Edinburgh Linux Users Group

We are a not-for-profit group based in Edinburgh. We aim to promote the use of Linux, other Open Source tools and provide user help in a convivial setting, through talks, demos and related volunteer-led activities.

Meetings are held monthly except in August due to the festival.

For more details view our website at edlug.gitlab.io

Is in Curated Lists
  • This month, Nick Jones will be giving us a talk on his bunker server farm, "Sausage Cloud!"

    "From hosting QuakeWorld servers in the late 90s to running my own public cloud platform today, Linux and other free Unix-like operating systems have always empowered me to run my own services. In this talk I’ll cover a bit of history - what it took to run Infrastructure-as-a-Service in the early 2000s versus today - and why someone might be crazy enough to continue do such a thing.

    "I’ll also cover the deployment specifics of this relatively small cloud platform that I run as a hobby project, using spare hardware cobbled together from various places, lashed together with Linux.”

    To do this, we will use the hosted edition of Jitsi Meet, an open source web conferencing solution. Currently it has problems with Firefox unfortunately [1] so could participants please use Chromium, or Chrome, to connect, otherwise the meeting could be degraded for everybody...

    Programme:

    19:00 - meet online: http...

  • This month we have Jonathan Riddell talking about his project "Where's the Water?", a collaborative mapping tool for crowd sourcing data on Scottish rivers for the Scottish Canoe Association

    Project source: github.com

    Deployed at: www.canoescotland.org

    And.. KDE is All About the Apps, the new Goals

    19:00 - meet, upstairs section of Akva
    19:15 - start talk
    20:00 - closing notes, socialise, play ping pong

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    If you have never been to one of these meetings, just know that it's friendly and informal - grab a pint or a soda, come ask questions, get help with open source software and Linux, and enjoy some geeky company!

    There is often a Linux laptop on hand for a quick show and tell for anyone who is curious, and you can also bring your own laptop to troubleshoot Linux, or try Linux on your own laptop - without installing it.

  • This month Gordon will be giving us a talk about rootkits:

    "A rootkit is a set of tools used by hackers to enable (root) access to a server while hiding their malicious activity.

    "Gordon will explain how different types of Linux rootkit might work along with some technical background context about how Linux works at a lower level."

    Programme:

    19:00 - meet, upstairs section of Akva
    19:15 - start talk
    20:00 - closing notes, socialise, play ping pong

    +++

    If you have never been to one of these meetings, just know that it's friendly and informal - grab a pint or a soda, come ask questions, get help with open source software and Linux, and enjoy some geeky company!

    There is often a Linux laptop on hand for a quick show and tell for anyone who is curious, and you can also bring your own laptop to troubleshoot Linux, or try Linux on your own laptop - without installing it.