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).


  • 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.

Code of Conduct

We want a productive happy community that can welcome new ideas, improve every process every year, and foster collaboration between individuals with differing needs, interests and skills.

We gain strength from diversity, and actively seek participation from those who enhance it. This code of conduct exists to ensure that diverse groups collaborate to mutual advantage and enjoyment. We will challenge prejudice that could jeopardize the participation of any person in the community.

The Code of Conduct governs how we behave in public or in private whenever the Linux community will be judged by our actions. We expect it to be honored by everyone who represents the community officially or informally, claims affiliation, or participates directly. It applies to activities online or offline.

We invite anybody to participate. Our community is open.

We encourage you to read the complete Code of Conduct before attending the meeting.