|Resources that help you to master GNU/Linux -- all the way from Australia !|
Linux Supporters Group
We meet on the first Wednesday of every month (except January) at
The Adelaide South-West Community Centre,
171 Sturt Street,
Adelaide, South Australia
There is a main talk for about an hour, a coffee break, then another shorter talk, and 'talk-to-a-geek' discussion with the other Linux/PC enthusiasts about computers, computer problems, etc. from then on.
Our librarian has a range of donated books and recent Linux magazines for perusal at the meetings.
The committee normally meets between 1800 and 1915 before the monthly meeting.
See further down for all our talks.
The committee holds one or two workshops during the year, at our normal meeting time and venue. This allows people to bring in their computers and go into various topics in a practical way and in a depth that is not possible during our more formal meetings. Topics are chosen from amongst our talks given in previous months and from our Linux Learners' Lounge (see below). They shall be advertised on our blog in advance, in addition to ad-hoc topics arising on the night.
A previous LSGA Workshop, about Command Line 'bash', was held on Wednesday 4th July 2012.Here are details of the contents of the 'bash' workshop.
The most recent LSGA Workshop, about Networking and remote networked computers, was held on Wednesday 6th august 2014.Here are details of the contents of the 'network' workshop.
In addition, topics might be be chosen from this list.
In addition, for those in Adelaide, we are generally at the Centre from 1400 to 1600+ every Friday, from the first Friday in February (skipping Good Friday) thru the first Friday in December.
If you want to drop in to our "Linux Learners' Lounge" and bring your computer we might be able to help you with a range of Linux issues on the spot. No guarantees, of course. $2 covers centre costs for tea, coffee, biscuits; $3 if we can help you with a problem.
Here are details of recent issues dealt with at the Linux Learners Lounge.
The LSGA sometimes gives public courses on Linux. These introduce Linux to Windows refugees who might be thinking of alternatives to XP as support for XP comes to an end and for whom windows 8.1 is disappointing.
We presented a course to the University of the Third Age in 2010. Here are details of the LSGA U3A Linux Course for Sep-Oct 2010.
We have successfully completed our course at the Adelaide City Library (Digital Hub) on 24th and 31st July 2015. Here are details of the LSGA DigiHub Linux Course for July 2015.
We have been asked to run another course at the Adelaide City Library (Digital Hub) on 8th and 15th September 2016 as part of eSmart Week 2016 and the National Year of Digital Inclusion. Here are details of the LSGA DigiHub Linux Course for September 2016.
We are presenting a Linux Course to The University of the Third Age at The Box Factory, Adelaide, from 1000-1200 on Friday 24th March 2017. Here is a broad outline of the LSGA U3A Linux Course for March 2017.
|2017||January||(no meeting; the Linux Conf. is on)|
|2017||February||You're the Speaker! with your opinions on this set of three propositions|
|2017||March||The GPT using BIOS and UEFI + Open Source Mapping using 'OpenStreetMap'.|
|2017||April||Open Street Map + Install Debian-9 + Latex and Loving it + The Linux kernel compared|
|2017||May||Wirelessly Printing to a Printer on a Network|
|2017||June||Q&A 'from the floor': What have you found lately in your travels in computer land?|
|2017||July||Winter Solstice Pizza Night including Show-and-Tell Session|
|2017||August||The 'diff' Program + The Quick Question Quest + The Forum.|
|2017||September||Email Encryption: Just Do It! + Quick Question Quest + The Forum.|
|2017||October||Dialog+Espeak+Animation: a new email encryption paradigm + Quick Question Quest + The Forum.|
