Notes 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

December 8, 2016 Notes


Parted Magic
- A Swiss Army Knife with a lot of useful tools
https://partedmagic.com/

Clonezilla
http://www.clonezilla.org/

GParted (GNOME Partition Editor)
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php

wattOS
- is a lightweight Linux operating system remastered from the core Ubuntu Linux 16.04.1 build. It is a free operating system that focuses on a small footprint, low power and a simple quick interface that you can easily add whatever you want.
http://planetwatt.com/new/

wattOS Energizes Aging Hardware
http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/84076.html

Beginner’s Guide to the Linux Desktop
https://freedompenguin.com/articles/how-to/beginners-guide-linux-desktop/

Switching to Ubuntu
http://support.system76.com/articles/switch/

What’s the Difference Between Sudo and Su in Linux?

http://www.howtogeek.com/111479/htg-explains-whats-the-difference-between-sudo-su/

https://fossbytes.com/sudo-su-difference-linux/

NOTE:
Ubuntu vs. Other Linux Distributions

Ubuntu was the first popular Linux distribution to go sudo-only by default. When you install Ubuntu, the standard root account is created, but no password is assigned to it. You can’t log in as root until you assign a password to the root account.

November 10, 2016 Notes


Canonical releases Ubuntu 16.10

http://insights.ubuntu.com/2016/10/13/canonical-releases-ubuntu-16-10/

Ubuntu 16.10: Convergence is in a holding pattern; consistency’s here instead
http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/10/ubuntu-16-10-convergence-is-in-a-holding-pattern-consistencys-here-instead/

Ubuntu 16.10 (codename "Yakkety Yak") - In-Depth Linux distro overview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUGHkGAIze8

Ubuntu 16.10 Released, Ready to Download
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/10/download-ubuntu-16-10-new-features

16 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 16.10
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/10/things-to-do-after-installing-ubuntu-16-10

Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Final Release
https://ubuntu-mate.org/blog/ubuntu-mate-yakkety-final-release/

System76 Upgrade Ubuntu
http://support.system76.com/articles/upgrade/

FREE Audio Converter and CD Ripper
https://www.freac.org/
https://www.freac.org/index.php/en/downloads-mainmenu-33/229-snapshot-20151122

How To Access Your Google Drive on Ubuntu 16.04
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/08/use-google-drive-ubuntu-16-04-linux-desktops

Spotify for Linux
https://www.spotify.com/us/download/linux/ 

The Linux Kernel Hidden Inside Windows 10 - techtalk by Alex Ionescu
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_p3RtkwstNk

Kdenlive
- Libre Video Editor
https://kdenlive.org/

October 6, 2016 Notes

Linux AIO Ubuntu 16.04.1 64bit
 -  ISO Includes: Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS desktop amd64, Kubuntu 16.04.1 LTS desktop amd64, Ubuntu GNOME 16.04.1 LTS desktop amd64, Ubuntu MATE 16.04.1 LTS desktop amd64, Xubuntu 16.04.1 LTS desktop amd64, Lubuntu 16.04.1 LTS desktop amd64.
http://linuxaio.net/2016/09/linux-aio-ubuntu-16-04-1/
This ISO will be available at the October meeting.

Linux AIO Linux Mint 18 64 bit
- ISO includes: Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon 64bit, Linux Mint 18 KDE 64bit, Linux Mint 18 MATE 64bit, Linux Mint 18 Xfce 64bit.
http://linuxaio.net/2016/09/linux-aio-linux-mint-18/
This ISO will be available at the October meeting.

Samsung Announces 960 PRO And 960 EVO M.2 PCIe SSD's
http://www.anandtech.com/show/10698/samsung-announces-960-pro-and-960-evo-m2-pcie-ssds

The New XPS 13 Developer Edition Lands in Europe and United States
https://insights.ubuntu.com/2016/10/05/the-new-xps-13-developer-edition-lands-in-europe-and-united-states 

The Linux Alternative Project
http://www.linuxalt.com/

alternativeTo
http://alternativeto.net/platform/linux/

Netgear GS108Ev2 – ProSAFE Plus 8-port Switch
- managed switch which supports VLAN tagging
https://www.netgear.com/support/product/GS108Ev2.aspx/

Eero Wireless Mesh
https://eero.com/

QNAP TS-453A
https://www.qnap.com/en-us/product/model.php?II=212

Network Diagram

Google WiFi
https://store.google.com/product/google_wifi?pli=1

Google just announced a new Wi-Fi router that's made to blanket your home with internet
http://www.businessinsider.com/google-wifi-router-announced-release-date-specs-2016-10

EasySMX Bondidea 2.4G Wireless Ring Mouse Finger Wearable Mouse
http://www.easysmx.com/pro-detail580001.html

