Date: April 1, 2010 at
Location: Algonquin College (Woodroffe Campus), room B457
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The speaker will give a demonstration of how to create a USB key that allows running Linux without altering the machine.
The presentation will also cover some advantages for running this configuration.
I work in IT Security in the Federal Government. I've been heavily involved in firewall management, DNS maintenance and upgrade for Canadian Goverment-owned domains. I have been managing BIND-based DNS servers since 1998. I'm doing less right now, although I now manage my own domain using a web interface, which I will demonstrate. I was also involved in PKI since 1998, and cryptography. I'm rather limited in the level of details I can disclose, of course, by the nature of security.
I'm using Linux for several years now, mostly Ubuntu. I'm a big fan of Linux, although I'm not an expert.
The original netbooks didn't contain a hard disk and ran Linux from solid state memory ("flash drive") such as found in USB memory keys.
Flash memory allows data to be quickly accessed due to the absence of seek or latency delays associated with a rotating disk, but writes are slow.
Applications such as web browsers that frequently cache disk information can perform poorly and software that thinks it's updating blocks on a disk drive can "wear out" some memory locations.
This discussion will cover some of the topics such as:
The speaker will introduce the topic and moderate the discussion.
Roland has been using Emacs for over 20 years for software development, sysadmin, reading and sending email, documentation, etc...
Algonquin College is close to the corner of Woodroffe and Baseline and right across from the Baseline transitway station. Room B457 is in Building B in the south-west corner of the campus. Free parking is available in lots 8, 9 and 12 after 5pm.