Location: Sierra Vista public library conference room, 2600 E. Tacoma St.
Date: Saturday, February 27th 2016
- 09 March CLUG meeting, 1700-1800, UA South classroom C165A. May be cancelled. More information to follow.
- 24 March Ubuntu Hour, 1800-1900, Schlotzsky’s Cafe (hosted by Rex)
- 26 March CLUG meeting, 1400-1545, Sierra Vista public library conference room.
Those present were asked to come up with a list of presentation subjects that they would like to hear.
To date there are no presentations scheduled for the month of March.
Down the road – AZLOCO & PLUG co-sponsor an install-fest on the first & third Saturdays of each month. We are welcome to attend. Louie and I attended one and I would like to get together another group to car pool up to Tempe.
Any thoughts on the proposed community projects. Perhaps we need to re-think community projects because there appears to be little interest.
- Re-furbishing computers with Linux OS and donating them. (Leo)
- A presentation for high/middle school computer clubs. (Janet) since the school year has progressed this might well be looked at for next term.
- Attendance at local events in the way of a booth. (west end far and festival of the southwest)
- David thought that perhaps if we could get a larger room for a longer time period we could convince the folks in Phoenix to provide assistance we could run our own install-fest.
There is a Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Release Party scheduled for 14 may from 1500 until ? in Chandler. The release date is 21 April. Rex plans on driving up there so we can probably get a car pool list for that. It is more of a social event and the intent is to meet and greet although wifi will be available to install the new release should anyone want to do that.
Rex talked to a financial planner who is willing to give us a short FREE talk on financial planning. While it does some of us old guys a little good, it could really benefit you younger folks. As a minimum it could provide you with information that will enable you to make decisions more intelligently. We will schedule her for 26 March.
Recent Linux/FOSS News: Mint 17.3 Cinnamon (both 32 and 64 bit) hacked on 20 Feb 16. If you downloaded the ISO on that date and didn’t use a torrent, it is bogus. Check the MD5Sum and you will see that the hashes do not match. The mirror was taken down. http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2994. See also https://lwn.net/Articles/676664 and http://www.pcworld.com/article/3035682/security/hackers-planted-a-backdoor-inside-a-compromised-version-of-linux-mint.html
We adjourned the meeting to the Pizza Hut where we enjoyed some food and some excellent conversation.