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!

May 7th 2018 PLUG Meeting: KDE Plasma desktop using Neptune OS (redux)

Jason Wallwork will be presenting the KDE Plasma desktop using Neptune OS which is a showcase for the latest version of KDE built on top of Debian Wheezy. The vast majority of our presentations have featured distros that use Gnome, Cinnamon, LXDE or XFCE as their base desktops and we haven't spent much time talking about KDE. Jason will be hoping to remedy this gap with information on how Plasma is different and why you might want to use it with some focus on particular KDE applications for email, file management, contacts, and more.

Time: 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.

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At this meeting we will also be taking membership renewals. 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 cash or cheque (made out to PLUG). Membership also gives you the opportunity to review Linux-related or other computer books, and bragging rights.

Website Maintenance: 18:00 UTC, April 25, 2018

From 18:00 UTC - 20:00 UTC time (2 - 4 pm local), on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018, the main PLUG website will be down for routine maintenance. The forums will still be available during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Jason Wallwork
PLUG Webmaster

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