We had a great Linux SIG last Monday. Many thanks to Mary Jo Boyle who used her laptop and computer skills to show off Linux LXLE. We had several guests who seemed interested in Linux. I hope they return and fit-in among the regulars.
This meeting marked the 6th Anniversary of the TBCS FOSS SIG. At this meeting I reviewed the presentation I made last Saturday to the APCUG Virtual Technology Conference about converting your old XP computer to LXLE Linux. Make that old slow and out-of-date computer into a snappy useful tool. We lined up one or two people to bring old XP computers at the next meeting to convert into Linux in less than an hour.
Finally, I reviewed the free “Have a Chromebook? Don’t be Scroogled!” class beginning Monday March 3rd at 1pm. Chromebooks are a great buy and with little effort can perform most tasks offline as well as online. I hope you will attend a week from Monday and we’ll set plans for the next few weeks. See more info here.
We also looked at the links listed below.
February FOSS Links:
- Stealthy Botnet Bug Infects Macs, PCs, Linux Machines A sophisticated Java-based Trojan herds Macs, PCs and Linux machines alike into cyberattack-launching botnets.
- Satya Nadella – Microsoft’s CEO Microsoft introduces its new CEO: Satya Nadella, Biography, Photos and Videos
- Bigger, better, faster: LibreOffice 4.2 The leading open-source alternative to Microsoft Office is looking better than ever.
- Google, Yahoo, Microsoft reveal how many accounts are snooped by gov’t A little more detail on government’s 0-999 info grabs from big tech companies.
- Mozilla Firefox 27 Delivers Better Security, Performance The first open-source Firefox release of 2014 debuts, providing improved security and support for the SPDY 3.1 protocol.
- How To Enter The BIOS On Your Computer Inside the BIOS you can change basic computer settings, like the boot order. The exact key you need to strike depends on your hardware. We have compiled a list of strategies & keys to enter Setup.
- The Complete Guide to Solid-State Drives Adding a solid-state drive (SSD) to your computer is simply the best upgrade at your disposal, capable of speeding up your computer in ways you hadn’t thought possible. But as with any new technology, there’s plenty to learn. Here’s everything you should know about your SSD, whether you’re interested in upgrading or just like to know the ins and outs of your hardware.