Netflix on Linux is now a lot easier

Previously you had to do a bit of work to get Netflix working in Linux that involved downloading WINE and Silverlight and so on. Now you can do it with as little as a user-agent change (assuming you use Chrome). I just tried it in Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon and it worked perfectly. You will require the Chrome browser for this to work. PC World tells you how here:


September PLUG Meeting

Shell Fun

Jason Wallwork will be showing off the Linux shell, also referred to as the terminal or console. The shell gives you access to various commands and utilities that you can run without ever reaching for the mouse. Linux is great as a graphical desktop but if all you do is is run graphical commands, you're only scratching the surface of Linux. Real power lies in in the shell. It sounds ominous but it's actually quite easy. Even beginners can learn it and our president will show you how. There will be lots of times for questions along the way. Bring your laptop with any version of Linux and follow along!

Monday, September 8, 2014 - 7 PM
Yes, that's THIS Monday.

Applewood Manor
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.

There will be a draw prize for a free eBook of your choice from O'Reilly.

Hope you can make it!

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.

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.

PLUG websites changes: Update

The forum software has been upgraded to SMF 2 and the new antispam package installed. The Babylon theme didn't appear to transfer cleanly so it's been disabled. We'll try and fix this but it's not a high priority. In the meantime, enjoy the new darker default theme. There are two others to choose from (default SMF themes) but if you don't like either, visit and suggest another. We're happy to include other themes.



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