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Upcoming meeting dates:

Monday, April 16 @ 7:00 pm — Linux SIG This conversion is not for the faint of heart! Thanks to Mr. Chromebox, I can show you success at converting a no longer supported Acer C710 Chromebook into a full LinuxMint 18.3MATE  laptop. As usual I have recent Linux links (click below). Bring any Linux questions or allow us help you install Linux.

Thursday, April 19 @ 7:00 pm — Tinkerers SIG This month we’re looking at the new $35 Raspberry Pi 3B+ and the $10 Pi0. Wes Roberts will show off his new touch screen monitor and wireless keyboard/ mouse for his RaspPi. Stop in to see the latest Pi hardware running the latest Kodi media player. Wow, Kodi has really changed! Click below to view lots of Tinkerer links.

View my April Links

I’m cancelling the Chromebook and FOSS SIGs for April. Both groups will next meet on May 31st.

Thursday, May 10 @ 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 prove to yurself they are a powerful less expensive rival to a Windows or Mac laptop. We are here at 1-on-1 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 We’ve tried different Linux distros and feel comfortable helping people convert their outdated Windows systems to Linux for $0.00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.