BringABox 12 November 2005

Informal meeting, with several boxes and general chat.

Juergen was installing Puppy Linux (a very interesting distro, only 60Mb, but lots of capability by taking a no-bloatware approach, e.g. AbiWord instead of Open Office).

Casper needed to get some files from a Mac hard drive, Ubuntu did the job easily, then he transferred them to his own laptop via SSH.

Clive was handing out CDs and raving about the VMware Player.

Harry showed us his latest electronics project (preamp etc for 78 records, which eventually will be digitised and no doubt Linux will be part of it).

Ian took away an orphaned 486 with SODIMM RAM, making Gill very happy! Discussed the annoying variety of Gnome File Print GUIs