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April 2017 PLUG Meeting; THIS Monday, April 3, 2017

THIS COMING MONDAY!

This should be a very busy meeting, we have FOUR topics!

Raspberry Pi

Member Mike Fox and VP Bill Hopkins will each be showing off their new Raspberry Pi, the $35 mini-computer perfect for Linux. They will show what they're doing with it right now and there will be some explanations of how to install various Linux distributions onto an SD card or for better performance, to a USB flash drive. Mike has even figured out how to multi-boot it.

Linux Mint : Is its Update Manager secure for beginners?

There has been some controversy in that Linux Mint's update manager doesn't, in beginner mode, install all updates, including some security updates. Jason Wallwork will show you what he has found after doing some investigation into what updates aren't being installed and whether beginners need to worry.

Server Monitoring Tools

Brian Sterling will show you how he monitors servers in the enterprise using mainly open source technologies.

Date: Monday, April 3, 2017 - 7 PM

PLUG Meeting - March 6, 2017: Qubes OS

Qubes logo

One week from today...

Qubes OS

PLUG President Jason Wallwork will be demonstrating Qubes OS, a security-oriented operating system.

"Qubes takes an approach called security by compartmentalization, which allows you to compartmentalize the various parts of your digital life into securely isolated compartments called qubes."

"This approach allows you to keep the different things you do on your computer securely separated from each other in isolated qubes so that one qube getting compromised won’t affect the others. For example, you might have one qube for visiting untrusted websites and a different qube for doing online banking. This way, if your untrusted browsing qube gets compromised by a malware-laden website, your online banking activities won’t be at risk. Similarly, if you’re concerned about malicious email attachments, Qubes can make it so that every attachment gets opened in its own single-use disposable qube. In this way, Qubes allows you to do everything on the same physical computer without having to worry about a single successful cyberattack taking down your entire digital life in one fell swoop."

Source: "How does Qubes OS provide security?", https://www.qubes-os.org/intro/

Date: Monday, March 6, 2017 - 7 PM

December 2016 PLUG Meeting: Fedora 25 / VeraCrypt & Christmas Party

This coming Monday...

Fedora 25 & VeraCrypt

Michael Fox will be demonstrating how to upgrade to Fedora 25 and its new features while Jason Wallwork will be presenting VeraCrypt, a cross-platform application for encrypting your files. This is also the Christmas meeting so we will be having pizza, coffee, pop, cookies, and eggnog after the presentations.

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

Date: Monday, December 5, 2016 - 7 PM

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.

November 2016 PLUG Meeting: OpenMandriva

This coming Monday...

OpenMandriva

Bill Hopkins will be demonstrating OpenMandriva, a distribution with its roots in the super-friendly Linux Mandrake/Mandriva tradition.

Until/unless we can find another book supplier to give us books, the raffle will be discontinued. Of course, you can still get a free book of your choice by offering to do a short review of it. Use the contact form if you'd like to do that.

Date: Monday, November 7, 2016 - 7 PM

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.

September 2016 PLUG Meeting

This coming Monday...

Fedora 24

Ever searching for that perfect distro to work with his mostly-Mac hardware, Mike Fox will be reviewing the latest Fedora release (Fedora 24) and its implementation of Gnome 3.20. Mike will cover some of the new technologies in the latest release (Gnome Software app, DNF package manager, and Flatpak for cross-distro packaging of applications), and how to easily install codecs and other popular software using a GUI program called Fedy. Finally, Mike will discuss some of the ways the Gnome 3 desktop can be customized.

Until/unless we can find another book supplier to give us books, the raffle will be discontinued. Of course, you can still get a free book of your choice by offering to do a short review of it. Use the contact form if you'd like to do that.

Date: Monday, September 5, 2016 - 7 PM

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.

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