April 2016 PLUG Meeting: Remix OS, Chromixium, Beyond Basic Router Setup

This coming Monday...

April is MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL MONTH. Membership fees cover our $25/month rental fee. Any extra goes toward the annual Christmas pizza party. Remember that membership is $25 per year. You can pay via cheque, cash or paypal. Contact us if you’re interested in the last option. Membership also gives you the twice the chances to win a raffle prize, the chance to review Linux or other computer books, and bragging rights.

Also, we have a great lineup of presentations:

Remix OS and Cub

Michael Fox will demonstrate Remix OS, an Android operating system adapted for use on PC that includes the Google Play Store. Remix can be run on a USB stick, a virtual machine, or an internal drive. The first two of these will be demonstrated and compared, along with instructions on how to install them.

Michael will also be showing Chromixium, soon to be called Cub Linux and a Chrome OS look-alike.

Primer: Beyond Basic Router Setup

Bob Foley will explain how to configure uPnP, static IPs and port forwarding to safely allow access to your home server from the internet.

Date: April 4, 2016 - 7 PM

Remember that PLUG now meets on the FIRST MONDAY of each month.

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.

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.

Ubuntu M10 Tablet taking preorders

The world's first Ubuntu tablet. Looks pretty cool. Thanks to PLUG member Mike Fox for alerting us to it several months ago. They're taking pre-orders now. This site has a review, but it's in Spanish. You can still watch it just to see it in action, though:

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/02/bq-m10-ubuntu-tablet-hands-on-video

Tell us what you think below in the comments section or in the forums here:

http://plugintolinux.ca/node/325

Free Raspberry Pi course through Coursera

Coursera has a free self-paced course on programming the Raspberry Pi and it's rated 4.5/5 stars. It's part of the IoT (Internet of Things) specialization. Check it out here:

https://www.coursera.org/learn/raspberry-pi-platform

You have to preview the course to see the requirements, which of course include a Raspberry Pi but there are a couple of other things, too:

Hardware Requirements

Rage-quitter takes his JavaScript toys and goes home

Saw this article on Ars Technica from a couple of days ago. Apparently, a dispute over a trademark resulted in a developer removing his code projects and broke many websites that relied on portions of his code. Makes for an interesting story but also makes me leery of using JavaScript for serving up pages. You can read it all at the link below. Yikes!

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/03/rage-quit-coder-un...

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GNOME Disks to check health of drives

Did you know that you can use GNOME Disks, an application for checking the health of your drives, including solid state drives? Here's how:

http://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/893068-how-to-test-solid-state-driv...

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