Hi all, Happy New Year. Monthly notice, February 7.

Wednesday night is the GNU/Linux Users' workshop: 7.30pm-9.30pm in the South Learning Centre (SLC), through rear door of South Christchurch Library at 66 Colombo Street, Cashmere - https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/locations/SOUTH/ - held on the first Wednesday monthly, Feb-Dec.

LiveDVD/thumbdrive installs of freenix* operating system distributions are used to demonstrate alternative desktop environments, in the SLC computer lab of i5 all-in-one screen-PCs (overgrown landscape tablets! ;)

Ubuntu-MATE is the Debian GNU/Linux variant we most display and Long Term Support releases like 16.04 are recommended; rolling upgrades to 17.10 seem to run better though, with latest kernel drivers and software incorporated - if start-up speed concerns you. It's up-to-date, secure, and will run well on a lot of old equipment to extend its life. See http://debian.org background and http://ubuntu-mate.org/download/ for these distros and http://distrowatch.com for a great many others to choose from. Portable devices welcome, e.g. laptops, Raspberry Pi and CHIP. (lol)

BYO distributions and new tech if you like; overhead projector - let us know if you have a presentation to offer.

Thank you for the support of this workshop and the Software Freedom Day annual installfest event. See you there if you can make it along.

Kind regards,

Rik Tindall

pp Sydenham GNU/Linux Users
Software Freedom Day, Team Christchurch South, 15-September-2018
* Freenix: Unix-derived Free and Open-Source Software (FOSS) esp. Linux & BSD
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