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Meetup

The Leiden Anglophone Linux User Group now has a Meetup.

Well, more to the point, I’ve filled in a bunch of information and paid a little money for a six-month trial and we’ll see how it goes.

Having blown it for March, we’ll try again for first Wednesdays. Now that I’ve specified it as such in a public place, I’ll have to follow through.

Hope to see you there!

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Leiden Anglophone Linux User Group Rides Again

We’ll be meeting on Thursday 11 February at Quartier Latin in Leiden. Join us?

(My apologies for the spam that took over this page. I do hope a changed password and a lot of deletion has fixed things.)

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Final LALUG Meeting of 2012

Thanks to all who joined for our meeting two weeks ago at Gaanderij. Great food, great conversation, but a little pricey for what I’ve been trying to do with this group.

My thought for the final meeting of 2012 is to gather at Quartier Latin, a lovely looking little wine bar directly across Nieuwstraat from Gaanderij. It was not busy last week and my hope is that it isn’t (yet!) taking a huge leap in popularity.

I’ll be there from 7 or so on Thursday evening 13 December, 2012.

Hope to see you there!

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And we’re doing it again…

I’ve been rather busy of late, but we restarted the Leiden Anglophone Linux Group a few weeks ago with quite a successful meeting. A new member with GRUB issues on Ubuntu found us via the Leiden Expats Facebook page and David was able to diagnose and fix them without a problem.

Last week’s meeting was a little smaller and the other three participants had all worked together. We didn’t end up discussing Linux much.

My plan is to have two more meetings before the end of the year. The next one will be Thursday 29 November. Steven recommended a place near Hooglandsekerk that looked quite hospitable.

De Branderij
Middelweg 7-9
2312 KE Leiden
071-5133728

Has anyone tried the Haiku OS of late? Techmonks has posted instructions for installing the latest version to a disk partition here. I’ve not tried it yet, but am going to try it in a VM this weekend. I like the idea of a non-Linux open source operating system almost as much as I like Linux.

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Next meeting!

Good morning, and sorry for being out of touch.

I walked by Fresh n Fast over the weekend and they’ve a note on the door that they’re open 7 days from 5-10pm. My guess is the lunch crowd was not sufficient to justify being open.

This evening I will call and reserve our usual table at the back.

It’s at Kloksteeg 7 in Leiden if you’ve not joined us yet.

There were only three of us (Austin, Oscar and myself) at the last gathering, but a great idea was proposed that we host an install fest in Leiden. Cheap computers (laptops for €150 or so, desktops for €100 can be had from laptops4all.nl) and we can demonstrate the various distros. Oscar indicated a location that my support our efforts for a minimal fee. Let us discuss this further tomorrow.

~Joe

 

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Upcoming meetings and such

By request, we’ve changed the schedule to every other Tuesday (formerly 2nd/4th Thursdays). Upcoming meetings of the Leiden Anglophone Linux User Group include:

26 July
9 August
23 August (Joe will be stateside, but perhaps Austin will step in.
6 September (ditto)
20 September
4 October

There might be demand for taking a summer break as well, but I’ve heard no such cry.

I’ve registered the domain leidenlug.eu and sometime in the next couple weeks we’ll move the blog over and set up a mailing list. Exciting times ahead!

 

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Another Open Source Summer Camp

Good morning!

I’ve been off the grid for a week or so and reading Linux magazines and will add something else of interest shortly. LALUG member Sytze alerts us to Zarafa SummerCamp 2011. Zarafa is a Linux-based groupware product which offers various collaboration and web access tools.

It occurs June 30 and July 1 in Kerkrade, not far from Maastricht.

For more information: http://www.zarafa.com/summercamp2011/welcome-zarafa-summercamp-2011

 

~Joe

 

 

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