June 2018 PLUG Meeting: Monday, June 4, 2018: TOMORROW!

Sorry about the short notice guys, but we are having a PLUG meeting TOMORROW (Monday, June 4, 2018) with some cool topics from Bill Hopkins and Mike Fox. And it's the last meeting before the summer. PLUG goes on break so there won't be any monthly meetings in July and August but MUGs will still continue subject to interest.

Bill Hopkins will be delivering a basic talk on the motion detecting software program, Motion, running on a Raspberry Pi with a USB connected webcam. The video output from the webcam is viewed from a remote computer screen, using a local wifi network.

Mike Fox will be presenting openSUSE, a popular, non-Debian based distro that uses the rpm package manager. Following up on Jason’s excellent KDE presentation last month, Mike will present the KDE plasma version of openSUSE Tumbleweed, which is a rolling distro. He will show some of the desktop customizations possible with this desktop environment.

Date: Monday, June 4, 2018 - 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.

We'll also have pizza available. Please bring $5 for covering the costs of pizza and pop.

We had a good number of membership registrations last month. Thank you! We could use a few more though to cover our costs for the year so please consider registering as a member if you haven't already. The cost is only $25 a year payable by cheque to PLUG or cash, a fee that hasn't changed since 2000.

See you there!

January 2018 PLUG meeting - CANCELLED!

Welcome to 2018, everybody! An interesting PLUG meeting had been planned for this evening, but in light of today's weather conditions, I'm declaring a SNOW DAY!

I've heard first-hand reports of drivers this morning on Highway 115 doing 20 km/h in heavy snow conditions, with more snow to come through today and into tomorrow. In this situation, if you don't have to be out there in the weather and on the roads for a very good reason, please, stay indoors! I love falling snow, SO picturesque - from the OTHER side of the glass! <^8#

We're passing the orb & sceptre - please wait...!!

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.


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