|2017||November||Deep Learning: Applying Neural Networks to AI + Quick Question Quest + The Forum.|
|2016||January||(no meeting; the Linux Conf. is on)|
|2016||February||Newbie Tips & Tricks + How to and Why Install CyanogenMod on your Phone & Tablet|
|2016||March||Newbie Tips & Tricks + an Introduction to the Capabilities of the GoPro 'Hero' Action Camera|
|2016||April||Beginners Bash Scripting for Fun and Profit + A Glimpse of the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B|
|2016||May||What about Analogue Computers + Drawing and Photos using the GIMP|
|2016||June||Linux Tips and Tricks + Inkscape: An Introduction to a Vector Graphics Program|
|2016||July||Winter Solstice Pizza Night including Show-and-Tell Session.|
|2016||August||Whole-Disc Encryption + a Relational Database Application + Family Trees using Prolog.|
|2016||September||Decision Trees and Random Forests: how machines can learn to classify.|
|2016||October||Linux Essentials: Mastering The vim Editor.|
|2016||November||HTTPS: What you might need to know about it + Overview of an Animal-Feeding Computer.|
|2016||December||End-of-Year Xmas Party: Pizzas and Funny Videos|
|2015||January||(no meeting; the Linux Conf. is on)|
|2015||February||A hands-on exposition of the “docker” container virtualisation technology.|
|2015||March||How to Login to your Home Computer from Anywhere + Using Fuzzy Logic to Control an Air-Conditioner.|
|2015||April||Celebrate Easter and Consider our Response to the illegal data-retention regime.|
|2015||May||Things We Like to Talk About: Computers, Apps and Travel.|
|2015||June||Theory and Practice of Using a TV Tuner in Linux + Some Useful Tips for using the 'dd' command.|
|2015||July||The Relationship between Tablet and Tower: What influences the User Interface, and Why|
|2015||August||Pizza Night ! etc ...|
|2015||September||Windows 10 Privacy Concerns; Follow a Prolog Program; Handle the Model 2B’ Raspberry Pi|
|2015||October||A Demonstration of the Pi Camera on the ‘Model 2B’ Raspberry Pi nanocomputer|
|2015||November||Cats: Some Fun with '/bin/netcat' used to Stream the RasPiCam + Commandline Humour|
|2015||December||End-of-Year Xmas Party: Pizzas and Funny Videos|
|2014||January||(no meeting; the Linux Conf. is on)|
|2014||February||Network-Attached Storage using Linux-based Nano-Computers|
|2014||March||GRUESOME STUFF: an iMac dissected; are there signs of life in it?|
|2014||April||You've seen the news: "XP Expires". So what on earth is to be done?|
|2014||May||(No meeting due to clash with another Centre event)|
|2014||June||Our Solstice Celebration [including some 'Tux food', etc.]|
|2014||July||An Introduction to the Python Programming Language|
|2014||August||Exercises in Dealing with Remote Computers: SSH and Friends|
|2014||September||What Makes Computers Tick: an Analysis of a Simple Instruction Set|
|2014||October||How Compilers Work: the Low-Down on High-Level Languages|
|2014||November||windows-10|macos-10|debian-010 + Installing and using virtualbox.|
|2014||December||End-of-Year Xmas Party: Pizzas and Funny Videos|
|2013||January||(no meeting; the Linux Conf. is on)|
|2013||February||Tractability (and Intractability!)|
|2013||March||Introduction to Wayland|
|2013||April||Some 15-minute Mini-Talks on Subjects of Speakers Choice|
|2013||May||Myths and Reality of Computers & Artificial Intelligence.|
|2013||June||Scientific/engineering/computing film; CuBox nanocomputer demo.|
|2013||July||Just an Informal Get-Together.|
|2013||August||HTML (the HyperText Mark-up Language): A Tutorial.|
|2013||September||Bootable Multiple-Distro USB Stick with persistent data.|
|2013||October||Ad-hoc Mini-talks: a bit on bash and a bit on encryption.|
|2013||November||Wine (not the Windows API) and Cheese (not the Photo App).|
|2013||December||End-of-Year Xmas Party: BBQ and Funny Videos|
