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 +====== Next Meeting 30 October 2017 ======
  
 +**NEW VENUE**
 +
 +**Address**
 +|Place|**The Great Northern Hotel**|
 +|Address| 644 Rathdowne St (corner of Pigdon St), Carlton North VIC 3054 |
 +|Pre-meeting| 6pm dining function room |
 +|Time for Talks | 7:30pm in the dining function room|
 +|Website| http://​gnh.net.au |
 +| Phone | (03) 9380 9569 |
 +=====Talks=====
 +
 +**27 November - Cancelled**
 +
 +This months meeting is cancelled as most people cannot make it.
 +
 +**30 October 2017**
 +
 +^ Talk ^ Speaker ^
 +| KRACK WPA vulnerability pre-meeting discussion | Everyone |
 +| gnuplot | Rick Miles |
 +| Low powered x86 board (lightning) | Michael Pope |
 +
 +
 +**Feel free to volunteer for a talk on our mailing list.**
 +
 +=====Future meetings =====
 +
 +Dates for 2017
 +
 +^ Date ^ Talk #1 ^ Talk #2 ^
 +|29-Jan-2018|
 +|26-Feb-2018|
 +
 +Please show your interest on our mailing list or email me directly
 +
 +=====Volunteer for a talk=====
 +
 +Feel like doing a talk, please volunteer on our mailing list or email me directly at [[map7777@gmail.com]]
 +
 +
 +===== Talk Preparation =====
 +
 +Normal talks go for 45minutes, lightning talks go for 15minutes. If there a lot of questions please save them for after the talks. There is room for two full talks and one lightning. Please let me know which length your talk is when volunteering. ​
 +
 +The talks are performed in the function room.
 +
 +The LED TV supports HDMI up to 1920x1080.
 +
 +===== Live Demos =====
 +
 +MLUG is known for doing live demos and it's something which makes our group unique. We would like to continue this tradition so if you do a live demo as part of your talk please make sure it fits within the time limit. If it does take a long time you can setup the demo and perform the demo after all the talks have been done. 
 +
 +
 +===== Sponsors =====
 +
 +A big thank you to our sponsors;
 +
 +|  {{::​affinity_vision_banner.jpg?​200|http://​affinityvision.com.au/​}} ​ | IT support & Domain Name Services |
 +
 +===== Join the MLUG mailing (Google Group) =====
 +The MLUG mailing list is great place to keep up to date on Linux news and events and discuss Linux/open source related questions.
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 +  <​b>​Melbourne Linux User Group</​b>​
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 +  <a href="​http://​groups.google.com/​group/​mlug-au"​ target="​_blank">​Join the MLUG Google Group</​a>​
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 +
 +===== IRC Channel =====
 +
 +'​mlug-au'​ at freenode.\\
 +irc://​irc.freenode.net/​mlug-au
 +===== Do you want to help make the MLUG website better? =====
 +
 +  * Evaluate alternatives to dokuwiki, set them up and show them at MLUG meetings either before or after.
 +  * Mock up a better design or suggest a better menu structure.
 +  * Updates to our other groups listing, I would love this to be complete.
 +  * Create tutorials / content for our website, such as cheat sheets or handy hints.
 +
 +Refer to our discussion at the start of the year at: [[workshops:​rolling distros & MLUG 2012 improvements]]
 +
 +=== Mailing list tips ===
 +
 +[[http://​www.idallen.com/​topposting.html|top vs bottom posting explained]]\\
 +[[http://​www.caliburn.nl/​topposting.html|Why bottom posting is better than top posting]]
 +
 +===== Main MLUG Contact =====
 +
 +It's best to head over to the mailing list for any questions, discussion or announcements. ​ If you are having problems related to MLUG and you are not on mailing list you can contact:\\
 +\\
 +|Contact |**Michael Pope**|
 +|Email | map7777@gmail.com|
 +|Twitter| @map7|
 +
 +===== New to Linux =====
 +
 +http://​www.makeuseof.com/​tag/​help-make-year-linux-desktop/​
 +
 +===== Notebooks with Linux pre-installed or no OS =====
 +
 +http://​linuxpreloaded.com/​
 +
 +**Check compatibility before buying a notebook: http://​www.linlap.com/​ **
 +
 +** Hardware guide **
 +http://​www.linux-hardware-guide.com/​
 +
 +http://​www.techdrivein.com/​2010/​09/​7-providers-of-pre-installed-linux.html
 +
 +** Support GNU/​Linux/​BSD Vendors **
 +
 +MLUG is not connected to these companies in any way.  These are just companies we have found that are selling notebooks/​computers with the option of Linux pre-installed or no OS installed.
 +
 +Australia\\
 +http://​www.linuxnow.com.au/​ - Lots of options and lots of distros on offer (Melbourne based)\\
 +http://​www.horize.com -- Horize notebooks, better specs than some of the stores\\
 +http://​www.logicalblueone.com.au - Offer Ubuntu or No OS, competitive prices (Horize only)\\
 +http://​www.vgcomputing.com.au\\
 +http://​www.pioneercomputers.com.au/​ - Good range, plenty of options.\\
 +http://​www.elx.com.au/​cat/​systems - Sydney based but can deliver.
 +
 +Overseas\\
 +http://​www.system76.com/​ - They now deliver to Australia\\
 +http://​www.linuxcertified.com/​linux_laptops.html\\
 +http://​www.emperorlinux.com/​
 +===== MLUG workshop extras =====
 +The new extras that we talk/work on at meetings are:
 +
 +  * Working on improving the MLUG group such as website, mailing list, services, venue selection, getting the word out about mlug.
 +  * Cool Things this month (everyone who comes gets a chance to tell us what's cool this month in the world of Linux and Open Source)
 +  * Too Hard Basket. ​ Everyone has a task which is too hard to complete, this is a chance to get fresh input on your "too hard basket"​ item.
 +
 +
 +
 +
 +
 +
 +===== Other =====
 +
 +Linux useful commands: http://​www.pixelbeat.org/​cmdline.html
 +
 +http://​www.computerbank.org.au\\
 +**You can contact us via our Mlug [[mailing list]]**\\
 +\\
 +
 +
 +
 +===== OLD =====
 +
 +**[[http://​www.linux-mlug.blogspot.com/​|OLD BLOG]]**