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December 07, 2010 - How To Play Games on Linux using DOSBox
   Andrew Howlett's presentation from our December 2010 meeting, on how to install DOSBox and use it to play old DOS games.

July 04, 2006 - Linux Network System Monitoring
   This is Daniel Dickinson's presentation on linux network monitoring (including Munin, Nagios and various other tools). Done as a presentation for BGLUG at the July 2006 meeting.

March 11, 2006 - Handouts from Jeff's LAN cable presentation (March meeting)
   Wire Presentation [PDF]
   Patch Cables [PDF]
   Do's and Don'ts of Cabling [PDF]

November 06, 2005 - Wifi notes
   Jeff has posted his notes from the wifi presentation that he did at the November meeting.

September 08, 2004 (updated 20050322) - How to Install Software (with apt and dpkg) [ PDF ]
   Andrew Howlett provides an intro to installing software on an apt/dpkg system. Note that apt is also available for RPM based Linux distributions, so this isn't completely DEB specific.

August 30, 2004 - XMAME [ PDF ]
   Andrew Howlett explains how to setup your Linux PC to emulate arcade machines using XMAME.

April 07, 2004 - Linux Boot Process [ PDF ] [ HTML ]
   A somewhat technical overview of the Linux boot process. This was a presentation done at the April BGLUG meeting.

December 12, 2003 - Freetype, Mozilla, OpenOffice and TTF hinting
   A tutorial on getting TTF hinting working for easy to read text.

October 23, 2003 - The infamous SCSI vs IDE mutt test
   If you use ReiserFS, then you might be interested in this.

April 2003 - TCP/IP basics [ PDF ]
   TCP/IP packets (with respect to packet filtering firewalls).

April 2003 - NAT and IP Masquerade [ PDF ]
   NAT and IP Masquerade. What's the difference? How do they work?

April 2003 - Packet Filtering [ PDF ]
   iptables and packet filtering firewalls.


March 03, 2005 - Reply-To Header Notes
   A few observations on the use and misuse of the Reply-To header

April 03, 2003 - Linux Newcomers
   Bruce Gordon has some advice and a link for newcomers.


January 13, 2004 - Xandros 2 Review
   A follow-up to Brad's original Xandros review.

November 04, 2003 - Xandros Review
   Online version of the Xandros review from the November BGLUG meeting.

July 29, 2003 - Lindows Review
   Brad Rodriguez writes about his experience with Lindows.

June 2003 - Linux Gaming [ PDF ]
   From a presentation on the state of Linux gaming, presented by Andrew Howlett.

April 02, 2003 - Win4Lin Review
   Brad Rodriguez follows up his presentation with a written review.

December 23, 2002 - Email Clients Review
   Brad Rodriguez gives insight into his process of selecting a suitable email client.