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December  11, 2014 Notes

IEEE 802.11ac

Netgear R7000 Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router - 4-Port Switch

Networking With Address Reservations

ASUS VivoPC VM40B-02 Desktop Computer
YouTube Reviews

is graphically and functionally similar to Inssider (Microsoft Windows).


A beginner’s guide to disks and disk partitions in Linux

November 6, 2014 Notes

Ubuntu MATE 14.10

Grsync is used to synchronize folders, files and make backups. It is a rsync GUI (Graphical User Interface). 

is an open-source operating system designed to provide strong security for desktop computing using Security by Compartmentalization approach.

Invisible Things Lab
focuses on cutting-edge research in computer system security.


Disk Ultimate


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Amazon Echo

October 9, 2014 Notes

Lenovo ThinkServer TS440 70AQ0009UX E3-1225 4GB Tower Server

System76 14.1" Galago UltraPro

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.

Windows Program and web site links demonstrated by Alan Raul

Reversible USB Type-C connector

Reversible, tiny, faster: Hands-on with the USB Type-C plug



September 11, 2014 Notes

Grub Customizer - a graphical grub2 settings manager

GitHub YePpHa/YouTubeCenter
- is a userscript designed to expand the functionality of YouTube. It includes the ability to download the video you're watching, auto selecting your preferred video quality and much more. YouTube Center is available as the following extensions: Userscript, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari and Maxthon.

- is a free downloader and converter for YouTube, Vimeo, Metacafe, Dailymotion and many other online video sites.

Linux Mint 17 installation

Friends don't let friends use spinning hard drives

3% price increase for a 59% performance increase…

Thanks to Ralph Sutter for his "Ubuntu server presentation."
Ralph's NOTES

Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS

Ubuntu Server Guide HTML

Ubuntu Server Guide PDF

How To Install Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr

Ubuntu Server Community Help Wiki

How to Make an Ubuntu File Server

Install GUI on Ubuntu server 14.04 Trusty Tahr

Lightweight desktop environment for ubuntu server

How to add a stripped down Gnome desktop graphical user interface. From the terminal:
sudo apt-get install xorg gnome-core gnome-system-tools gnome-app-install

Lenovo TS140 ThinkServer Data and Spec Sheet PDF

Lenovo ThinkServer TS140 Manual PDF

Where to buy:

AMAZON - Lenovo ThinkServer TS140 70A4000HUX i3-4130 3.4GHz Server Desktop Computer

LENOVO TS140 ThinkServer

NEWEGG - Lenovo ThinkServer TS140 Tower Server System Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz 4GB No Hard Drive Operating System None 70A4000HUX

August 7, 2014 Notes

Shuttle DS437T Fanless Slim-PC
- a HTPC running Windows 8 Pro and Linux Mint 17.

30 Big Companies and Devices Running on GNU/Linux

How to Enable Google’s Chrome App Launcher on Linux

The Linux Action Show Reddit

Official Ubuntu Book, The, 8th Edition

Ubuntu 14.04 Online Demo

Do this first in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Do this first in Linux Mint 17 Mate

Western Digital RED NAS Drives – Now up to 6TB for 1 to 8 bay NAS.

An example of a Western Digital Red 6 TB NAS Hard Drive from Amazon:

Why the Security of USB Is Fundamentally Broken

July 10, 2014 Notes

Thanks to Ralph Sutter for filling in.

I purchased a Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Ultra 120GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model MKNUFDVU120GB.

The MUSHKIN is made with the removable media bit permanently turned off. This means that in Windows 8 it will show up as a fixed drive rather than a removable USB drive. 

I split the 120GB flash drive into two partitions; one FAT32 and one NTFS.

I installed multiple Linux distributions and other tools onto the FAT32 partition using YUMI. YUMI works great with my Apple MacBook Air mid-2013 laptop.

The NTFS partition is used to keep over 4GB files on it, etc.

My final review of this product is FAST. It allows me to boot into Linux, etc.

My partitioning scheme

My menu of installed distros, tools, etc.

YUMI – Multiboot USB Creator

Ubuntu AIO (All In One) Project
- The plan is to bring Ubuntu and some of the official derivatives (Kubuntu, Ubuntu Gnome, Xubuntu and Lubuntu) on one iso file that can be burnt on one DVD or USB flash drive. Every one of them can be used as Live system, with no need of installation on hard drive, or can be eventually installed on computer for full Ubuntu or any other system experience.

Colorado Ubuntu Team:
Operation 'Spread Ubuntu' is Underway!

Here's a close look at their 2-sided handout:

June 5, 2014 Notes

Alan's Network Layout and Computer Workstation

Linux Mint 17

Linux Mint 17 documentation

It’s Your Choice: The Top 10 Linux Desktop Environments

- personal information manager

Synology DS414slim
- Compact & Eco-Friendly NAS Server

- High-Resolution Photography Wallpapers for Every Screen Size

Chromecast Screen Saver Images

Chromecast Screen Saver Image Slideshow - set to change every 8 seconds to form an enjoyable slideshow

A collection of background images from Google's Chromecast

TrueCrypt is free open-source disk encryption software for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. 

Steve Gibson’s Take on the TrueCrypt departure is the gathering place for all up-to-date information. If really is dead, we will try to organize a future.  

May 8, 2014 Notes

Leap Motion


Ancestry DNA


Chromium OS

Toshiba Chromebook using the Chrome OS Presentation

APCUG 2014 Spring Virtual Technology Conference

Linux: Winning Pretty Much Everything


QNAP Live Demo

10 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

15 new Ubuntu 14.04 LTS features that will help you make the final switch

What Do I Do Now With My Old XP Computer?

April 10, 2014 Notes

Toshiba Chromebook

Asus Chromebox

Upgrade the ASUS Chromebox
- add more memory and SSD, and Ubuntu

is a tool allowing you to put a Linux distribution on a USB drive and make it bootable on Intel Macs using EFI.

Run Windows on your Mac
presentation from the March SLOMUG meeting. The presentation notes are available here.

Garmin Dash Cam 20
– HD GPS standalone driving recorder

March 6, 2014 Notes

Pictures from the
Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE)

What the Tech Industry Has Learned from Linus Torvalds

Dell PowerEdge T20 Mini Tower Server

Dell PowerEdge T20 Server $199

ThinkServer TS140 Tower Server
Data Sheet

Asus VivoBook X200CA-DB02 11.6" LED Notebook



AV Linux

If you do not get a standard keyboard when booting up like I did on my laptop, there's a simple solution.
Push and hold the Fn Key
Tap the NUM LOCK key

February 6, 2014 Notes

Thanks to Bill Holcomb for his demo of Parted Magic.

Alan Raul
showed how he has updated his Shuttle SH67H3 v2.0 Multi-OS Build with additional Samsung EVO SSD's, eliminating his last spinning HDD and adding a HighPoint Rocket 640L Lite Version 4-Port PCI-Express 2.0 x4 SATA 6Gb/s RAID Controller.

Thanks to Joe Stute who demoed the Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses.

Linux files for SLOLUG can be found here:
Ask Alan for a UN/PW.

Grub Customizer was demoed by Alan.

January 9, 2014 Notes

Thanks to Joe. S. for his System76 Sable Touch demo

Thanks to Joe S. for his comparison of the Mushkin Ventura Ultra 240GB USB Flash Drive.

Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400r

The Cubli:
a cube that can jump up, balance, and 'walk'

is a full function handheld computer keyboard and mouse that fits in the palm of your hand.