New PLUG Year, New President

Announcement for first PLUG meeting from July 25, 1999

For a bit of history, PLUG started as a SIG (special interest group) connected to the now-defunct Kawartha Computer Club. I believe the SIG started sometime in 1998 but the earliest announcement I can find is dated July 25, 1999. At that time the Linux SIG met weekly! Later in the year, it became a separate user group, Peterborough LUG or PLUG as it became known later. So that puts us at almost 20 years old or 19 years old if we go back to when PLUG officially started. Above is that annoucement. We've met at PNLP, member homes, the Zoo, the library, E-LAN Games, Genesys Consulting, Pipcom Internet, and now Applewood Retirement Residence. Thought still a small group, we started out with only 3-4 guys including myself and we are one of the few active Linux User Groups in Eastern Ontario.

For those that were unable to attend the PLUG meeting yesterday, I announced that I am stepping down as president and long-time member Bob Foley will be talking over the reigns. Bill Hopkins will be continuing as Vice President. I will likely continue moderating the forums.

I've been doing this for a long time and it's been a great experience but it's time for somebody new. I'm very appreciative of the support I've received from you all over the years and have very much enjoyed your wisdom and your company. Rest assured, I will still be regularly attending monthly meetings and lots of MUGs, too.

It's been both a privilege and an honour to be your president and now please join with me in giving Bob all the support you can muster and wishing him the best success as the new Prez!

September 2017 PLUG Meeting: Linux Mint 18.2: THIS MONDAY!

THIS COMING MONDAY...

Linux Mint 18.2

Linux Mint 18.2 will be presented by Jason Wallwork. Suitable for beginners, he will show you how to get Linux Mint and install it on your computer, using a USB thumbdrive. But before doing that, he will talk about what makes Linux Mint different, the different versions and how to choose one for your computer, and demonstrate the install. Finally, he will show it in action and the new features in this point release. This would be a great presentation for you advanced users to bring a friend that isn't sure about Linux but would like to try it. Hope to see you there!

Date: Monday, September 4, 2017 - 7 PM

Location: 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.

Website maintenance - August 6, 2017 2 AM EDT

The PLUG website will be down in the early morning hours of August 6, 2017, starting at 2 AM. It may last several hours. We apologize for any inconvenience.

PLUG Meeting: Monday, June 5, 2017: Beyond Arch!

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THIS COMING MONDAY!

Beyond Arch

Expanding on the solid foundation provided by Jason, Brian will show us just how far an Arch install can go, from window managers, fonts, audio, multimedia, gaming and others. Also, as arch is a bleeding-edge rolling release distro, some of the newest features of software that has yet to hit other distributions will be shown.

This is also our June pizza meeting and the last meeting before the summer. Bill and Jason are each donating a large pizza and a 2 L bottle of pop. PLUG won't be having a monthly meeting in July or August and will return in September. Weekly MUG meetings will continue (see the note at the bottom).

Date: Monday, June 5, 2017 - 7 PM

The raffle has been discontinued. However, you can still get a free book of your choice from O'Reilly by writing a short review afterward. Use the contact form if you'd like to do that.

Membership, although voluntary, is encouraged. Membership fees cover our room rental costs and any surplus is used to treat members during the Christmas Pizza party. A membership is only $25 a year, a fee that hasn't changed since 2000. You can pay via cheque, cash or Paypal. Membership also gives you the opportunity to review Linux-related or other computer books, and bragging rights.

We have a Linux magazine swap at each meeting. Bring in recent Linux magazines (within the last year) to trade with or give to other members.

Location: 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.

After the meeting, everyone is invited to Tim Horton's on MONAGHAN ROAD (just a stone's throw north of Lansdowne). They have free wireless along with their treats and refreshments.

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.

PLUG Meeting: Monday, May 1, 2017: Arch Linux

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THIS COMING MONDAY!

Arch Linux

President Jason Wallwork will demonstrate Arch Linux, a lightweight rolling-release build-your-own distro. He'll cover reasons why you might want to install it, what you need to install it, and the steps involved in getting to a basic desktop. This is also the main membership renewal meeting. Check below for more information including the annual cost.

Date: Monday, May 1, 2017 - 7 PM

The raffle has been discontinued. However, you can still get a free book of your choice from O'Reilly by writing a short review afterward. Use the contact form if you'd like to do that.

Membership, although voluntary, is encouraged. Membership fees cover our room rental costs and any surplus is used to treat members during the Christmas Pizza party. A membership is only $25 a year, a fee that hasn't changed since 2000. You can pay via cheque, cash or Paypal. Membership also gives you the opportunity to review Linux-related or other computer books, and bragging rights.

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