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Mar 20, 2010 - 2 minute read - meetings

Meetings - looking for projects

Well it was a slightly quieter meeting today just Mike, Colin and myself. We had a look at Ubuntu 10.04 beta 1 which unfortunately would not run in Live mode on the PC we used ( It might be a bug as I haven’t tried it on my Core 2 Duo as yet) we also looked at the new Lubuntu beta 1 the first official community release of Ubuntu with the LXDE GUI looked good but crashed a couple of times in live mode, I may try installing them both in Virtual; Box to have a proper look and see if these are still issues.

Mar 13, 2010 - 2 minute read - meetings

Meeting - 6 attending, 3 sessions

Today we hit the dizzying height of 6 members! Dave, Colin, Tony, Mike, Les and a new face, Rick. Welcome Rick. There was lots of activity today, with 3 sessions being run. Everyone took a look at an Acer Aspire Revo that Rick had kindly brought to the LUG. These are fantastic bits of kit and a can handle 1080p HD video with ease, all for under £200! Wow. Then we split into 3 sessions.

Mar 6, 2010 - 1 minute read

Meeting - basic web design

Today we had Dave, Tony, Mike and Les present at the LUG..With a guest appearance from Colin. The focus of todays session was my presentation on the basics of web design. Guide available here I explained the basics of web design using the Kompozer application Text Tables Images Hyperlinks The session went well, with lots of questions and answers. Looking forward to running a further session in the future,building on our basic knowledge and introducing CSS and new HTML tags?

Mar 4, 2010 - 1 minute read -

Fedora ARM in qemu

First attempts with Fedora Arm running in qemu on Linux Mint 8. The picture below (click to enlarge) shows a small c file in the Vi editor, with one line of inline ARM assembler (a NOP instruction) and a puts statement which puts hello on the screen so that you can see something has happened. Instructions on how to get Fedora ARM running in Qemu are here:- The file above is saved as test.c, and compiled with:- gcc test.c the resulting file is called a.out, run it with ./a.out to see ‘hello’ appear on the screen.

Feb 27, 2010 - 2 minute read - meetings

Meeting - chromium and slackware

Today we had Colin, Mike and Les present at the LUG. Today’s session was split into two distinct sections. Colin used Chromium OS in a virtual machine (Virtualbox), and Les learnt how to install Slackware from scratch. Colin used a virtual machine image (*.vmdk) in Virtualbox, to run ChromiumOS, and first impressions were that the distro was firmly based on on the Chrome / Chromium browser. So instead of using a desktop, the user uses different tabs to perform certain tasks.