Make Use Of article: 5 Innovative Linux Operating Systems You Should Try Today

Void Linux screenshot showing installation

The website MUO has a refreshing article on some innovative Linux distros. Three of the distributions are ones I've never heard of before now. Void Linux sounds particularly impressive. Here's a snippet:

While Void also seems to be aimed at experienced Linux users, the installation process is much friendlier. For example, Void has an actual installer program, unlike Arch. It also supplies a live desktop to test it out. There are also some interesting architectural decisions that makes it different from many Linux operating systems.

Check out the article here.

PLUG Meeting - March 6, 2017: Qubes OS

Qubes logo

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?",

Date: Monday, March 6, 2017 - 7 PM

February 6, 2017 PLUG Meeting: Over-the-air HDTV and KDE Neon

This coming Monday...

KDE Neon and Over-the-air HDTV

Long-time member Michael Fox will be doing a short presention on KDE Neon, the testbed distribution for trying out the latest KDE desktop environment and applications. His presentation will be followed by PLUG VP Bill Hopkins who will be showing you how to use a special dongle to access over-the-air HDTV broadcasts live or to schedule a recording.

Date: Monday, February 6, 2017 - 7 PM


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