Welcome to the OSU LUG website!
If you're currently an OSU student and would like to become an official voting member of LUG, please fill out this member form. Be aware that by giving us your onid, you're inviting us to email you each spring and ask if you plan on remaining a LUG member for the following year.
LUG meets every week on Tuesday at 6:00pm at Kelly Engineering Center in KEC 1007. Keep an eye out for helpful information and upcoming events posted here.
presented by johnsdea, a web dev from the OSL
Corey Shields, IT manager at Mozilla, stopped by to demo a prototype device running FirefoxOS. FirefoxOS is a Linux-based mobile operating system that runs entirely on Gecko, Firefox's browser engine. It runs cross-platform HTML5 apps that can also be installed from Firefox for Android on Android devices. It is currently marketed towards the low-end smartphone market in third world countries.
The interface is also HTML5, written in HTML, JS, and CSS. Similarly Tizen, the Linux Foundation's mobile operating system, will run webapps, and theoretically apps written for FirefoxOS ... more
The Event Publicity Cheat Sheet
LUG runs or contributes to a variety of events, from Installfests to BarCamps to regular outreach activities. This guide will be a work in progress -- please update it with what you learn as you try to implement its suggestions.
A month before the event:
Talk to whoever runs the mailing lists for the departments you're recruiting from, to make them aware of your event and ... more
0) 1-2 weeks Before Term Starts
Pick a time and date for the InstallFest. The usual LUG time (Tuesday at 6pm) generally works, and we usually have a room for it as well. Contact Tina Batten from EECS to reserve KEC1005 or KEC1007. Week 2 or 3 is generally a good time to have InstallFest, since students in the introductory CS classes have realized they need Linux but haven't gotten it yet.
- Take inventory ... more
This guide will provide a brief introduction to the Linux Filesystem Hierarchy (LFSH; ie, the filesystem layout) for those familiar with Windows. The first section will clarify any terminology used, the second section will address frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the LFSH, and the third section will provide a brief rundown of the LFSH. The goal is to help new Linux users figure out where things are located.
note: Linux ... more
0) Identify a topic about which we need a guide. If you have an idea, great! If you're looking for something to write about, check out the open issues about Guides. Ask around in the IRC channel and at meetings about what people would like to see guides on, as well.
Remember that you don't have to start out as an expert ... more
Reasons to come to LUG
1) We're open to all levels of experience. You don't have to know anything about Linux to come. We do a lot of things more related to open source technology than Linux.
2) Being familiar with Linux is a valuable asset when looking for a job/internship. You are more than likely going to run into a situation requiring basic Linux knowledge at some point in your career.
3) A lot of your future ... more
Beaver Bar Camp 10 attracted a good crowd away from Blocktoberfest and the Beaver game. Barcamp is ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from attendees. Mozilla signed on again to sponsor BBC. They gave workshops on web security, writing for the web, and ... more
Oh, the love is in the air. For Valentine's Day, LUG got together and shared pieces of software or technology that they loved.
rTorrent - Jacques Uber
Tell subsonic to look at directory where music is downloaded. rTorrent watches a directory for new torrents. When it sees one it downloads it. Subsonic then sees the new media file, indexes it, and serves it. You can simply scp a torrent file over and it will automatically ... more
What is SOPA?
The Wild West of the clouds, the group of rampant pirates known as the Internet, has thrown their gloves to the ground against bills proposed in the House and the Senate in an effort to preserve its very own existence. The land where people are free to share pictures of their cats and seed virtual farms is being overrun by dinosaurs. The dinosaur leading the charge is a stegosaur representing Texas that some know as ... more