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As we head into the fall season, much is happening, both in our club and the GNU/Linux community. As I transition into the role of president, I look forward to an on-going evolution in GNU/Linux software, with an eye primarily toward new users who find other mainstream operating systems too cumbersome and/or intrusive. As many of you will know, I have strong opinions about that, and my focus is always on choice and transparency. Here's to a new year, with a very special congratulations to our outgoing president emeritus, Jason Wallwork, who I'm sure will continue to bring his wealth of knowledge and experience to the benefit of our membership. I hope to bring as much enthusiasm and information along with my experience to this role as Jason has for a very, very long time.

October PLUG Meeting: Opera & Encrypting Email: Monday, October 2, 2017

THIS COMING MONDAY...

Opera & Encrypting Email with PGP

VP Bill Hopkins will be presenting the Opera browser, a multi-platform browser that is very fast and light and has extra features not commonly seen in browsers. Member Jason Wallwork will be following this up with a presentation on how to encrypt your email using PGP.

Date: Monday, October 2, 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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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