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Friday, 3 November, 2006

Next NILUG Meeting

Remember, there will be no NILUG meeting in November. The next meeting will Saturday, December 2, 2006. That's the first Saturday of December.

Our regularly scheduled (second Saturday) meetings will resume in January, 2007.

Tuesday, 3 October, 2006

October Meeting Reminder

This month's meeting will not be held on the second Saturday. It will be held on Saturday, October 28 instead. Also, remember that there will be no meeting in November.

Tuesday, 12 September, 2006

Meeting Changes for the next three months

The holiday season creates all kinds of problems for groups that meet on a specific day of the month. NILUG is the perfect example. For various reasons, the following will be our meeting schedule for the last three months of 2006:

The meeting location is still the same.

Wednesday, 23 August, 2006

September NILUG Meeting

The September North Idaho Linux User Group meeting will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2006 at Frank Ten Thy's house. For more information, please see the Meeting Location page.

We have had remarkably good turnouts for this summer's meetings. We hope that the September meeting will be well attended, too.

Friday, 21 July, 2006

NILUG August Meeting

The next North Idaho Linux User Group meeting will be on Saturday, August 12, 2006 at Frank Ten Thy's house. As always, the meeting will start at noon.

There are no scheduled talks at this meeting, so if you need help with Linux or are interested in loading Linux on your computer plan to attend the meeting and get your questions answered.

Wednesday, 28 June, 2006

NILUG July Meeting

The next meeting of the North Idaho Linux User Group will be held on Saturday, 8 July 2006 at noon at the normal location.

Anyone who has an interest in Linux is invited to attend. There are no dues, signups or other strings. The company is cordial and we don't make fun of those who are stuck on Microsoft Windows.

If you have installed Linux and are having problems, there are several attendees who qualify as gurus and who can help you with configuration problems.

We also have giveaways. We still have some SimplyMepis disks to give away, and some other stuff, too.

Put us on your calendar. We'll be happy to see you there.

Wednesday, 24 May, 2006

NILUG June Meeting

For June only, the NILUG meeting will be held on the first Saturday of the month, instead of the second Saturday. The next meeting of the North Idaho Linux User Group will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2006 at the usual time and place.

We would really like to know what Linux distro you are currently using, and how you like it. If you attend the meeting, let us know your thoughts on this. We are looking for one live distro based on KDE and one live distro based on Gnome that can be used to introduce new users to the joys of Linux.

Tuesday, 10 May, 2006

NILUG May Meeting

Don't forget that the next NILUG meeting is this Saturday, 13 May, 2006 in Coeur d'Alene, from noon to about 3pm. If you haven't been to the meeting before, location information can be found on the Location Page.

Tuesday, 25 April, 2006

June Meeting Change

The June NILUG meeting will be held a week early, on 3 June. This takes cares of a scheduling conflict by our kind host, Frank Ten Thy. Thanks again for putting up with us, Frank.

Thursday, 13 April, 2006

NILUG May Meeting

The next meeting of the North Idaho Linux User Group will be held on Saturday, 13 May 2006 at the usual time and place. We had a good turnout at the last meeting, and hope to duplicate that at the upcoming meeting. Many thanks to Frank for the veggies and Chris for the pizza.


SUSE 10.1 Release Candidate 1 The Open SUSE organization has announced the release of the first Release Candidate for SUSE 10.1. Several major packages have been updated and many problems have been fixed.

We will be testing this release in the next few weeks, and will post our thoughts and conclusions.

Wednesday, 22 March, 2006

Microsoft has announced that Windows Vista will not be available by the end of the year. This is unsurprising. In 2003, they announced it wouldn't be available until 2006. Why isn't anyone calling this vaporware?

The Vista that Microsoft will be delivering in 2007 bears no resemblance to the Vista (Longhorn) that they began building sometime prior to 2003. It is missing most of the features that Microsoft has promised. You may consider Vista to be a simple upgrade of Windows NT (as Win2k and XP was), not a complete re-design as promised by the Microsoft marketing machine.

This is a tremendous opportunity for Linux advocates to make great inroads into Microsoft's desktop turf. We need to evangelize our operating system - get out there on the weekends and show the public how easy, convenient and trouble-free Linux is. We need to give away Live CD versions of Linux, so people can see for themselves just how easy Linux is to use.


With that in mind, the next meeting of the North Idaho Linux User Group will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2006 at the usual time and place. Part of the meeting will be spent discussing how to implement the above suggestions. The rest of the meeting will be the usual - helping each other and new attendees.

Thursday, 2 March, 2006

NILUG March Meeting

The next North Idaho Linux User Group meeting will be on Saturday, March 11, 2006 at Frank Ten Thy's house. As always, the meeting will start at noon.

There are no scheduled talks at this meeting, so if you need help with Linux or are interested in loading Linux on your computer plan to attend the meeting and get your questions answered.

Tuesday, 14 February, 2006

Google and CodeWeavers Inc. are working together to bring Google's popular Windows Picasa photo editing and sharing program to Linux. The program is now in a limited beta test. If this program is successful, other Google applications will be following it to the Linux desktop, sources say.

Friday, 27 January, 2006

NILUG February Meeting

The next North Idaho Linux User Group meeting will be on Saturday, February 11, 2006 at Frank Ten Thy's house. As always, the meeting will start at noon.

If you need help with Linux, are interested in loading Linux on your computer, or are just plain curious about an operating system with no viruses, adware or spyware, plan to attend the meeting and get your questions answered.

Monday, 2 January, 2006

January Meeting

The next North Idaho Linux User Group meeting will be on Saturday, January 14, 2006 at the normal meeting place. The meeting will start at noon. No topic is scheduled - we'll just talk about Linux and answers questions and help newcomers.