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Upcoming meeting dates:

Remember our club has moved to 2189 Cleveland Street, Suite 229, Clearwater FL 33765. We’re still moving in but everything is now on the ground floor! In case you missed it, here are my April Links

Thursday May 31@ 10 am — Chromebook SIG
There’s new software and features on the latest Chromebooks. I’ll share plenty of links, bring your questions and get a feel for what’s new in Chromebooking.

Thursday May 31@ 1 pm — FOSS SIG
I’ll share dealing without XMarks, the online bookmarking utility I’ve used for almost 12 years. I also discuss why torrents are still safe and faster than FTP downloads (do I hear resume download?). I have many new links from April and May. 

Thursday, June 14 @ 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 yourself they are powerful less expensive rivals to Windows or Mac laptops. We are here at 1-on-1 to answer your questions.

Monday, June 18 @ 7:00 pm — Linux SIG
I’ll demo MultibootUSB in detail. We’ll have time to help someone install Linux on their hardware.  Antivirus and anti-malware tools are no longer needed.

Thursday, June 21 @ 1:00 pm — Tinkerers SIG
After more than 10 years of producing monthly meetings I’m asking for help from my Tinkerer buddies on how to best setup and use an Android phone. Yes I’ve been slow at switching and I want to learn what I need and what to avoid. If you are an Android expert, I can really use your help! If you are an “Android newbie” like me, come ask questions and learn.

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.