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...

Raspberry Pi 2 as a Media server

This isn't a new article (it's from last summer) but it's still pretty cool. You can take an old PC and make a media server using Plex or you can use a Raspberry Pi. Even the now-dated version 2 will work. I would guess that version 3 will work even better and it's wireless!

http://www.techradar.com/us/how-to/computing/how-to-build-the-best-raspb...

March 2016 PLUG Meeting: Solus

THIS MONDAY!!!!!

Solus

PLUG President Jason Wallwork will demonstrate the Linux distribution Solus. Solus is a Linux distribution built from scratch. It uses a forked version of the PiSi package manager, maintained as "eopkg" within Solus, and a custom desktop environment called "Budgie", developed in-house.

Date: March 7, 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.

February 2015 PLUG Meeting: Unix Utilities in Windows / Bootable USB sticks

THIS MONDAY!!!!!

Running Unix Utilities under Windows / Creating Bootable USB sticks under Windows

Member William Park will describe and give a short demo of running Unix utilities on Windows. There are 3 methods: (1) VirtualBox, (2) Cygwin, and (3) BusyBox.

Also, William will give a short overview of writing bootable USB stick on Windows. There are 7 methods: (1) ImageUSB, (2) InfraRecorder, (3) Rawrite32, (4) Rufus, (5) SUSE Studio Image Writer, (6) Win32DiskImager, and (7) Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool.

Date: February 1, 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.

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PLUG Meeting: Monday, January 4, 2016: Java

President Jason Wallwork will present an introduction to the Java programming language. Java is a used on 3 billion mobile phones, all Blu-Ray players, 89% of desktops in the US, 125 million TV devices and there are 9 million Java Developers worldwide. The Android operating system, a spinoff of Linux used on most mobile phones, runs apps in Java. Because of its pervasiveness, if you're interested in programming, it's one of the top languages you should consider. It's object-oriented programming (OOP), cross-platform and much easier to use than languages like C and C++. Even if you're not planning on programming, learning a language, any language, is an important part of understanding how computers think.

Date: Monday, January 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.

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