Notes

DECEMBER  7, 2017 Notes


How to Get Started With the Ubuntu Linux Distro
https://lifehacker.com/how-to-get-started-with-unbuntu-on-linux-1820484286

The 10 Easiest Ways to Keep Ubuntu System Clean
https://www.fossmint.com/keep-ubuntu-system-clean/

Synergy – Share Your Mouse and Keyboard Between Multiple Computers
https://www.fossmint.com/synergy-share-your-mouse-and-keyboard-between-multiple-computers/



NOVEMBER  9, 2017 Notes

Ubuntu MATE 17.10 Release Notes
https://ubuntu-mate.org/blog/ubuntu-mate-artful-final-release/

Ubuntu 17.10 Release Notes
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseNotes

Ubuntu 17.10 New Features and Upgrade Procedure
https://itsfoss.com/ubuntu-17-10-release-features/

How to Install Multiple Linux Distributions on One USB
https://itsfoss.com/multiple-linux-one-usb/

MultiBootUSB
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.
http://multibootusb.org/

Your DNS settings may be giving up your privacy
https://www.imore.com/your-dns-settings-may-be-giving-your-privacy?upgrade

Skype for Linux
https://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/

Linux Battery Life
https://www.reddit.com/r/Ubuntu/comments/76tcsf/man_i_love_ubuntu_everything_seems_so_much/

System76 - Increase Battery Life
http://support.system76.com/articles/battery/

TLP Linux Advanced Power Management
http://linrunner.de/en/tlp/docs/tlp-linux-advanced-power-management.html

Install Dropbox on Linux
https://www.dropbox.com/install-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
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0497-credit-freeze-faqs

Extended Fraud Alerts and Credit Freezes
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0279-extended-fraud-alerts-and-credit-freezes

Fraud alerts vs. credit freezes: FTC FAQs
https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/blogs/business-blog/2017/09/fraud-alerts-vs-credit-freezes-ftc-faqs

Fraud alert or credit freeze – which is right for you?
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/09/fraud-alert-or-credit-freeze-which-right-you

Report identity theft and get a recovery plan
https://www.identitytheft.gov/

AnnualCreditReport.com
https://www.annualcreditreport.com/

Krebs on Security
https://krebsonsecurity.com/

Know How... 344 Equifix-It!
https://twit.tv/shows/know-how/episodes/344

Equifax Aftermath: How to protect against identity theft
https://blog.malwarebytes.com/101/2017/09/equifax-aftermath-how-to-protect-against-identity-theft/

Equifax Will Offer Free Credit Locks for Life, New CEO Says
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-27/equifax-will-offer-free-credit-freezes-for-life-new-ceo-says

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

Credit Freeze Information by State
https://www.transunion.com/credit-freeze/credit-freeze-information-by-state

How to "Freeze" Your Credit Files
https://www.oag.ca.gov/idtheft/facts/freeze-your-credit

How to “Freeze” Your Credit Files
From the California Attorney General
https://www.oag.ca.gov/idtheft/facts/freeze-your-credit
https://www.oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/agweb/pdfs/idtheft/cis_10_credit_freeze_doj.pdf

Librem 5 – A Security and Privacy Focused Phone
https://puri.sm/shop/librem-5/ 

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.
https://www.4kdownload.com/

How to Delete Old Unused Kernels in Debian and Ubuntu
https://www.tecmint.com/remove-old-kernel-in-debian-and-ubuntu/

VeraCrypt
is a free open source disk encryption software for Windows, MacOS and Linux.
https://www.veracrypt.fr/en/Home.html

How to Create an Encrypted USB Flash Drive with VeraCrypt
https://www.maketecheasier.com/create-encrypted-usb-with-veracrypt/

8 Best Screen Recorders For Linux In 2017
https://itsfoss.com/best-linux-screen-recorders/

Linux Desktop Recorder App Green Recorder 3.0 Released
https://itsfoss.com/green-recorder-3/

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fossproject/ppa

sudo apt update

sudo apt install green-recorder

SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 Notes


Alpha Litebook
https://alpha.store/product/litebook-laptop/

Cheap Chinese 14 inch Laptops
https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Cheap-Chinese-Laptops-14-inch-Notebook_60508703107.html?spm=a2700.7724838.0.0.hKoQCW

NuVision Traveler 14.1" Laptop
http://www.nuvision.com/nuvision-tm141/
https://www.costco.com/NuVision-Traveler-14.1%22-Laptop---Intel-Celeron---1080p.product.100375120.html

Ubuntu System Cleaner ‘Stacer’
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/08/stacer-ubuntu-system-cleaner
Download Stacer for Ubuntu (64 bit)
https://github.com/oguzhaninan/Stacer/releases/download/v1.0.8/stacer_1.0.8_amd64.deb