|2012||January||(no meeting; the Linux Conf. is on)|
|2012||February||Overview of Kernel Concepts|
|2012||March||Mini Talk-Fest (10 minutes each attendee)|
|2012||April||The 'Raspberry Pi' ARM-based single-board computer|
|2012||May||An Application of Genetic Algorithms to Computing|
|2012||June||About Cellular Automata (Finite State Machines)|
|2012||July||Workshop on Command-Line (bash) and how to get bash Help|
|2012||August||A Whole Heap about Spreadsheets|
|2012||September||Smart Phones: A Look at the Latest Technology|
|2012||October||A Tutorial on 'Gnu Cash'|
|2012||November||An Introduction to 3D Printing, with Demonstration|
|2013||December||End-of-Year Xmas BBQ and some Funny Videos!|
|2011||January||(no meeting; the Linux Conf. is on)|
|2011||February||Report on LinuxConf-2011 held recently in Brisbane|
|2011||March||An introduction to the GRUB2 bootloader|
|2011||April||Advanced Options in Google|
|2011||May||Demonstration of the XBox Kinect Sensor|
|2011||June||A visit to the Adelaide Weather Bureau|
|2011||July||LSGA 5th Birthday Party.|
|2011||August||The Development of Chaos Theory.|
|2011||September||Wifi: Transmission Theory, Practice and Jargon.|
|2011||October||Introduction to 3D printing, with demonstration|
|2011||November||Numerically-Controller Printing Machines.|
|2011||December||End-of-Year BBQ and Films.|
|2010||January||(no meeting; the Linux Conf. is on)|
|2010||February||Report on LinuxConf 2009 + Satellites and Ham Radio in Linux|
|2010||March||SSH Encryption Basics + Steganography & White-Noise Encryption|
|2010||April||SQL (Structured Query Language) and MyPHP|
|2010||May||Second Linux Workshop|
|2010||June||A new cool way to back up all your data|
|2010||July||The Latest CPUs in Personal Computers; Manipulate Images in Linux.|
|2010||August||Creating a live USB Boot Stick for kubuntu|
|2010||September||The 'P' in 'LAMP’ — PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor|
|2010||October||Third Linux Workshop|
|2010||December||End-of-Year BBQ and Films.|
|2009||January||(no meeting; the Linux Conf. is on)|
|2009||February||Report on LinuxConf 2009 + Setting up an Ad-Hoc Wireless Network|
|2009||March||XP/Linux + Memorytest + ACER AspireOne|
|2009||April||Controlling an LCD + A gentle introduction to 'C'|
|2009||May||KDE 4 Appreciation + Configure a Linux Gateway|
|2009||June||First Linux Workshop|
|2009||July||File Permissions in Linux + A Lot about AI/Prolog|
|2009||August||Cryptography: Using GPG in Linux + Current State of PC Hardware|
|2009||September||Lots about Linux Viruses, Trojans, and Worms|
|2009||October||Dealing with Laptops: the internals|
|2009||November||Managing Booting Options: grub and friends|
|2009||December||Film Night and BBQ|
|2008||January||(no meeting; the Linux Conf. is on)|
|2008||February||Command-line Scripting using bash+cmd+psh|
|2008||March||Report on the National Linux Conference 2008|
|2008||April||What ITShare Does and How it Began|
|2008||May||Introduction to the X Window System|
|2008||June||Blogging with Wiki and WordPress|
|2008||July||Delivering FOSS to Papua New Guinea|
|2008||August||Airstream Community Wireless and Linux|
|2008||September||Compiling the Kernel and the Synaptic Package Manager|
|2008||October||An Appreciation of the OpenOffice.org suite|
|2008||November||Mandriva 09 + Blender + Build a fast PC + Magnetic Tape backup|
|2008||December||Film Night: showing "Hackers"|
|2007||July||A Look at the One-Laptop-Per-Child Project|
|2007||August||Demonstration of Ubuntu 7.04, Feisty Fawn|
|2007||September||How to Use the Picasa Photo Program|
|2007||October||How to Set Up a Network|
|2007||November||Programming the Squeak System|
|2007||December||Film Night: The Pirates of Silicon Valley|
This link gives a summary of the history of our group for your interest.
Here is the LSGA public key.