September 8, 2016 Notes


Hyper-V on Windows 10
- enables running virtualized computer operating systems (Windows, Linux and others) on top of a Windows 10. You must be running Windows 10 Professional, Enterprise or Education editions.
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization/hyperv_on_windows/windows_welcome https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Hyper-V+on+Windows+10

Parallels Desktop using MacOS
-  - enables running virtualized computer operating systems (Windows, Linux and others) on top of MacOS.
http://www.parallels.com/products/desktop/

Virtualization notes from May 9, 2013
http://www.fullbean.com/virtual.html
http://www.slolug.com/files/hyper_v_with_windows_8.pdf

InputJive
- The handheld keyboard and mouse computer input device
http://inputjive.com/


August 11, 2016 Notes


Linux Mint 18: Fresher Than Ever
http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Linux-Mint-18-Fresher-Than-Ever-83781.html

New features in Linux Mint 18 MATE
https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_sarah_mate_whatsnew.php

Release Notes for Linux Mint 18 MATE
https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_sarah_mate.php

Ubuntu MATE 16.04.1 LTS released
https://ubuntu-mate.org/blog/ubuntu-mate-xenial-point-one/

Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS released
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-release/2016-July/003811.html

How do I get the CPU temperature?
http://askubuntu.com/questions/15832/how-do-i-get-the-cpu-temperature

Official Ubuntu Book, The, 9th Edition
http://www.informit.com/store/official-ubuntu-book-9780134513423

Ubuntu Desktop Guide
https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/ubuntu-help/index.html

Ubuntu Server Guide
https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/serverguide.pdf

Sandstorm
is an open source operating system for personal and private clouds.
https://sandstorm.io/

A Grand Experiment
http://www.leolaporte.com/blog/a-grand-experiment

How To Enable Bash on Windows 10
(In 5 Simple Steps)
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/08/enable-bash-windows-10-anniversary-update

How to install native Bash on Ubuntu on Windows 10
http://pureinfotech.com/install-native-bash-ubuntu-windows-10/

Magic SysRq key
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_SysRq_key
https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=sysrq

Use Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to kill X
http://askubuntu.com/questions/526691/alt-prtsc-k-not-working


July 7, 2016 Notes


Linux AIO Ubuntu 16.04
- You can now have all the essential Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Live CD editions into a single ISO image. Linux AIO Ubuntu 16.04 includes Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS, Kubuntu 16.04 LTS, Xubuntu 16.04 LTS, Lubuntu 16.04 LTS, and Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS on a single USB flash drive.
The linuxaio-ubuntu1604-amd64.iso will be available at the meeting.
http://linuxaio.net/
http://news.softpedia.com/news/you-can-now-have-all-the-ubuntu-16-04-lts-live-dvds-into-a-single-iso-image-504867.shtml

Bolt Power G06
Portable 600 AMP Peak Car Battery Jump Starter Power Bank Charger With 16500mAh - Emergency Auto Heavy Duty Jump Starter For Truck, Van, SUV and More
http://boltpowerusa.com/product/g-06-jump-starter/
https://www.amazon.com/Bolt-Power-G06-Portable-16500mAh/dp/B00MH4663C
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA8533GD5169

Ubuntu Phone
http://www.ubuntu.com/phone

Using An Ubuntu Phone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUGHhGWDNB0

System76 Silverback WS
https://system76.com/desktops/silverback

Intel Compute Stick STK2m3W64CC
http://ark.intel.com/products/91980/Intel-Compute-Stick-STK2m3W64CC
http://www.anandtech.com/show/10447/the-intel-compute-stick-core-m36y30-review
https://www.amazon.com/Intel-Compute-Computer-processor-BOXSTK2m3W64CC/dp/B01AZC4IKK/
 
June 9, 2016 Notes


Tech News World
http://www.technewsworld.com/

Tech News World Cybersecurity
http://www.technewsworld.com/perl/section/cyber-security/

A-Z Bash Command Line for Linux
http://techlog360.com/2016/06/a-z-bash-command-line-linux/

Learn the ways of Linux-fu, for free.
https://linuxjourney.com/

Running multiple OS's on a MacBook Air laptop running Parallels Desktop virtual machine software.

