Boise Linux User Group

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Ubuntu 19.04 “Disco Dingo” release and Webinar.

It’s Alive!  Distrowatch, April 18th, 2019.
The official release date is Thursday, April 18th, almost a month late from the original release date, but it looks like it will be out the later part of this week so keep an eye out of it.

I have been running the 19.04 Beta Release for about 3 weeks and have been very happy with it, no crashes or other issues, install went well.  I actually “jumped” into the 19.04 release because by 18.10 became unbootable […]

Finally, A Linux Computer for Grandma!

And on Old Hardware, circa 2007!  I was surfacing Facebook the other day when I came across a Make Use Of feature that talked about MX Linux that was really great for moving from Windows in terms of look and feel and it runs on Old Harware, comes in both 32 bit and 64 bit flavors, just becareful of what you call old Hardware. My Old Hardware was an HP Media Center 64 bit with 2 Gigs of ram, sold back […]

January 16th Meeting Notes

We started off the meeting with 8 present and late arrival took the count to 9.  We started off the meeting with just open conversation and first up was a conversation on cell phone battery life as one of our members had a new Pixel Phone. We also discussed some of the limitations of the new Android 9 operating system in connecting to PC and support for ext4 file systems that was missing.  He was going to try some other approaches […]

IPCUG ChromiumOS Demo

IPCUG ChromiumOS Demo – Clint Tinsley – December 13th, 2018

Why Build Your Own Chromebook using Chromium?
* Free
* Use “Old” Hardware – Something that runs Windows7/8/10 64 Bit
Limited 32 Bit support for older computers “Certified List”
Only for older computers and netbooks, as noted on our certified models list.
* Better Storage!
Use local hard drive for “Downloads” Folder (df -h 451 GB)
USB Access
* Local Printing
* All available Memory
* CloudReady Installed Apps: VirtualBox OBE (Out of the Box, Ready to use)
* Linux Shell available in […]

Chromebook/CloudReady & Beyond – Boise LUG Meeting November 20th, 2018

These are the meeting presentation notes prepared for our meeting on November 20th, 2018:
Why Build Your Own?

Free
Use “Old” Hardware – Something that runs Windows7/8/10 64 Bit
Limited 32 Bit support for older computers “Certified List”
Only for older computers and netbooks, as noted on our certified models list.
Better Storage!
Use local hard drive for “Downloads” Folder (df -h 451 GB)
USB Access
Local Printing
All available Memory
CloudReady Installed Apps: VirtualBox OBE (Out of the Box, Ready to use)
Linux Shell available in cros shell (Not available on Google […]

October 17 Meeting Notes

Open meeting 10/17/2018
We started off the meeting 8 members present.  General conversation included the advances in Smart Phone Cameras, how good of pictures they take, the conventience, and advanced functions.  Smart Phones have replaced the point and shoot cameras that were so poplular a couple years ago even though they have a loyal user base, program features, along with advanced features not found in a Smart Phone.

Clint then showed off the Xpump Audio System which enhances the sound from a laptop […]

September 19th Meeting Notes – Knoppix 8.2

We had a full house and Clint spent a little over 2 hours in presenting Knoppix 8.2.  These are his presentation notes:
Desktop Tour
https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/77803.html
http://www.linux-magazine.com/Online/Features/Getting-Started-with-Knoppix-7.3
https://www.zdnet.com/article/hands-on-with-knoppix-linux-7-2-0-a-well-established-and-very-stable-linux-distribution/
https://www.linux-magazine.com/issues/2014/167/Ask-Klaus

Spoiler Alert: Magnifier pops up! – Super+M (Windows Key) opens and closes magnfier window!

TaskBar (Right to Left):
Clock/Calendar, Network, Speaker, Monitor Settings, AUMix, LibreOffice, Terminal, PCmanFileManager, Chromium, Menu

Accessories: ClamTk, Disks, Files, KeePassXLeafpad, K Utils, Screenshot, Winetricks
Education: KStars Planitarium,K apps- KAlgerbra, KWorkQuiz, Tux Math/Typing
Games: Endless List! Solataire, Sodoku, I am not a gamer!
Graphics: Blender, GIMP, ImageViewer, Inkscape, Okular (PDF), OpenSCAD, Scribus
Internet: […]

BLUG Aug. 15 Meeting Notes

Clint started the meeting with his quest for a distribution that might run well on his old 2005 Dell laptop that had been running SharkLinux 16.04 LtS among other older Linux distro’s that were nolonger supported or past end of life.  He tried several Ubuntu 18.04 LTS variants but just about anything 18.04 would take forever to boot (even LinuxMint 19 would take over 5 minutes to get to the deskop).  He even tried Pop_OS but that too was 18.04 based.  […]

Boise Linux Group July 18th Meeting report

We had 8 in attendance including our presenter for the evening.
I am going to take a difference approach to reporting the meetings, moving from my usual detailed report to a simple summary.  I am hoping this will drive attendance as I know some who just reply on my reports rather than attending the meeting.  Bottom line, if you want to know what is presented and discussed at the meeting, please join us.

Dan Yocum, a Sr. Technical Account Manager with RedHat, who […]

Boise Linux Group June 20th Meeting Notes

Boise Linux User Group June 20th Meeting Notes
Tonights meeting was pretty much an open session with 7 in attendance and we had some great conversations.

We started off with a conversation about cloud storage for “off site storage” of our computer files, some thing we are all at risk of losing given our computers get stolen or the house burns!  Various options were discussed such as crashplan but no real solution for when we need to store more than 100 Gigs.  Clint […]