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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.

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

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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.

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