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Manoa LUG Nuts

Linux newbies, intermediates, & experts

  • Meeting other geeks
  • Learn from each other
  • Demo cool software
  • Semi-monthly meetups for 1. Group Tech Support, then 2. Presentation of Topic of Interest

Location: Manoa
Members: 22
Latest Activity: Jun 3, 2013

Discussion Forum

2012 Meetings

Apologies to those that were attending in 2011, my Spring and Summer semesters are just too full to organize meetings.  If someone else want to carry the torch for awhile, I may be able to attend a…Continue

Started by Paul Mar 6, 2012.

November LUG Nuts 1 Reply

We had a turnout of 7 for Stephan's awesome intro to eMacs + Org Mode yesterday.  Hopefully, some more of you can make it in person for Novembers meeting. Since our regular schedule (last Saturday of…Continue

Started by Paul. Last reply by Paul Nov 7, 2011.

Text Editors 2 Replies

Text editors are really important, especially on Linux where chances are you're going to be editing text sooner than later. For a programmer, or a sysadmin, it's one of the most fundamental and…Continue

Started by Stephan Fabel. Last reply by Vincent Carter Aug 25, 2011.

Department of Defense's Linux Distro

Thought this was relevant in light of John's recent presentation on privacy and encryption: Not Your…Continue

Tags: DOD, pentagon

Started by Marcus Sortijas Aug 4, 2011.

Comment Wall


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Comment by James Pakele on May 2, 2011 at 8:28pm

It's little things like right click on a folder and choose "Open As Administrator" or something like that.... allows you to open the folder as root... I tried that on my Ubuntu install and missed it when I needed it...  Sometimes getting Java and codecs setup can be a hassle... nothing hugely time consuming, but it adds up... Not exactly what I want to be doing when I'm trying to get something done.  Linux Mint also kept the Min/Restore/Close buttons on the upper right corner when Ubuntu switched, though I'm curious to see how they handle Ubuntu's adoption of the Unity interface... Should be several weeks until we get Linux Mint's rendition of 11.04

Comment by Marcus Sortijas on May 2, 2011 at 8:23pm
@James. Good to hear you're enjoying Linux Mint!  I've wanted to switch over to Mint for exactly the same reasons.
Comment by James Pakele on May 2, 2011 at 3:24pm
Just wondering for now, I live out in Waianae, so mornings are actually better than later...
Comment by Paul on May 2, 2011 at 3:20pm
@James, we were looking at Saturday mornings, like 9AM -10:30; but you can weigh in on that too
Comment by James Pakele on May 2, 2011 at 3:16pm

Been using Linux Mint as my main OS for several years now.  Started with Ubuntu, and like playing with it, but when it comes to my day to day, I just want something that works "out of the box" and requires very little tweaking or installing extras...


I'm kinda interested in what time the meetings are looking to be set for....

Comment by Paul on May 2, 2011 at 2:44pm
I think LUG Nuts was Andy Kauffman's, in fact I think he said something akin to "I'll come if it's called LUG Nuts".  He's a car fiend.
Comment by Marcus Sortijas on May 2, 2011 at 2:39pm

As someone with an English degree, I like a dose of wit.  Whoever came up with the name "LUG Nuts" is a genius!  Who created that "Linux Inside" logo?  Brilliant.


I'm okay with bi-monthly meetings.  Regular installfests for new releases would be good too.  I like that the group won't just be focused on Ubuntu.  Linux Mint or Pinguy OS might be my next distro.

Comment by Stephan Fabel on May 2, 2011 at 1:51pm

Sounds good to me! :)




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