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Cross compiling, emulation and virtualization

Meeting Info
Speaker: 
Eric Johnson
Date: 
5/10/2014 10:00am - 12:30pm
Location: 
Nova-Labs
1881-F Metro Center Drive
Reston, VA 20190

How do you test Linux?
How do you build your own distribution?
How do you build code to run on another machine?

In this lecture, I plan to answer these questions by introducing the theory and practice of cross compilation and virtualization, as well as discuss the ingredients and questions to ask for creating your own Linux distribution. All of the examples use free, open source software (FOSS) that is readily available in many existing distributions. But, since Linux is very much a hobbyist community, this lecture will focus on a doing-it-yourself (DIY) approach (this doesn't have to mean _by_ yourself).

Changing your default site theme and/or your blog theme

After registering an account with the site, you may decide you want to go with a brighter theme than the default. So the site has been populated with about a dozen alternative themes that you can set from your user account.

To do this:

  1. open the "My Account" menu
  2. select the edit option above your account information
  3. scroll down to the theme area of the settings and select the radio button of the theme you want
  4. scroll to the bottom of the page, and hit the save button

Your default theme is now changed whenever you log in.

NOTE: You may have trouble viewing all of the "extra" content with a non-standard theme.

Re: Google To Air Chrome Ads On TV... really?!?

Google To Air Chrome Ads On TV

Really? I understand the need to get the word out about a product, but I don't seem to remember any "gmail" commercials. Is this the right direction to go? Should we get used to this? Is google just wasting money?

Open Source Used in this site

This site has been created on an entirely open source stack, from the underlying highly customized Debian Linux operating system, to the Apache web server, to the Drupal CMS everything here was built on open technologies.

Even the site theme(look and feel) is a project which was originally built as a closed source product by Top Notch Themes, which was bought by Dries Buytaert and licensed out to everyone under the GPLv2. The original theme was called "Aquia Slate" but it has been forked into a theme meant to pseudo-emulate the command line terminal called, "Terminal Obsession" which is also open source and can be found at Google Code.

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