Fing
- Scan, secure, manage and troubleshoot any network.
https://www.fing.io/

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.
https://techet.net/netanalyzer

Review: System76’s Galago Pro solves “just works” Linux’s Goldilocks problem
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/08/review-system76s-galago-pro-solves-just-works-linuxs-goldilocks-problem/

AUGUST 10, 2017 Notes


Kali Linux Revealed
- Mastering The Penetration Testing Distribution
https://kali.training/

Amazon
- Paperback
https://www.amazon.com/Kali-Linux-Revealed-Penetration-Distribution/dp/0997615605

FREE PDF
Download
Kali_Revealed_1st_edition.pdf

AVADirect
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.
http://www.avadirect.com/

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).
https://linuxmint.com/
https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_sonya_mate.php

"Endless OS w/Michael Hall" - Lunduke Hour
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1wlRq_qBfE

All in One - System Rescue Toolkit YouTube Videos

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLm-wnvIErLQpC-_iEJeoC-qdbrTL5RyOS  

Difference Between apt and apt-get Explained
https://itsfoss.com/apt-vs-apt-get-difference/

Using apt Commands in Linux [Complete Guide]
https://itsfoss.com/apt-command-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.
https://lede-project.org/

Variety
is an open-source wallpaper changer for Linux.
http://peterlevi.com/variety/

The 5 best Linux laptops of 2017
http://www.techradar.com/news/the-5-best-linux-laptops-of-2017

JULY 6, 2017 Notes


Endless OS
https://endlessos.com/
https://community.endlessm.com/
http://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/115911/halls-of-endless-linux-lup-202/

edX
FREE Online Courses
https://www.edx.org/

camelcamelcamel
- a free Amazon price tracker!
https://camelcamelcamel.com/

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.
https://thatoneprivacysite.net/

CodeSLO
is a place for learning to code, and for helping others to learn.
https://www.meetup.com/codeslo/

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.
https://www.youtube.com/user/BryanLunduke/ 

Mooltipass
- A Simple Offline Password Keeper
https://www.themooltipass.com/

A Look at Pop!_OS from System76
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ed-U3wjl68Q

System 76 Pop!_OS
https://system76.com/pop

System76 Announces Pop!_OS Linux Distribution, To Be Shipped On Their Future PCs
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=System76-Pop-OS-Announce
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/06/system76-announce-linux-distribution-called-pop_os
https://betanews.com/2017/06/29/system76-ubuntu-linux-pop_os/ 

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.
https://paul.is-a-geek.org/aio-srt/

Major Geeks - All in One – System Rescue Toolkit 2017-05-26
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/all_in_one_–_system_rescue_toolkit_technician.html

System76 Galago Pro Review
The review begins at 5:50 in the video.
https://youtu.be/wpcX83tnNI4?t=350

Ubuntu MATE 17.04: My First Review
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vjg0UZwenlY

Linux File Types and File Permissions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdgiYoOi0CY

A Tour of My Linux Mint System
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrMREB16YBo

Revisiting PartedMagic

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

Alan Raul - June 4, 2017 Meeting Notes
http://slobytes.org/smf/index.php?topic=6.0

Google Earth Pro Notes - Sutter
http://slobytes.org/smf/index.php?topic=8.0

MAY 11, 2017 Notes

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

Windows:
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.
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ZestyZapus/ReleaseNotes#Driverless_Printing
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Printing_Protocol

"They're Watching You" -
Recorded live at LinuxFest NorthWest with Bryan Lunduke on May 6th, 2017.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tabVaoeNtdk

The NSA Wouldn't Let Us in This Building
(But We Found Out What's Inside)
http://reason.com/reasontv/2016/01/19/nsa-utah-data-center-spying-snowden-spy

Utah Data Center
https://nsa.gov1.info/utah-data-center/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_Data_Center

Galago Pro on the Go: Emma's System76 Laptop Review
https://system76chick.blogspot.com/2017/05/galago-pro-on-go-emmas-system76-laptop.html

What type of Linux Desktop or Laptop Should You Buy?
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/linux-desktop-laptop-buy/

Ubuntu Testing Day - Ubuntu Mate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75zgIVHkXRA

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.
https://www.inc.com/magazine/201704/david-whitford/ifixit-repair-men.html

APRIL 6, 2017 Notes


DOZUKI
- 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.
http://www.dozuki.com/
http://www.dozuki.com/resources/our-story
https://www.ifixit.com/

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.
https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/04/05/growing-ubuntu-for-cloud-and-iot-rather-than-phone-and-convergence/

Grub2
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/

Reinstall Grub2 from a LiveCD Terminal
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/Installing#via_GRUB2_Rescue_mode
Example:
sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt/ /dev/sda


Older article, but still some good info and comments
https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/245

