April Meeting: TBD

When:

Thursday, April 21, 2022 @ 7:00pm

Where:

Wright State University
Russ Engineering Center, Room 348

We will also have an online presence via the Zoom web conferencing service.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87602254357
Meeting ID: 876 0225 4357

If joining a meeting from a Windows PC, the Zoom client will automagically download and attempt to install. For those using Linux, you can download the free (not Free) Zoom client from this page. It’s available for a variety of distributions.

Presentations/Topics:

No formal presentation is scheduled.

As always, any news, discussions, and questions about Linux / Open Source topics are welcome.

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March Meeting: Prettymaps et al.

When:
Thursday, March 17, 2022 @ 7:00pm

Where:

Wright State University
Russ Engineering Center, Room 348
MASKS ARE REQUIRED!

We will also have an online presence via the Zoom web conferencing service.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87602254357
Meeting ID: 876 0225 4357

If joining a meeting from a Windows PC, the Zoom client will automagically download and attempt to install. For those using Linux, you can download the free (not Free) Zoom client from this page. It’s available for a variety of distributions.

Presentations/Topics:

No formal presentation is scheduled.

Grant Root will briefly discuss and demonstrate prettymaps, “a small set of Python functions to draw pretty maps from OpenStreetMap data.”

There will be time for other short presentations.

As always, any news, discussions, and questions about Linux / Open Source topics are welcome.

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February Meeting: Virtualization with KVM & QEMU

Video recording
Chat log

When:
Thursday, February 17, 2022 @ 7:00pm

Where:

Wright State University
Russ Engineering Center, Room 348
MASKS ARE REQUIRED!

We will also have an online presence via the Zoom web conferencing service.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87602254357
Meeting ID: 876 0225 4357

If joining a meeting from a Windows PC, the Zoom client will automagically download and attempt to install. For those using Linux, you can download the free (not Free) Zoom client from this page. It’s available for a variety of distributions.

Presentations/Topics:

“QEMU is a free and open-source hypervisor. It emulates the machine’s processor through dynamic binary translation and provides a set of different hardware and device models for the machine, enabling it to run a variety of guest operating systems. It can interoperate with Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) to run virtual machines at near-native speed.” – Wikipedia

Similar to VirtualBox, but much faster on a Linux host, the combination of KVM, QEMU, libvirt-daemon, and virt-manager will allow you to quickly and easily create virtual machines running the operating system of your choice.

Grant Root is a long-time VirtualBox user who recently discovered that KVM/QEMU is a lot less scary than he expected. He will demonstrate installing and configuring the necessary packages for an Ubuntu-based system, creating a new virtual machine, and installing a (small) Linux operating system on the VM. For those who want to get a head start, check out his documentation here.

As always, any news, discussions, and questions about Linux / Open Source topics are welcome.

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