[GNHLUG] CentraLUG, 7 January 2008, Loudon: Bruce Dawson and low-power Linux computers

Ted Roche tedroche at tedroche.com
Thu Dec 27 14:56:43 EST 2007

The monthly meeting of CentraLUG, the Concord/Central NH GNHLUG chapter,
happens the first Monday of most months at 7 PM. Next month's meeting is
on January 7th, 2008 at 7 PM at Miles Smith Farm in Loudon. Directions
and maps are available at http://www.milessmithfarm.net/directions.html
Open to the public. Free admission. Tell your friends.

At this meeting, Bruce Dawson will be presenting on Low-power Linux

About the presentation

Linux has always been able to run on a expanding variety of hardware,
ever since maddog arranged for Linus to get a DEC Alpha. Linux has been
ported to a variety of machine architectures. As chip densities increase
and low-power CPUs increase in capabilities, the ability to run Linux,
the GNU toolset and FOSS software on unconventional devices increase the
opportunities for us to customize them for our own purposes.

In this presentation, Bruce will show some of the work he has done with
the LinkSys line of WRT54GL Linux programmable router/switch/WAPs and
the NSLU series of network-accessible disk storage.

Bruce will also introduce the Koolu platform and possibly the TINI Java
computer. Bruce encourages attendees to bring their laptops so they can
ssh in and interact with the devices.

About Bruce

Bruce is a farmer running Miles Smith Farm, and a semi-retired
technologist. In the guise of Miles Smith Farmers, Bruce and Carole sell
Scottish Highland and Angus beef raised on the farm, free-range,
hormone- and antibiotic-free, and maintain an assortment of horses, cats
and other residents. Tales from the farm can be found at

As a technologist, Bruce is supporting ongoing clients and Carole's
Learning Networks Foundation, Bruce is a UNIX expert from way back, with
30+ years of experience and tales to tell from DEC, Compaq, and many
others on a variety of operating systems, pre-press printing, CAD/CAM
and even missile systems. More on Bruce's business can be found at

Future Meetings

February 2008: David Berube on Ruby/Rails

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