Sometimes you want to try a different Linux distribution without committing to it. Although you can wipe what you have and install the new distro, a surprisingly easy option is to have both, what's known as dual-booting. To demonstrate how to setup a dual boot, Jason Wallwork will show how to add Linux Mint 17.1 to an existing Ubuntu install.
Gnome 3 has undergone a number of improvements since its initial introduction, and the current version (3.14) provides several gnome-specific applications. While gnome 3.14 has not yet appeared in the repositories of the most popular distros like Ubuntu and Mint, it has been incorporated in the latest version of openSUSE (13.2). At our meeting, Mike Fox will be showing the gnome version of openSUSE, gnome extensions available for customization of the desktop, and the new gnome applications (Weather, Maps, Music, Photos, Files, etc.).
Monday, February 9, 2015 - 7 PM
Yes, that's THIS Monday.
We have a Linux magazine swap at each meeting. Bring your recently-read Linux magazines to trade with other members. And we have a draw for an e-book of the winner's choice. Members get double the entries.
1500 Lansdowne Street West, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.
Parking is on the east (right) side. Entrance is at the front of the building. From the front, go down the hall to the right, and enter the last door on the left.
After the meeting, everyone is invited to Tim Horton's on Lansdowne West (near Canadian Tire and Sobey's). They have free wireless in addition to their tasty doughnuts and coffee.
Hope you can make it!
Note: PLUG MUG nights continue every MONDAY night except the week of a regular PLUG meeting (as long as there is interest). Please check the forums for the weekly sign-up list.