[conspire] (forw) Re: [Volunteers] CABAL CDs and DVDs kit, lent for SVLUG installfest

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Sat Aug 5 21:42:06 PDT 2006

So, just in case I confused everyone, the two CABAL days in August are:

o  Saturday, Aug. 12 in Menlo Park (_next_ Saturday, 2nd Sat. in Aug.)
o  Saturday, Aug. 19 at Sunnyvale Baylands Park (Linux Picnic -- 3rd
   Sat. in Aug.)  

_Today_ (1st Saturday in August) is not a CABAL day (but several folks
are here anyway, and welcome.)

Saturday, Aug. 26 (4th Saturday) would ordinarily have been one, but 
the one at Linux Picnic, a week earlier, takes its place.

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Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2006 19:54:51 -0700
From: Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>
To: volunteers at lists.svlug.org
Subject: Re: [Volunteers] CABAL CDs and DVDs kit, lent for SVLUG installfest

Quoting Alvin Oga (alvin at mail.Linux-Consulting.com):

> for me .. whitebox works better than centos ... why i donno, nore do i
> care
> i do expect yum update to work on both, but only whitebox works while
> centos didnt

Hmm, interesting -- I don't know what happened to you, but I can say
it's unusual:  Yum repos are definitely the official maintenance regime
for CentOS, and in my experience it works beautifully.  In fact,
recently, they actually have a collection of dozens of mirror sites
around the world that yum pulls from.  See:

At a place where I managed all the OS planning, a couple of years ago (a
Linux hardware company), CentOS 4.x was our standard system load.  The
alternate choices were Scientific Linux if they were cluster nodes, 
RHEL if the customer insisted, and Debian for those who wanted that.

> taos as in the taos headhunters ??? 

Totally different.  This Taos Linux was created, maintained, and named
by a guy in upstate New York.

> wouldn't opensuse version be newer ?? ( i'll go poke around later )

SLES 10 is very close to OpenSUSE 10.1.  (Officially, the latter won't 
be called "OpenSUSE" until the next, upcoming beta of 10.2.  Until
recently, they've insisted that its name is "SUSE Linux OSS Edition",
and that OpenSUSE's just the name of the development Web/ftp site.)

> i can download it but i'd need a way to get the image to the "distro box"

Thanks, but I wouldn't worry about it:  The file is currently 73%
downloaded, so it should be here before long.  Also, Ross Bernheim
pointed out to me, around 3pm, that I'm a dumbass and that today isn't
a CABAL day.  ;->

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