights performance Lincs LUG have been invited back to talk about more Open Source stuff... if anyone has any ideas of subjects that may be good to air, then please let us know, and you could be on the radio next time.
I have offered to talk about Open Source alternatives to software to enable windows users access to the Open Source world, and to show the wealth of packages available to Linux Users.
Today, Iain appeared on BBC Radio Lincolnshire to talk about Linux as an alternative to Windows. He spoke about what Linux is and what it does. Explaining that Linux is a viable alternative to our favourite propriety Operating System.
A good 30 minutes of Linux on the Radio and hopefully brought Open Source into many peoples front rooms.
As a LUG we must now be ready to answer any and all questions that come our way from this exposure to help promote our favourite OS.
if you wnat to see the real power of google apps then let Iain Baker or Dave Rice know, and they will give you the power to contribute to the site
LincsLUG trial google site magicness