March 2015 PLUG Meeting

Set Up Your Own Web Server

With an older computer and an internet connection, you can set up your own server. You can even do it in a virtual machine! President Jason Wallwork will show you the basics of how to do it using the popular (for web servers) Linux distribution CentOS. He will take you through the steps of installing and configuring a minimal install of CentOS and then adding the appropriate packages for a no frills web server. He'll also show you how to test it locally and open up your router so it is accessible from the outside and finally where to put your webpages. Additionally, you'll learn why you might want to spend a few dollars a month for a commercial web host.

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 7 PM

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.

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 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.

February 2015 PLUG Meeting

Dual-boot Linux

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 3.14

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.

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 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.

Linux Mint 17.1 KDE Review

You can find a cool review of the recently-released Linux Mint 17.1 KDE at this blog. Arindam Sen, an Indian Linux enthusiast, reviews Linux distros regularly so I suggest you bookmark his blog. His reviews include information about power consumption, memory usage, boot time and he includes many screenshots.

http://mylinuxexplore.blogspot.ca/2015/01/linux-mint-171-rebecca-kde-rev...

If you guys find other good reviews of Linux distros let me know and we'll post links here.

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