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September 2017 PLUG Meeting: Linux Mint 18.2: THIS 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.

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


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

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