September 2017 

The Tinkerer SIG meeting is September 21 @ 1 pm. I’m building a digital sign using a $35 RaspberryPi. Hopefully we can attract more fellow tinkerers. September TLinks


The Chrome SIG meets September 28 @ 10 am. We talk Chromebooks here and how they’ve become the ideal inexpensive mainstream computer for education, business and home users. At this meeting I’ll show how to dual boot Linux on a Chromebook. Chrome Links

The FOSS SIG on September 28 @ 1 pm is watching a video documentary: “Zero Days” about our government and the STUXnet virus epidemic. Why not come and watch it with us. In October we’ll get back to Free and Open Source alternative to proprietary closed source programs. FOSS Links

This website now reports on activities of three Tampa Bay Computer Society Special Interest Groups. They are the FOSS or Open Source SIG, the Linux SIG and a new Chromebook SIG. Click the groups above to see schedules of past meetings and an agenda for next meetings. Email for additional information but know our meetings are open. We appreciate visitors at the TBCS clubhouse.

open-source-logo-x110The FOSS-SIG has met since 2008. It encourages the use of Free and Open Source Software in place of expensive closed-source operating systems and software. Gain freedom and save $ with open source software.

linuxLinux is a complete, attractive free open source operating system we recommend for home and small business desktops/ laptops. We’ve tried different Linux distros and feel comfortable helping people convert their outdated Windows systems to Linux for $0.00

chromeiconThe Chromebook SIG is new in 2016. We believe with a little knowledge the Chromebook can meet all our computer needs. Come and hear members proud of their Chromebook.

Use the search function on the menu bar to to find links and meeting content over four years. Please look around, email ideas and visit one of our SIG Meetings at the TBCS Media Center:

Linux-SIG meets the third Monday at 7:00 pm
Chromebook SIG meets the last Thursday at 10:00 am

FOSS-SIG meets the last Thursday at 1:00 pm

Join us at the TBCS clubhouse for all activities.