Date: June 2, 2009 at
Location: Algonquin College (Woodroffe Campus), room P305
Photos from this meeting: http://tricolour.net/photos/2009/06/02/oclug.html
Video of this meeting: http://www.fosslc.org/drupal/node/444
A Linux "distro", or distribution is a collection of programs and utilities that have been tested to work together.
DSL takes only 50M bytes on a CD or USB key. A full Debian installation can require 20 CDs.
Others specialize in ease of use (Ubuntu), maximum configurability (Gentoo), bleeding edge software versions (Fedora), or stability and long term support (RHEL, CentOS, Debian LTS).
Panel members will discuss different distros, why there are so many of them and things to consider when selecting one.
Note: This is a preliminary meeting notice. We're still looking for novice panel members.
Andrew Ross is President of FOSSLC (Free and Open Source Software Learning), a non profit organization dedicated to improving lives with open source.
He is also a Director of Engineering for Ingres Canada where he leads a team of developers working on geospatial support in Ingres.
Small business computing for manufacturing retail purposes. Now moving to Linux for the last two years.
Tyler Tidman has been wireless since shortly after his birth and has been hacking his own internal firmware for over 30 years. In his spare time, he tries to install Linux on his wife and two cats.
Algonquin College is close to the corner of Woodroffe and Baseline and right across from the Baseline transitway station. Room P305 is in Building P. Free parking is available in lots 8, 9 and 12 after 5pm.