Parallels Menu
http://www.alanraul.com/bb/parallels.png

Movie showing Parallels Desktop in action (116 MB)
http://www.alanraul.com/bb/parallels.mov

Qubes OS
- Security by Separation
https://www.qubes-os.org/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qubes_OS

Qubes OS 3.1 Overview/Demo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD0_gq_ugw8

Time/Topics for the above YouTube video
http://slolug.com/files/qubesos.pdf
http://slolug.com/files/qubesos02.pdf

Meet the man behind Ubuntu MATE
http://www.networkworld.com/article/3062563/open-source-tools/meet-the-man-behind-ubunto-mate.html

iodd 2541 USB 3.0 External Encrypted Hard Drive Enclosure
- Virtual DVD Blu-ray ROM/VHD/Booting/SSD/HDD/2.5
http://iodd.kr/wordpress/product/iodd-2541/
http://www.amazon.com/iodd-External-Encrypted-Enclosure-Virtual/dp/B00S3G12E6
http://www.gleamofthings.de/?p=37

Samsung Producing World’s Smallest 512GB NVMe SSD
http://www.thessdreview.com/daily-news/latest-buzz/samsung-begins-mass-production-pm971-nvme-ssd-industrys-first-512gb-nvme-ssd-single-bga-package/

Fast.com – Internet speed test
https://fast.com/

What’s My IP Address
https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/pages/whats-my-ip/

May 5, 2016 Notes

Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop Guide
https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/ubuntu-help/index.html

Ubuntu Linux 16.04 is here
http://www.zdnet.com/article/ubuntu-linux-16-04-is-here/

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Released, This Is What’s New
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/04/ubuntu-16-04-download-new-features

16 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/04/10-things-to-do-after-installing-ubuntu-16-04-lts

10 Apps you must try in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
http://www.techdrivein.com/2016/04/10-apps-you-must-try-in-ubuntu-1604-lts.html

See What’s New in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Flavors
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/04/see-whats-new-ubuntu-16-04-flavors-screenshot  

How To Upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/04/how-to-upgrade-ubuntu-14-04-to-ubuntu-16-04-lts

Ubuntu MATE 16.04 Press Kit
https://ubuntu-mate.org/ubuntu-mate-1604-presskit/

Software Boutique
was created for Ubuntu Mate.
By running the following command on any flavor of Ubuntu you can install the Software Boutique. 

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-mate-welcome

Linus Torvalds: The Mind Behind Linux
http://www.ted.com/talks/linus_torvalds_the_mind_behind_linux
http://ideas.ted.com/the-wisdom-of-linus-torvalds/

Anonabox
routers add a robust layer of anonymity & privacy while browsing online. Bypass big data collection, censorship, & cookies. Access the deep web.
https://www.anonabox.com/

Tiny Hardware Firewall
is a hardened pocket sized firewall, Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Tor client that provides security, privacy, and anonymity.
http://www.tinyhardwarefirewall.com/

BitTorrent Sync
- Fast, simple, and secure file syncing for IT and individuals.
https://www.getsync.com/  

April 7, 2016 Notes


Qubes OS
https://www.qubes-os.org/

TeamViewer
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/

Remmina | Remote Desktop Client for Linux
http://www.remmina.org/wp/

Glances – An Advanced Real Time System Monitoring Tool for Linux
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/glances

Google Chrome Remote Desktop
https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/1649523?hl=en

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue460
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Issue460

How to get started with Ubuntu and Bash on Windows 10
http://www.zdnet.com/article/ubuntu-and-bash-arrive-on-windows-10/ 

Apricity OS Is Clean and Classy
http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/83288.html

Apricity OS
http://www.apricityos.com/

Goodbye To SCALE
http://www.garethgreenaway.org/posts/2016/03/goodbye-to-scale/

Edubuntu 16.04 and beyond
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2016-March/039281.html

Simplify Command-Line Package Management with APT instead of apt-get
http://www.howtogeek.com/234583/simplify-command-line-package-management-with-apt-instead-of-apt-get/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJZgiy2x5nc 

BlueGriffon
is a "WYSIWYG" content editor for the World Wide Web.
http://www.bluegriffon.org/

transfer.sh
allows easy file sharing from the command line or GUI.
https://transfer.sh/

Guide to Full Disk Encryption with Ubuntu
http://thesimplecomputer.info/full-disk-encryption-with-ubuntu

Boot and run Linux from a USB flash drive options

Mac Linux USB Loader - is an application that allows you to create bootable USB drives containing a Linux distribution that can boot natively on Apple's Macintosh computers using its EFI system, regardless of whether or not the selected distribution has UEFI support.

Pen Drive Linux - Boot and run Linux from a USB flash memory stick.

Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way.

UNetbootin - allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for a variety of Linux distributions from Windows or Linux, without requiring you to burn a CD.
UNetbootin Video

Universal USB Installer aka UUI is a Live Linux USB Creator that allows you to choose from a selection of Linux Distributions to put on your USB Flash Drive.

YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Integrator), can be used to create a Multiboot USB Flash Drive containing multiple operating systems, antivirus utilities, disc cloning, diagnostic tools, and more.

