Past BLUG Events

The Future of the Linux Desktop: KDE vs GNOME

05/06/1999 at 12:00 AM

Pics from this meeting: – John at the whiteboard; – Gnome; – KDE;

You have read the flame wars, you have seen the screenshots, now find out the TRUTH! We will show you the good, the bad and the VERY ugly of these two contenders for the Linux desktop crown.


          * Why are these important
          * Installation and setup
          * Customizing and Themes
          * Applications
          * Usability Issues

Setting up a Home Network: Linux, Windows, Mac

04/01/1999 at 12:00 AM

Microsoft and Apple are well-known bitter enemies. So it’s no wonder that there’s no obvious way to get their operating systems to cooperate. Luckily, it’s easy to get a Penguin to watch over them and make them play nice with others. This paper is a semi-detailed outline of how I setup my home network with a little hardware, some software tweaks and a whole bunch of HOWTOs.


  1.Introduction and Goals
  2.TCP/IP Networking with Linux and Win95
  3.Windows Networking with Linux and Win95
  4.TCP/IP Networking with Linux and MacOS
  5.AppleTalk Networking with Linux and MacOS
  6.Wrapping Up

Loading and Installing a Custom Kernel with Linux

03/04/1999 at 12:00 AM

Description not available.

Beyond HTML: Programming Dyn Web Pages in Apache

02/04/1999 at 12:00 AM

There are some things you just can’t do with static web pages. Ever wonder how sites like slashdot work, or how you can do things like check you email from a web page? Well, then this presentation is for you!

Web servers can be used to create programs that output HTML These programs are the basis of dynamically changing web pages and web based applications. This presentation will provide short introductions to three programming environments available for the Apache web server, PHP, mod_perl and Java servlets.

  * What are dynamic web pages and why are they important (10 Min/John)
  * Why I like Mod_perl (20 Min/Damian)
  * What’s cool about PHP (20 Min/Chris)
  * Servlets rule! (20 Min/Joel)
  * Panel discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of each / Q and A (whatever time is left)

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