Upcoming meeting dates:

Thursday, March 15 @ 1 pm — Tinkerer’s SIG

At March Tinkerers, I’m working with Lori Green on “Cutting the Cable.” We’ll show antenna reception done right and streaming solutions using ROKU, FIRE and Chromecast that save < $50 cable cost every month. View my presentation hereEveryone is welcome!

Monday, March 19 @ 7:00pm — Linux SIG
We were going to view LXLE 16.04.3 but it does not work. I changed to a new image of Solis Mate, now number 5 on DistroWatch. I’ll update late Linux news and links. Come with Linux questions or bring your hardware (XP or later) to let us hep you install Linux.

Thursday. February 22 @ 10 am — Chromebook SIG
Bring your Chromebook. We’ll test to be sure your TPM module is up-to-date or needs updating and set some Chrome flags. Buying a new computer? Consider a Chromebook, save big money.

Thursday. February 22 @ 1 pm — FOSS SIG
We’ll discuss the open source Emby and Kodi media players. As usual we welcome your questions about any free or open source clones to proprietary software.

                                      See my March Links

Thursday, April 12 @ 10 am — Chromebook Support
If you have a Chromebook or thinking about getting one we have
1-on-1 Chrome support the second Thursday of each month. Bring your Chromebook or use mine to see they are a powerful less expensive rival to a Windows laptop. We are here to answer your questions.

This website now reports on activities of four Tampa Bay Computer Society Special Interest Groups. They are the FOSS or Open Source SIG, the Linux SIG, the Chromebook SIG, and the Tinkerer’s 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 We’ve tried different Linux distros and feel comfortable helping people convert their outdated Windows systems to Linux for $0.00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
Tinkerer’s SIG meets the third Thursday at 1:00 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.