WNYLUG March Meeting Recap

March 25, 2009 | In: Meeting, WNYLUG

  • Brief discussion on the similarities between Fedora and Ubuntu window managers
  • PDF presentation on
    • Installation
    • NTFS auto mount on startup
    • Multimedia playback
    • nVidia & ATI driver installation
  • Discussion on making a live USB key using Fedora LiveUSB Creator
    • Differences between Fedora and Ubuntu USB keys
    • Creating a live USB Key with personal data on the remaining free space
  • Fedora’s usage of LVM by default (and Ubuntu’s ability to use LVM)
    • Toured the Logical Volume Management GUI
    • Adding logical volumes and adding more storage to existing volumes
    • Formatting & partitioning
    • Creating a snapshot
    • Problems with creating a snapshot while programs are running
    • Problems associated with volume names overwriting existing volumes when salvaging data from one system and restoring to another
  • Fedora’s SELinux access control mechanism vs. Ubuntu’s AppArmor
    • Running SELinux in Permissive vs. Enforcing modes
    • Background discussion on SELinux and the NSA’s $50,000 public challenge to hack the system…nobody has collected yet…
  • Fedora’s usage of policies as an alternate approach to using SELinux
    • Discussion on using the Fedora Policy Creator vs. SELinux Policy Generation Tool
  • Impromptu discussion of SE Linux and Apache
  • Discussion on Virtualization technologies
    • KVM (built into Fedora but not ready for prime time)
    • Vmware (largest market share)
    • XEN
    • VirtualBox
  • WNYLUG logo
    • Reviewed 3 logos under consideration and discussed how voting should be handled
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