Past BLUG Events

Linux Virtualization with OpenVZ

03/01/2007 at 12:00 AM

John Blandford will be presenting: Linux Virtualization with OpenVZ

OpenVZ is an Operating System level server virtualization system
recently released under the GPL by SWsoft.

An OS level virtualization scheme runs a single OS kernel.   It provides
resource isolation and management to divide up the system into multiple
virtual servers.   These virtual servers look to their users like full
physical servers, but are really just containers of normal processes and
files in the underlying OS.   This lite weight approach lets these
systems run hundreds of virtual servers on common hardware.

John will talk a bit about virtualization, and then show OpenVZ in action.

For more information, take a look at:

Blug BTC Meeting – Slackware

02/01/2007 at 12:00 AM

Aaron Miller will demonstrate a new version of Slackware. John will marvel at how much it has changed since the old days.

Blug Meeting – Ubuntu/Kubuntu

12/07/2006 at 12:00 AM

Install Ubuntu or Kubuntu and fatten up your machine with lots of useful additions from various Debian repositories. This will be an informal session with an MC at the front and lots of input from members of the audience. We plan on doing a live demo.

If you’ve been thinking about moving from Novell/SuSE to another distro this would be a good meeting to attend.

Blug Install Fest Thurs Oct 5th

10/05/2006 at 12:00 AM

On Thursday Oct 5th at BTC in D bldg 7pm til 9pm
BLUG will host an open to the public Linux install fest.

I have three SuSE Enterprise Desktop 10 and four SuSE Open Linux CD’s,
donated by Novell, that will be available.
Anyone else with other flavors please bring your CD’s.

BLUG’rs tell your friends who’ve been thinking about Linux and
come yourselves to lend support with technical assistance.

John B. will be there to talk about “Install HowTo’s, Tips and Tricks”

It should be fun, so spread the word “Now is the time to try

BLUG meeting Thrusday Sept 7th at BTC

08/31/2006 at 12:00 AM

Adrian will finish his talk on Base and Mark will use the second half of the meeting for Dynamically Generated Open Office Documents. The meeting will be held in D building at Bellingham Tech College from 7pm till 9pm.

Blug summer picnic

08/13/2006 at 12:00 AM

The annual summer picnic will be held at Fairhaven Park in the upper shelter on Aug 13 from 4:00-8:00 PM. Bring food, kids, frisbees, tall tales etc. The is uphill from where we normally hold the Christmas party. Look for Tux on the horizon.

July 6th Meeting: Open Office applications

07/06/2006 at 12:00 AM

Open Office is the leading office suite for Linux. It also runs on Windows, so non-Linux users can get a sense of the value of free and open source software.

This presentation by Carl and Adrian will cover OpenOffice applications, including the basics, styles/formatting, tips, politics/culture, compatibility with other popular office suites, and technical details lurking deep.

Tripwire security tool

06/01/2006 at 12:00 AM

Thursday June 1, is our next monthly BLUG meeting.   The meeting will be held at Bellingham Technical College at 7PM in room D5.   For directions to BTC go to:

After our usual QA session, John will be talking about the Tripwire security tool.   Tripwire is a file integrity checking program that can be used for intrusion detection, intrusion clean up and change management”.   John will show how to setup, configure and use Tripwire to monitor file system changes.

Download and print the Linuxfest poster

04/09/2006 at 12:00 AM

Irvin created a great looking poster for Linuxfest Northwest 2006 that you can download, save, print with Gimp and hang where you think people will see it. Get your copy at

Please save your copy and print from Gimp or another graphics program, not your browser. If you want to print multiple copies in Gimp use the “Setup printer” button from Print dialog box. You should see a command field that looks something like this…

lp -s -dprinter -oraw

and add -n x (where x is the number of copies to print) to the command line argument, then click OK and then Print.

Have fun.

Linux Sound Shoot Out

03/02/2006 at 12:00 AM

Do computer speakers suck? Are there alternatives to iPod?

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