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Meeting Announcement

Linux-Ottawa June 2024 Meeting.


Thursday June 6th at 7pm


  1. Check the mailing list for in-person clusters being hosted by other members.



  • TTS (Text To Speech)
    • John Nash will give a talk on using TTS in the production of audio books from epubs
    • Tug Williams will give a short talk on usign TTS in the creation of non-trackable voice messages
    • Scott Murphy will give a short talk on using TTS for inclusion in broadcast

Ongoing TODO list

  • 2018 presentations (JN) – partial
  • More should you use linux (JN and others) – first pass done
  • Rationalize files into namespaces, e.g., :board ?? need better tool!

Should you use Linux?

Linux or, more properly GNU/Linux, is the operating system built on the kernel derived from the seminal work of Linus Torvalds combined with developments of Unix tools from Gnu, or the Free Software Foundation. It is a family of distributions, that is, implementations of this combination of software, with various combinations of components such as window managers, desktop layouts, packaging tools and application sets. Or see What is Linux?

As this website is for Linux-Ottawa, otherwise known as the Ottawa Canada Linux Users Group, we strongly support the use and promotion of Linux. However, that does not mean it is for everyone, or for every purpose. Some of the reasons to use Linux are discussed on that link, along with some situations where Linux may not be the best choice.

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Meeting Presentations & Tutorial Material

Advocacy Projects

Technical Projects and Notes

Tux System Administration


OCLUG Meeting History

This is a conversion of the pages from the old site. There may be a few oddities in the pages, a few of which look like messed up URLs. These will get cleaned up over time, however as the links all seem to work, they are lower priority.

Jobs and Seekers

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