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Docker: What is it and why do I care?

Meeting Info
Speaker: 
Dave Kline
Date: 
10/11/2014 10:00am - 12:00pm

Docker is an exciting new project aiming to change how we think of running and packaging workloads. Ã Under the hood, Docker makes use of containers, thinly provisioned storage, and repositories. Rather than simply containing processes, Docker aims to make it easy to create, distribute, and run workloads anywhere.

Polling Option now available

There was a recent request to have the ability to create polls to post questions to the NOVALUG audience, so we have gone ahead and enabled that option for all registered users.

You will be able to create/edit/delete your own polls and set time limits to the polls.

If anyone has any question or problems about using the polls feature or any other parts of the NOVALUG website please post your questions on the forums or the mailing list.

I recommend the Forums on the site as it is an excellent place to have "OT" discussions. (just my humble opinion)

Mailing List DOWN

The mailman server is DOWN. We hope to have a new server up very soon.

October 10, 2009 Install/Tweak/Share Event! (Reston Library)


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Install, Tweak, Share!
Date: 10 October 2009
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: 11925 Bowman Towne Dr, Reston, VA (Reston Library)

Appliances and SUSE Linux

Novell announced through a press release today that the long awaited SUSE Studio is finally available for production use, along with a host of other capabilities and tools to help make it easier to develop appliances based on SUSE Linux Enterprise. These offerings include:

  1. SUSE Studio Online - web-based appliance building tool
  2. SUSE Linux Enterprise JeOS - micro foundation for SUSE based appliances
  3. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Amazon EC2 - you can now run SLES on the Amazon EC2 cloud
  4. Go-to-market support for ISVs
  5. Technical preview of the SUSE Appliance Toolkit

Full press release

Do you want a copy of Fedora 11? (will have media for install at meeting)

Fedora 11 x86 (32bit)
25% (2 votes)
Fedora 11 x86_64 (64bit)
13% (1 vote)
None, I will install from USB at meeting
0% (0 votes)
No thanks
63% (5 votes)
Total votes: 8

Meeting Update (Future meeting info)

The poll is finished and there is an overwhelming desire to keep the meetings on Saturday. The space search continues, but we have moved the meeting to 2nd Saturday starting in SEPTEMBER.

1 August 2009
Paul Frields will talk about Fedora at the Herndon Library
768 Center Street
Herndon, VA 20170-4640

12 September 2009
Reston Library
Topic: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV)

10 October 2009
Ubuntu and Mail Services

Guide to Research Paper Management

Research paper writing entails intricate step-by-step procedure. Therefore, it is essential to manage every step meticulously in order to produce a quality research paper. Here’s the step-by-step procedure towards efficient research paper management:

STEP 1. Select a topic
Choose a topic that stimulates interests and challenging. The attitude towards a topic determines the amount of effort and enthusiasm exerted on a study. Focus on a limited aspect and select a subject that is manageable. Avoid topics that are too technical or those that only has scarce source materials.

STEP 2. Gather data
There are many ways to gather the necessary details of the study – on the Internet, in the library and other electronic resources. In gathering data, it is relevant to jot down full bibliographical information of the source like the author, title, URLs, and date of publication. Keep in mind that a study without bibliographical information is irrelevant since source is not cited.

Debate over Mono

There's a long running "discussion" about whether Mono and apps written in .NET/C# should be included, nay- used, in Linux. Apparently, Richard Stallman doesn't think so... [Thanks to Slashdot for the reminder] He doesn't really go into the details as to why, but rather appears to be using his "status" to be enough justification to his argument.

If you are open minded and not simply a Microsoft basher, check out this fantastic explanation on Why Mono Doesn't Suck to hear the other side of the story. Then make up your own mind.

Me? I love my Tomboy!!

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