DECEMBER  7, 2017 Notes

How to Get Started With the Ubuntu Linux Distro

The 10 Easiest Ways to Keep Ubuntu System Clean

Synergy – Share Your Mouse and Keyboard Between Multiple Computers

NOVEMBER  9, 2017 Notes

Ubuntu MATE 17.10 Release Notes

Ubuntu 17.10 Release Notes

Ubuntu 17.10 New Features and Upgrade Procedure

How to Install Multiple Linux Distributions on One USB

is a cross platform software written in python which allows you to install multiple live linux on a USB disk non destructively and option to uninstall distros. Works with Linux and Windows.

Your DNS settings may be giving up your privacy

Skype for Linux

Linux Battery Life

System76 - Increase Battery Life

TLP Linux Advanced Power Management

Install Dropbox on Linux 

Install The System76 Driver

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:system76-dev/stable

sudo apt update

sudo apt install system76-driver

OCTOBER 5, 2017 Notes

Credit Freeze FAQs

Extended Fraud Alerts and Credit Freezes

Fraud alerts vs. credit freezes: FTC FAQs

Fraud alert or credit freeze – which is right for you?

Report identity theft and get a recovery plan

Krebs on Security

Know How... 344 Equifix-It!

Equifax Aftermath: How to protect against identity theft

Equifax Will Offer Free Credit Locks for Life, New CEO Says

In California anyone 65 years of age or older, placing a freeze is FREE.

Credit Freeze Information by State

How to "Freeze" Your Credit Files

How to “Freeze” Your Credit Files
From the California Attorney General

Librem 5 – A Security and Privacy Focused Phone 

4K Download
- Our apps allow you to download the content from YouTube and other video platforms, backup Instagram photos, convert video to mp3 and to create and share wonderful slideshows. Every app runs on Windows, Mac and Linux.

How to Delete Old Unused Kernels in Debian and Ubuntu

is a free open source disk encryption software for Windows, MacOS and Linux.

How to Create an Encrypted USB Flash Drive with VeraCrypt

8 Best Screen Recorders For Linux In 2017

Linux Desktop Recorder App Green Recorder 3.0 Released

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fossproject/ppa

sudo apt update

sudo apt install green-recorder

SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 Notes

Alpha Litebook

Cheap Chinese 14 inch Laptops

NuVision Traveler 14.1" Laptop

Ubuntu System Cleaner ‘Stacer’
Download Stacer for Ubuntu (64 bit)

- Scan, secure, manage and troubleshoot any network.

Network Analyzer
- is an all-in-one app for network analysis, scanning and problem detection. Network Analyzer is equipped with a high-performance wifi device discovery, including all the device's addresses, manufacturers and names.

Review: System76’s Galago Pro solves “just works” Linux’s Goldilocks problem

AUGUST 10, 2017 Notes

Kali Linux Revealed
- Mastering The Penetration Testing Distribution

- Paperback


is a custom computer manufacturer. AVADirect builds computers for business and home use, custom gaming PCs, laptops, workstations PCs, and servers at the pinnacle of quality and craftsmanship.

Linux Mint 18.2
is the latest update in the 18.x series and is built upon a base of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. The new release will be supported until 2021 and is available in four editions (Cinnamon, KDE, MATE and Xfce).

"Endless OS w/Michael Hall" - Lunduke Hour

All in One - System Rescue Toolkit YouTube Videos  

Difference Between apt and apt-get Explained

Using apt Commands in Linux [Complete Guide]

The LEDE Project
(“Linux Embedded Development Environment”) is a Linux operating system based on OpenWrt. It is a complete replacement for the vendor-supplied firmware of a wide range of wireless routers and non-network devices.

is an open-source wallpaper changer for Linux.

The 5 best Linux laptops of 2017

JULY 6, 2017 Notes

Endless OS

FREE Online Courses

- a free Amazon price tracker!

That One Privacy Site
- The site is meant to be a resource for those who value their privacy, specifically for those looking to escape from the abundance of biased, bought-and-paid-for shillery on the subject.

is a place for learning to code, and for helping others to learn.

Bryan Lunduke
- Home of some of the most-watched videos about Linux on the planet. Plus videos about Games, Networking, DIY Hardware, 3D Printing, and Open Source... you know. Nerd stuff. 

- A Simple Offline Password Keeper

A Look at Pop!_OS from System76

System 76 Pop!_OS

System76 Announces Pop!_OS Linux Distribution, To Be Shipped On Their Future PCs 

JUNE 8, 2017 Notes

All in One – System Rescue Toolkit
The All in One Linux distribution is an Ubuntu-based (Lubuntu 16.04.2 LTS base) live disc for performing system rescue, data retrieval and hardware tests. This utility disc is designed to quickly and efficiently aid a technician with troubleshooting and repairing Windows based PC's.

Major Geeks - All in One – System Rescue Toolkit 2017-05-26–_system_rescue_toolkit_technician.html

System76 Galago Pro Review
The review begins at 5:50 in the video.

