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November 14th, 2013 IPCUG Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 PM by President Hugh and 26 Members were present.

Announcements were made by Hugh, with the following:

  • Linux User Group Thursday, Dec. 5th @ 6:30 PM, Gates Lab, Boise Public Library

  • No-host breakfast Saturday, Nov. 16th at 9:00 am, Golden Corral, Boise.

  • Board meeting Thursday, November 21st, at 7:00 PM, Elmer’s, Boise. *Week early

  • “Meeting after the meeting” tonight Denny’s

Question and Answer session:

  • Member Jon asked about steps suggested in previous question answer for fixing issues with Shockwave on his computer. Previous minutes were referred to for answers.

Brian started the evening with a presentation on VirtualBox in a Windows environment. He went through the process of creating a virtual instance of Xubuntu x64 and explained how virtualization works and what various options would do in the setup. Gregg asked if he would be able to virtualize an old computer to save the programs and files. Brian explained the steps needed to do this.

Martin demonstrated Parallels Desktop for Mac OSX. He demonstrated how an application menu is created in OSX from the list of applications available on the Windows 8 install. He also showed an instance of Linux running simultaneously with the Windows 8. Martin enabled Coherence to show how applications can be run without showing the Windows 8 interface.

Hugh demonstrated VirtualBox in a Linux environment. He showed Windows Server 2012 and Windows 7 running simultaneously. Hugh showed the steps of installing “VirtualBox Guest Additions” for adding seamless mouse integration and drivers for virtualized hardware. Hugh enabled Windows 8 seamless mode which, like Parallels Desktop, hides the background and allows the application windows to be dragged around the screen independently.

The meeting was adjourned by President Hugh at 8:55 PM.

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