[MVLUG] speaking of meetings...

Joe Pfeiffer joseph at pfeifferfamily.net
Thu Sep 11 20:24:50 MDT 2008


Don McCoy writes:
>
>   1. Package Management -- what it is, why it matters and how it is
>      handled by several popular distributions. (beginner to
>      intermediate topic)

I like this one (of course)

>   2. Intro to Free Software on Linux/GNU Systems -- a look at popular
>      software packages and an even briefer look at how to use them.
>      (beginner topic)

Not sure what this means

>   3. The Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) Protocol -- Open standards that
>      are platform-, OS- and programming-language-independent.  Used for
>      networking consumer electronics among other things.  A practical
>      example being how to play your music that is stored on your PC
>      through your stereo (in addition to internet-based radio
>      stations!).  Another example would be viewing photos or videos
>      from the PC on your TV. (beginner topic)

Somehow, any topic that includes the word "protocol" seems like
something that couldn't be done in an interesting way at a beginner
level.
>
>Can anyone suggest others? 
>
>Joe, please correct the description of your topic if I've maligned it in
>some way!  ;)

You gave it a better description than I did.




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