Ubuntu MATE 17.04: My First Review

Linux File Types and File Permissions

A Tour of My Linux Mint System

Revisiting PartedMagic

The following links are from the general SLO Bytes PC Users Group Meeting.

Alan Raul - June 4, 2017 Meeting Notes

Google Earth Pro Notes - Sutter

MAY 11, 2017 Notes

Generate a Battery Report:
upower -i /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/battery_BAT0

powercfg /batteryreport /output %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\battery_report.html

Ubuntu 17.04 is supports driver-less network printer support for those printers supporting IPP Everywhere and Apple AirPrint.

"They're Watching You" -
Recorded live at LinuxFest NorthWest with Bryan Lunduke on May 6th, 2017.

The NSA Wouldn't Let Us in This Building
(But We Found Out What's Inside)

Utah Data Center

Galago Pro on the Go: Emma's System76 Laptop Review

What type of Linux Desktop or Laptop Should You Buy?

Ubuntu Testing Day - Ubuntu Mate

Meet the $21 Million Company That Thinks a New iPhone Is a Total Waste of Money

Kyle Weins has spoken at both SLO Bytes and the now-defunct Mac User Group in the past.
This is quite a success story.

APRIL 6, 2017 Notes

- is the visual, online documentation platform for innovative companies. Dozuki began as the internal software for its parent company, iFixit; the online repair manual for everything.

Growing Ubuntu for cloud and IoT, rather than phone and convergence
I’m writing to let you know that we will end our investment in Unity8, the phone and convergence shell. We will shift our default Ubuntu desktop back to GNOME for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.


Reinstall Grub2 from a LiveCD Terminal
sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt/ /dev/sda

Older article, but still some good info and comments


Ubuntu Testing Day - System76

MARCH 9, 2017 Notes

7.5 minute video of some random pictures of SCaLE. (294 MB)
It's best to right-click the above link and select Save link as... or Save target as...

3 minute video of the Friday night party at Castle Green. (173 MB)
It's best to right-click the above link and select Save link as... or Save target as...

The job board at SCaLE.

2017 Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) Report 

- a tool to load and stress a computer system.

5 Ubuntu Unity Features You May Not Have Known About

What are Unity's keyboard and mouse shortcuts?

HP Sprout Pro

FEBRUARY 9, 2017 Notes

Barton's Blog

Welcome the new Ubuntu-based Dell Precision line-up

Dell Precision 3520
(Configurable with Ubuntu Linux 16.04 -subtract $101.50)

Lunduke Hour: Jan-17-2017, Dell Linux Hardware w/Barton George

Intel Releases the Kaby Lake NUC Full Specifications

Mini PC Intel NUC Kit NUC7i3BNH

Mini PC Intel NUC Kit NUC7i5BNH

Mini PC Intel NUC Kit NUC7i7BNH

Lollypop Music Player

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnumdk/lollypop
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install lollypop

Lollypop Music Player
Lollypop Music Player interface

Sweet Home 3D is a free interior design application that helps you draw the plan of your house, arrange furniture on it and visit the results in 3D. It's avaiable to download for Linux, MacOS and Windows.

Top 5 Best Video Editing Software for Ubuntu other Linux Distros

Top 18 Linux Basic Commands Ubuntu and Other Linux OS

The Kali Linux Certified Professional
Introducing the KLCP Certification

Kali Linux Revealed

Kali Linux announced the June 5th, 2017 release of Kali Linux Revealed: Mastering the Penetration Testing Distribution, the first official book on the Kali Linux Platform.

Keeping the Kali Linux spirit, the online version of the book will be free of charge, allowing anyone who wishes to hone their skills and improve their knowledge of Kali to do so at no cost. This book, together with the official Kali documentation site will encompass the body of knowledge for the KLCP.

TeamViewer - PC remote control/remote access software, free for personal use.

Synergy - is software for sharing one keyboard and mouse between multiple computers.

How to Install a Desktop Environment in Arch Linux

Arch-Anywhere - The Arch Anywhere ISO contains an automated install script giving you the ability to install a fully custom Arch Linux system in minutes.

Solus - is built from scratch and supported by the community, providing us the freedom to provide the best experience without being beholden to the interests of other projects or corporate agendas.

Destination Linux Podcast

JANUARY 5, 2017 Notes

Avila Beach Polar Bear Plunge
Click on "Photos and videos from past years..."

Microsoft HoloLens

- The handheld keyboard and mouse computer input device

Oculus Rift

Oculus Ready PCs

Inside Intel’s race to build a new reality

Android App : Augmented Reality , Marker Detection, Simple 3D Object Rendering

ARmedia Augmented Reality SDK - Live Test at Roman Forum

Popular Videos - Augmented reality & Mobile Phones

Specs of Qualcomm’s first ARM processor capable of running Windows 10 leaked

What's Inside Microsoft's HoloLens And How It Works,32546.html

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 Laptop
I am hoping this laptop will come with Linux at a future date.

Lenovo updates the ThinkPad Lineup

Intel Optane SSD -
faster than NVMe

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon

Acer Predator 21 X

Brydge laptop style keyboard for Microsoft Surface Tablet