Recommended USB Flash Drives
Remember that the higher the read speed, the faster Linux will boot into memory.
Note that different capacities on the same brand/model USB Flash drives can have different read/write speeds.

Mushkin Enhanced Atom 16GB
USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model MKNUFDAM16GB
Read 155 MB/s Write 11.5 MB/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226463
http://www.amazon.com/Mushkin-Enhanced-Flash-Drive-MKNUFDAM16GB/dp/B00HJBOD3I/

Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Plus 16GB
USB 3.0 Ultra High Speed Flash Drive Model MKNUFDVS16GB
Read 200 MB/s Write 25 MB/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2W02KN2396
http://www.amazon.com/Mushkin-Enhanced-Ventura-Flash-MKNUFDVS16GB/dp/B00A8OYVFS/

Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Ultra 120GB
USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model MKNUFDVU120GB
Read 445 MB/s Write 440 MB/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA85V3R08146
http://www.amazon.com/Mushkin-Enhanced-Ventura-MKNUFDVU120GB-120GB/dp/B00FSAHH5I/

March 11, 2016 Notes

Gigabyte Ultra Compact PC BRIX GB-BXA8-5557 running Ubuntu 15.10.
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5414#ov

How To Fix The (Annoying) ‘Failed to Fetch’ Chrome apt Error
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/03/fix-failed-to-fetch-google-chrome-apt-error-ubuntu

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.li or
sudo pluma /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.li

deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main change to
deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main

Save

sudo apt-get update

FREE photography software for Linux
https://pixls.us/software/

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and Linux Mint 17.3 with USB Flash Drive Step-by-Step
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNcGLXnqKM4

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.10 with USB Flash Drive Step-by-Step
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gYz5DoOkIE

February 11, 2016 Notes

SCALE 2016 Reports:


2016 Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) Report by Alan Raul

SCALE 14 InstallFest by Ralph Sutter

Raspberry Pi and OpenELEC Notes by Ralph Sutter

ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi
Jim showed us how he runs Arch Linux with touch and other items all working perfectly.
https://www.asus.com/2-in-1-PCs/ASUS_Transformer_Book_T300_Chi/
http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/ASUS-Transformer-Book-T300-Chi-Signature-Edition-2-in-1-PC/productID.314145300
http://www.amazon.com/Transformer-T300CHI-F1-DB-All-Aluminum-Detachable-Touchscreen/dp/B00T7XR888 

stockplop External USB 3.0 SSD & HDD Enclosure
https://www.stockplop.com/
http://www.amazon.com/pure-plop-anodized-aluminum-enclosure/dp/B0112JEKM6/
Comes in a variety of flavors...
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=bl_dp_s_web_0?ie=UTF8&search-alias=aps&field-keywords=stockplopUS

Kangaroo Plus Mobile Mini PC
, Intel Atom x5 Z8500, 4GB LPDDR3, 64GB eMMC, Finger Print Reader, Non OS, Windows 10 compatible
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856659001

January 7, 2016 Notes

Shuttle SH170R6 Mini PC
- Windows 10 computer virtualizing different Linux distributions with a 28" 4K monitor. (BETA)
http://alanraul.com/10/

Shuttle SH67H3 v2.0 Multi-OS Build
will be repurposed for running Linux with a 24" monitor. It will also be used as a bench/testing computer. (BETA)
http://alanraul.com/8/

The Fastest Memory Cards Money Can Buy
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/photography/buying-guide/fastest-memory-cards-money-can-buy

Netgear ARLO Wireless Security Camera
http://www.arlo.com/

Boot a Linux USB flash drive from Windows 10 running with Secure Boot Enabled
PDF Instructions

Kangaroo Mobile Desktop Computer
http://www.infocus.com/kangaroo

Kangaroo is an amazing $99 Windows 10 portable PC
http://venturebeat.com/2015/10/26/kangaroo-is-an-amazing-99-windows-10-portable-pc/

Kangaroo is a Pocket-Sized Battery-Powered Windows 10 PC
http://www.pcper.com/news/Systems/Kangaroo-Pocket-Sized-Battery-Powered-Windows-10-PC

NEWEGG - Kangaroo Mobile Desktop Computer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883722001

Microsoft Store - InFocus Kangaroo Signature Edition Mobile Desktop
http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/InFocus-Kangaroo-Signature-Edition-Mobile-Desktop/productID.328073600

Ben Chu from InFocus and the Kangaroo Mobile Desktop Computer
https://theaverageguy.tv/2015/12/19/ben-chu-from-infocus-and-the-kangaroo-mobile-desktop-computer-hgg241/

Lon Seidman -  Interview: Kangaroo Mini PC Product Lead Ben Chu
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8Hf4Y37tPo