Upcoming TAPCUG and OMUG Linux SIGs

The next TAPCUG Linux SIG meeting is Sep 15, 2015 (3rd Tuesday) 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM at the SE Tacoma Community Center 1614 99th St E, Tacoma, WA 98445. Traditionally we are on vacation during the summer- June, July, August.

The next OMUG Linux SIG meeting at the Olympia Center is Aug 11, 2015 (2nd Tuesday) 7 PM, see https://olymug.org . To get the most out of these meetings bring your ideas, questions and be an active part of the discussion. New members are always welcome.

We have three major computer systems today: Windows which is based on DOS, Apple’s OS X which was derived from open source FreeBSD . (Windows and Mac are closed proprietary systems). Linux, which is based on the Linux kernel and unlike the first two, is basically free and open source. Companies make money from the packaging and support of Linux.Linux is much more secure because its roots are from Unix,a serious business multiuser system. Linux has extra built in security such as Netfilter and IPTables which makes your system rock solid and secure.

Linux was created by Linus Torvalds in 1991 because he wanted a better desktop operating system. Ironically, it has totally dominated everywhere else from supercomputers, to servers, chromebooks and your smart phone but monopolies have so far mostly kept it off computers you can buy until now. It is now time to switch to Linux including Linux Mint XFCE or a Chromebook.  Linux Mint is the number four operating system in the world! Download and try it for free. Install if you like it. You convert easily and save lots of money! A+ Computers sells Linux computers along with other proprietary computers.

At the TAPCUG General meeting Aug 8, 2015 we will demonstrate Google+ Hangouts on a Samsung ARM Chromebook. At the Sep 15, 2015 TAPCUG Linux SIG we will review all the software that runs on the Raspberry Pi 2 including Berryboot and Noobs. We will review gpt vs mbr partitioning, xda Android replacement, plex, Chromixium, Nvidia Tegra K1 computers, K1 Linux install, Transmission, Openshot, Google Drive, Linux flash drive install, Gnome system monitor, quantum computers, youtube-dl,   LightbeamGoogle hangout, Google Keep, Kdenlive, recorditnow, Chromecast, Pixel Qi screens, Remastersys and mesh networks, dual booting Linux on a Windows 8 computer, audacity, Mint xfce 4.12 upgrade, smart phone customizing: Convert Android to OnePlus One, TV music streaming, owncloud, youtube-dl, Google+ Hangout On Air,Samsung ARM chromebook hdmi to vga cable, BIOS replacements including UEFI, Coreboot, Seabios, OpenBios, Plop, flashrom.

We also plan to connect other persons computers to the projector so they can demonstrate what they are using.
For details, see http://Linux-Now.us

Joel Carlson fox7799@gmail.com

Updated: March 20, 2018 — 11:33 am