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Welcome


The Cochise Linux Users Group was formed by Linux enthusiasts that want to promote the understanding and use of Linux in High School, College, Sierra Vista, and Cochise County. This user group not only focuses on Linux, but welcomes any BSD, UNIX, and Open Source users or developers in the area.


News

[ 30 Sep 2007 ]

This LUG has been dormant for the last several years. I spent a year in Iraq and currently live in Germany. Larry has been busy with several science and community projects. We would like to see the LUG continue, but it is difficult to run meetings from the other side of the globe. If anyone is interested in coordinating and running meetings, please let us know. Both Cochise College and the University of Arizona South has offered classrooms to hold meetings in the past. It would not be difficult to arraing for a meeting location.

We are also thinking about refocusing the purpose of Cochiselinux.

I continue to work on updating and releasing new versions of a Slackware system hardening document in my spare time. I recently release a document on configuring Snort in Slackware. Both of these are located on the "Projects" page of the website.

[ 19 Apr 2004 ]

Here is a little more detailed agenda for the SGI presentation at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, 25th of April. The presentation will be held in Building P-1, Room 1 (across from the Math Lab) at the Sierra Vista campus of Cochise College.

  • Trends in High Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Scalable HPC with 32 bit Linux Applications
  • Cluster Solutions vs. Single System Image (SSI)
  • Large Shared Memory Configurations - easy to program
  • HPC Productivity
  • Scaleable Compute - ccNUMA and NUMAflex advantage in HPC
  • High Performance & Scaleable I/O (PCI, file system)
  • Standards Based Computing
  • Truly Scaleable I/O
  • Multi-Paradigm Computing (FPGAs on NUMAflex architecture)
  • World's most scaleable file system (XFS).
  • First seamless Direct Attach (DAS) to Network Attach (NAS) to Storage Area Network (SAN) migration solution.
This presentation is free and open to the public.

[ 15 Apr 2004 ]

Cochise College is offering two Linux courses this summer.

MAT 192A - Installing and Using Linux (2 credits) CRN 20296, SEC 97, TR 4-6pm, SV Campus, S-MATH/1, Jeff Denton

MAT 192B - Linux and Internet Security (2 credits) CRN 20297, SEC 97, TR 6-8pm, SV Campus, S-MATH/1, Jeff Denton

[ 12 Apr 2004 ]

Daniel Bernal, a System Engineer from SGI will be giving a presentation at the next meeting, 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, 25th of April. The presentation will focus on a technological overview of High Performance Computing in Linux. If you have any questions, please let me know.

[ 1 Feb 2004 ]

The Cochise Linux Users Group is going to have Tom Veite, Novell's Senior System Engineer for Arizona, give a presentation on Linux. The presentation is going to held at 5 p.m. on Friday, 6th February, in room in room 200 of the Science Building at the Sierra Vista campus of Cochise College.

The presentation is going to discuss Novell's Linux strategy, the recent acquisitions of SuSE Linux and Ximian, and also provide a demonstration of Novell Enterprise Linux Services. The presentation is free and open to the public.

[ 21 Oct 2003 ]

Several of the meetings have had short classes covering different topics within Linux. There is a new page on this website where any notes from those classes will be posted. This will allow anyone who missed the class the opportunity to see what was discussed or taught. The link to the notes is in the menu on the left. If anyone has any suggestions for future discussions or classes, let me know.

[ 6 Oct 2003 ]

Cochise College will be offering two Linux classes during the second 8-week session this fall.

8-week Fall 2 session (15 Oct - 10 Dec)

Course: MAT 198 Installing and Using Linux (2 credits)
CRN: 45250, section 55
Days: M/W
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Room: S-MATH/1
Book: Running Linux, 4th Edition, O-Reilly Books
Instructor: Jeffrey Denton
This class is limited to 16 students.

Course: MAT 198A Linux and Internet Security (2 credits)
CRN: 45254, section 55
Days: Tu/Th
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Room: S-MATH/1
Book: Practical UNIX and Internet Security, 3rd Edition, O'Reilly Books
Instructor: Jeffrey Denton
This class is limited to 16 students.

Since the classes were recently added, they are not going to listed in the course catalog. Bring the CRN's listed above when you register for the course(s).

You can get a 20% discount on the books by ordering them directly from O'Reilly. You can order the books online or by calling (800) 998-9938. The discount code is "DSUG". The 20% discount applies to all of the books that O'Reilly publishes.

[ 18 May 2003 ]

The Cochise Linux Users Group now has a mailing list provided by http://www.freelists.org. Everyone who is interested in Linux is encouraged to post your questions on the mailing list and to share any experiences that you may have. We hope that this becomes a central point for getting help with Linux in the surrounding area. More information on how to subscribe and post to the mailing list can be found here.

[ 24 Apr 2003 ]

Cochise College will be offering a class on Linux this summer.

8-week summer session (June 5-July 21)
MAT 198 Installing and Using Linux (2 credits)
CRN: 20313
Days: Tu/Th Time: 6pm-8pm Room: S-MATH/1
Book: Running Linux, 4th edition, O'Reilly Books
Instructor: Jeffrey Denton
This class is limited to 16 students.
If you or anyone that you know is interested in taking the class, go to http://math.cochise.edu/linux/ for more information. If you have any questions about the class or Linux in general, let me know.

[ 23 Mar 2003 ]

The Cochise Linux Users Group now has it's own server. The server, currently nicknamed "The Beast", is a Sparc 670MP, 4 - 50MHz SuperSparc CPUs w/1MB L2 cache each, 128 MB RAM, and will eventually have 90GB of hard drive space. The server was purchased at a UoA auction for $20. We plan on using the server to not only host this web site, but also to run a mailing list, act as an ISO server, and may possibly provide shell accounts to members. We hope that this server will be up and running in the very near future.

[ 26 Feb 2003 ]

The very first meeting of this LUG was held on this date. It was organized by Jeffrey Denton and Larry Prevett to help promote the understanding and use of Linux in both education and in the surrounding community. Some of the important issues discussed at the meeting included what we would call ourselves, when and how often we will meet (still open for discussion), and what the purpose of the meetings will be. Once we start having more people show up to the meetings (the attendance of the first meeting was four), we plan on having short classes discussing some of the different features and programs in Linux, how to set them up, and how they can be used.


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