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Upcoming meeting dates:

Remember our club has moved to 2189 Cleveland Street, Suite 229, Clearwater FL 33765.  

Monday, June 18 @ 7:00 pm — Linux SIG
I’ll work through last month issues and demo MultibootUSB and torrent downloads in detail. We’ll have time to help you install Linux on your hardware. Remember, Linux is a free of charge operating system that is open source. See my June Links here.

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

Thursday June 28 @ 10 am — Chromebook SIG
SIG details will be posted here soon but ‘ll have a Chromebook presentation. Bring your Chrome questions. My June Chromebook links are here.

Thursday June 28 @ 1 pm — FOSS SIG
Meeting details will be posted here later. We’ll discuss torrents in more detail. Are still safe? Are they legal? They are certainly faster than FTP downloads (do I hear resume download?). My June FOSS Links are here.

Thursday, July 12 @ 10 am — Chromebook Support
Chromebook. 1-on-1 Chrome support is the second Thursday of each month. Bring in your Chromebook or use mine to prove to yourself Chromebooks are powerful less expensive rivals to Windows or Mac laptops.

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 We’ve tried different Linux distros and feel comfortable helping people convert their outdated Windows systems to Linux for $0.00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.