Screen, Tmux, Byobu, the Secret Terminal Brains!!!

Christopher Browne

GNU Screen has been lurking around since the 1980s, as a kind of "tiling window manager atop curses".

BSD folk spawned an analogue called tmux in 2009, offering both additions and removals of functionality.

Byobu offers a harmonization, and (arguably) better user experience.

We'll look at some usages, use cases, and see how frequently Byobu Hollywood crashes.

Good Bye Boot Media! (or, don't copy that boot floopy)

Scott Sullivan

A tour of how network boot/install can save you ever having to burn a DVDs or USB drive.


George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre at Ryerson University

245 Church Street, Room 203 (second floor).


  • 6:00 pm Before each meeting a group of GTALUGers dine at Ethiopiques (227 Church Street).
  • 7:30 pm Meeting and presentation.
  • 9:00 pm After each meeting a group of GTALUGers move to the The Library/ The Imperial Pub (54 Dundas St East) for beer and more socializing.