Welcome to Roanoke Linux Users Group Tuesday, May 22 2018 @ 05:56 AM EDT
Thanks goes out to the Grandin CoLab for being a sponsor of the ROALUG by providing access to their facilities for our meetings.
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.
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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:
Click on over to raspberrypi.org for the news release and video.
UbuntuGlobalJam is a word-wide community event that promotes Ubuntu and provides users a chance to participate in improving Ubuntu.
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
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.
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:
Happy Holidays ... look for new activity and blog content in January 2015.
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!