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BerkeleyLUG Programming Classes

We are beta testing the Programming Class idea that Phil came up with during the first meeting.  Carl has volunteered to teach the first one on PERL as described in this forum thread: http://www.berkeleylug.com/?page_id=16&wpforumaction=viewtopic&t=15.0 The temporary time will be 3:30 pm directly after the next regular meeting on Sunday July 12.  The location will either…

Laptops for Uganda

After giving me some great help with my Linux laptop, Jack Deslippe has graciously invited me to post something about a little project I’ve got going in Uganda, which some of you might be interested in. I believe he has already mentioned it at the last meeting. I was the dean of an Eastern Orthodox…

The Best Docks on the Linux Coast

Even Mark Shuttleworth is willing to admit that OSX has a pretty nice usable interface that is a good goal for desktop Linux to beat in the coming year or so. Even if you don’t want to replicate the mac, or if you think compiz is more useless than it is functional (how dare you!?),…

New Linux Video Contest

Some of you may have heard of the Linux Foundations’ “We’re Linux” video contest. There is a new contest out sponsored by Novell and the Linux Foundation.  The topic is: “What do you do with Linux?” The top prizes are $2000, a laptop and a custom MP3 player.  The deadline is July 1st.  The entries…

The Three Best Linux Media Centers

Let me first start off by saying that someone is likely going to be very angry at me for omitting program x, y, z or Miro. Please express that anger in the comments below. The three media centers I list are my favorites. All of them integrate easily with MythTV by adding a simple menu…

NILFS: An interesting new file system.

“NILFS2 (New Implementation of a Log-Structured File System Version 2) is a very promising new log-structured file system that has continuous snapshots and versioning of the entire file system. This means that you can recover files that were deleted or unintentionally modified as well as perform backups at any time from a snapshot without a…