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
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.
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
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