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Critial Bug Announced - Ghost

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  • Friday, February 06 2015 @ 01:38 PM EST
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Patch those Linux servers!  A critical vulnerability was announced at the end of January that will impact most Linux distributions.  Details were published on a variety of venues, including here.

The official Ubuntu security release was posted and users running 12.04 LTS and 10.04 LTS should apply the patches.   A server reboot will be required.

LinuxPadawan

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  • Friday, February 06 2015 @ 01:13 PM EST
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Find a mentor as you learn and explore using Linux.  Check out LinuxPadawan

 

"Linux lovers from every area of the Linux Community have joined forces under the flag of LinuxPadawan to supplement the skills of Linux users of all kinds. The Linux Community is a place where everyone, non-technical and power users alike, can contribute and make a difference."

Just Announced - New Raspberry Pi 2

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  • Thursday, February 05 2015 @ 12:08 AM EST
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Just announced on February 2, 2015 - Raspberry Pi 2 is now available for sale.  This new version sports several improvements over the Raspberry Pi model B, including:

  • A 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU (~6x performance)
  • 1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM (2x memory)

Click on over to raspberrypi.org for the news release and video.

Ubuntu Global Jam

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  • Wednesday, February 04 2015 @ 11:51 PM EST
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UbuntuGlobalJam is a word-wide community event that promotes Ubuntu and provides users a chance to participate in improving Ubuntu.

ROALUG First Meeting - Intro to Ubuntu

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  • Wednesday, February 04 2015 @ 11:46 PM EST
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It's official - the first meeting of the Roanoke Linux Users Group. Inspired by the Ubuntu Global Jam, this meeting will provide an introduction to using Ubuntu as a workstation and a server.

Grandin CoLab has graciously agreed to provide the venue for the meeting.

Visit the ROALUG Meetup.com page for more details and directions

ROALUG is now on Meetup.com

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ROALUG Announcements
  • Friday, January 09 2015 @ 05:13 PM EST
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Roanoke Linux Users Group is now listed on Meetup.com - scheduled meetings, discussion boards and community activities will be posted there.  ROALUG.net will continue to be the group blog for posting interesting news, links and comments.

New User Interface for Raspbian

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  • Friday, January 02 2015 @ 12:01 PM EST
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Happy New Year! Did anyone get a brand new Raspberry Pi this holiday season? If so, check out this list of tips for new users!

Also, a fresh  new user interface (UX) for Raspbian has been released. Check out these links:

UX Engineer Simon Long shares insights

Changes to the Raspbian User Interface

 

Happy Holiday Season

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ROALUG Announcements
  • Friday, December 05 2014 @ 03:20 PM EST
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Happy Holidays ... look for new activity and blog content in January 2015.

Deconstructing Shellshocked

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  • Monday, September 29 2014 @ 05:16 PM EDT
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With all the talk about security and vulnerabilities of various operating systems, it's been hard to miss the latest revelation about the Linux/Unix bug call "Shellshocked."  Some of the things being posted are not always technically correct (this article) and some are questioning if the patches being pushed out are effective.

Of course, being vigilant and making sure your system has the latest updates never hurts!

 

New Topic - Raspberry Pi

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  • Monday, September 15 2014 @ 02:25 PM EDT
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Introducing a new topic on ROALUG.net dedicated to discussion about the Raspberry Pi!

New version of Raspbian and NOOBS released September 15, 2014:

  • Java JDK 8
  • Minecraft pre-installed
  • Epiphany now as the default web browser (replaces Midori)

Details here at raspberrypi.org

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