Saturday Dec 06, 2008

First OSUM Meeting & OpenSolaris InstallFest

We had our first Open Source University Meetup today in the Iowa Memorial Union's River Room. It was great: we choose OSUM officers, getting a President (myself), Vice-President (Mike), and Secretary (John). We also decided to have our next meetup on December 13th, hopefully in the same place, at 10am.

We talked about how to access the Sun Academic Initiative Learning Connection to get free training and discounted certification, and we decided on 5 goals for the group. (I'll try to post full details on the iowa osum website). One of our goals is to have each member complete an SAI learning module each month (decided by the group), sort of like a book group chooses a book to read each month. Then we'll be able to discuss at each meeting.

Thanks to all attending, and I hope to see even more folks next weekend!

Friday Nov 14, 2008

Installing Xen on OpenSolaris (dom0)

I just purchased a new piece of hardware to try to learn some of the latest pieces of software that I've been learning about. One of the first things I've wanted to experience was Xen, an open-source hypervisor that I've heard a lot about. Unfortunately, finding all the information I needed hasn't been easy. But I determined that I should be able to get it to work after following this guide. The key is to download the pre-built version of Xen, then try following all the steps in that guide. I'll be posting results here soon.

Thursday Oct 30, 2008

OpenSolaris Shutdown - Disable the Loud Beep

A brief post about how to disable the loud shutdown beep in OpenSolaris.[Read More]

Wednesday Oct 29, 2008

Planning First Open Source Meetup

As I want to get the ball rolling on my Open Source University Meetup, I've already starting pre-planning for my first tech event, an OpenSolaris InstallFest. I hope to have it sometime in late November or early December on a Saturday, giving me time to register our student group, get approval, reserve space, get posters put up, and get people interested in coming. The demonstration would focus around students with their laptops installing VirtualBox and then learning how to install OpenSolaris on them. I believe it would be an excellent running start to my open source group, and a quick and easy way to get people excited about OSUM (awesome). I'll keep you updated. \^_\^

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