LUV (Melbourne Chapter) October General Meeting: Intel Architecture and Hacked Slugs

Oct 3 2006 19:00
Oct 3 2006 21:00

The Buzzard Lecture Theatre. Evan Burge Building. Trinity College Main Campus. Parkville. Melways Map: 2B C5.


Linux Users Victoria (Melbourne Chapter) General Meeting

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Again many, many thanks to Red Hat who sponsor our venue and EFTel who provide hosting.

LUV News

By "Li­der sin Miedo", Andrew Chalmers.

What's new in Linux

By the Linux's "Guy Smiley", Lev Lafayette.

Intel's Core Architecture

David Jones is a Solutions Specialist with Intel Australia specialising in Server Architecture, working directly with end users such as Westpac Bank, Ludwig Cancer Research, VPAC and others advising on latest technologies available from Intel.

David has been with Intel for 10 years and in IT for 20 years, coming from a UNIX background

Today David will introduce Intel's latest Architecture (Core Architecture) and explain the differences between Hyperthreading and Dual Core technologies

Hacked slugs, solving all your problems with little NAS boxes

by Michael Still (see:

This talk will discuss how to get your own version of Linux running on a Linksys NSLU2, known to the Linux community as a slug. This is a consumer grade network attached storage (NAS) system. These devices are quite inexpensive, are physically small, and run on low voltage DC power. I also discuss how to handle having your firmware flash go bad, and provide some thoughts on projects made possible by these devices. The presentation will also include extra demonstrations of the process of flashing and setting up one of these devices.


We are always in need of talks, particularly when schedules change and a speaker is suddenly unable to make an arranged talk. If you have something Linux related that you want to present a talk about, whether it be for this coming meeting or future meetings, contact with the details.

Folks, a LUG's worth is directly proportional to the efforts of it's members.

Stand up and get active. Now.


Once Again

When: Tuesday, 1st August 2006 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: The Buzzard Lecture Theatre, Evan Burge Building, Trinity College Main Campus Parkville Melways Map: 2B C5

Notes: Trinity College's Main Campus is located off Royal Parade. The Evan Burge Building is located near the Tennis Courts. Maps of Trinity and the surrounding area (including its relation to the city) can be found at:

Parking can be found along or near Royal Parade, Grattan Street, Swanston Street and College Crescent. Parking within Trinity College is unfortunately only available to staff. If you are interested in coming to dinner afterwards, it may be advisable to park on the Swanston St side of Melbourne University.

For those coming via Public Transport, the number 19 tram (North Coburg - City) passes by the main entrance of Trinity College (around stop 12). The city end of this tram departs from the Elizabeth Street tram terminus (Flinders Street end). Timetables can be found on-line at


Before and/or after each meeting those who are interested are welcome to join other members for dinner. We are open to suggestions for a good place to eat near our new venue. Lygon Street is a short walk away. Maria's in North Melbourne seems to another popular venue.

LUV would like to acknowledge Red Hat for their help in obtaining the Buzzard Lecture Theatre venue and
EFTel for hosting!

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