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NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 17 December 2008 NYLUG: Matt Jamison on Fedora Live
NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 17 December 2008 NYLUG: Matt Jamison on Fedora LiveCD and Holiday Party!
15 Dec 2008 11:18:36 -0500
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Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2008 09:45:01 -0500 (EST)
Subject: [nylug-announce] Dec 17 @ 6:30PM NYLUG: Matt Jamison on Fedora LiveCD
& Holiday Pizza Party!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
590 Madison Ave, 12th Floor
corner of 57th Street
** RSVP Closes at 4:30pm the day of the meeting (sharp!) ***
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Matt Jamison of Red Hat & Fedora
- on -
The Fedora LiveCD
- and -
The NYLUG Holiday Party
Please join us Wednesday, December 17th 2008 for a discussion on the
technical implications and build process of Fedora LiveCD.
In December 2006, the Fedora Linux distribution released its first official
Live CD. The term "live" derives from the fact that these CDs each contain
a complete, functioning operating system on the distribution medium and will
run without permanent installation by placing the files that typically would
be stored on a hard drive into RAM, typically in a RAM disk.
Since Fedora LiveCD will not alter the operating system or files already
installed on a computer's hard drive, it is very easy to try out new
distributions or fix specific point problems without making permanent
changes to your machine. Live USB flash drives are similar to live CDs,
but often have the added functionality of automatically and transparently
writing changes back to their bootable medium.
Fedora Live CD also includes mechanisms and utilities for altering the host
computer's hard drive, including permanent installation, if desired. This
can be important for the system management aspect of live CDs, such as
removing viruses, drive imaging, and system recovery. The default option,
however, is to allow the user to return the computer to its previous state
when the live CD is ejected and the computer is rebooted.
Fedora LiveCD serves many purposes including:
* Installing a Linux distribution to a hard drive
* Testing new versions of software
* Testing hardware
* System repair and restoration
* High security/non-invasive environment for a guest
* Network security testing
* Being the primary or backup operating system for any computer
* Quick and simple clustering of computers
* Computer forensics
* Playing video games
* Providing a secure server platform,
where crucial files cannot be permanently altered
* Internet kiosks,
which can be brought back to their original state by a reboot
* Fedora Live CD Download Page
* Fedora Live CD Project Page
About Matt Jamison:
Matt Jamison is a Senior Solutions Architect at Red Hat, Inc. Before
Red Hat, Matt spent 8 years on active duty in the U.S. Air Force.
He also helps keep Bill Gates in line, and has been known as the voice
of "Linux is Easy."
Please note that this meeting will be held at IBM, 590 Madison Ave,
12th floor, corner of 57th Street, and not at Google. This is
the building with the IBM logo on the front of the building.
NYLUG Holiday Party:
Immediately following Matt Jamison's presentation on Fedora Live CD,
will be the NYLUG 2008 Holiday Party, with our friends from Red Hat.
Join us for pizza, and conversation with friends old and new.
NY Technical Community Holiday Party:
The NY Technical Community Holiday Party is expected to be on
December 18th this year. RSVP (required).
Our friends at Prentice-Hall kindly provide us with review copies
of various new titles. One of these could be yours, all you have
to do is agree to review the book within a reasonable period of
Swag (Give Away):
During/after the meeting... unusually terrific swag may be given
After the meeting ... You may wish to join up with other NYLUGgers
over at TGI Fridays located at 677 Lexington Avenue and 56th
Street, second floor. Northeast corner.
We are rounding up a group that wants to learn Python. This would
be a great time to attend our workshop.
The workshops meet every other Tuesday, at the NY Public Library,
Hudson Park Branch. 66 Leroy St. NY NY from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Next meetings are December 9, followed by December 23.
See the calendar at: http://nylug.org/pythoncalendar
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version of this announcement, our archives, and a lot of other good
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