Grub2/ISOBoot
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/ISOBoot

Ubuntu Testing Day - System76
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcTEGNnbOCU

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
http://www.slolug.com/scale2017 

stress-ng
- a tool to load and stress a computer system.
http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/zesty/man1/stress-ng.1.html

5 Ubuntu Unity Features You May Not Have Known About
https://www.maketecheasier.com/ubuntu-unity-features-may-not-have-known-about/

What are Unity's keyboard and mouse shortcuts?
http://askubuntu.com/questions/28086/what-are-unitys-keyboard-and-mouse-shortcuts

HP Sprout Pro
http://www8.hp.com/us/en/solutions/education/immersive-learning/discover.html
http://store.hp.com/us/en/cv/sprout-pro

FEBRUARY 9, 2017 Notes


Barton's Blog
https://bartongeorge.io/

Welcome the new Ubuntu-based Dell Precision line-up
http://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/01/13/welcome-the-new-ubuntu-based-precision-line-up/

Dell Precision 3520
(Configurable with Ubuntu Linux 16.04 -subtract $101.50)
http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/precision-15-3520-laptop/pd?oc=xctop3520hwus

Lunduke Hour: Jan-17-2017, Dell Linux Hardware w/Barton George
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EQfu4Glfhs

Intel Releases the Kaby Lake NUC Full Specifications
http://nucblog.net/2017/01/intel-releases-kaby-lake-nuc-full-specifications/

Mini PC Intel NUC Kit NUC7i3BNH
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/nuc/nuc-kit-nuc7i3bnh.html

Mini PC Intel NUC Kit NUC7i5BNH
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/nuc/nuc-kit-nuc7i5bnh.html

Mini PC Intel NUC Kit NUC7i7BNH
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/nuc/nuc-kit-nuc7i7bnh.html

Lollypop Music Player

http://tipsonubuntu.com/2016/07/11/how-to-install-lollypop-music-player-in-ubuntu-16-04/

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.
http://www.sweethome3d.com/

Top 5 Best Video Editing Software for Ubuntu other Linux Distros
http://www.linuxbeats.com/top-5-best-video-editing-software-for-ubuntu-other-linux-distros/

Top 18 Linux Basic Commands Ubuntu and Other Linux OS
https://www.linuxbeats.com/top-18-linux-basic-commands-ubuntu-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.

https://www.kali.org/news/introducing-kali-linux-certified-professional/

TeamViewer - PC remote control/remote access software, free for personal use.
https://www.teamviewer.com/en/

Synergy - is software for sharing one keyboard and mouse between multiple computers.
https://symless.com/synergy/

How to Install a Desktop Environment in Arch Linux
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4IV5BYPiPs

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.
https://arch-anywhere.org/

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.
https://solus-project.com/
http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20170206#solus

Destination Linux Podcast
https://twitter.com/@DestLinuxPod
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRNgQEnRAv0

JANUARY 5, 2017 Notes

Avila Beach Polar Bear Plunge
Click on "Photos and videos from past years..."
http://www.avilabeachpolarbearplunge.com/

Microsoft HoloLens
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-hololens/en-us

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

Oculus Rift
https://www3.oculus.com/en-us/rift/

Oculus Ready PCs
https://www3.oculus.com/en-us/oculus-ready-pcs/

Inside Intel’s race to build a new reality
https://techcrunch.com/2016/11/03/inside-intels-race-to-build-a-new-reality-2/

Android App : Augmented Reality , Marker Detection, Simple 3D Object Rendering
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bNir7Fl5vc

ARmedia Augmented Reality SDK - Live Test at Roman Forum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdzwDVR93-c

Popular Videos - Augmented reality & Mobile Phones
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdzwDVR93-c&list=PLtEGYMIEL-tBu-ZtituJ0siHICM6VmQ2l&index=36

Specs of Qualcomm’s first ARM processor capable of running Windows 10 leaked
https://mspoweruser.com/specs-qualcomms-first-arm-processor-capable-running-windows-10-leaked/

What's Inside Microsoft's HoloLens And How It Works
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/microsoft-hololens-components-hpu-28nm,32546.html

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 Laptop
I am hoping this laptop will come with Linux at a future date.
https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#tbm=nws&q=Dell+XPS+13+2in1+laptop

Lenovo updates the ThinkPad Lineup
https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=lenovo+update+thinkpad+lineup&tbm=nws

Intel Optane SSD -
faster than NVMe
http://www.anandtech.com/show/10932/kaby-lake-systems-with-intel-optane-ssds-coming-soon

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon
https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#tbm=nws&q=lenovo+thinkpad+x1+carbon

Acer Predator 21 X
https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=Acer+predator+21+x+laptop&tbm=nws

Brydge laptop style keyboard for Microsoft Surface Tablet
https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#tbm=nws&q=Brydge+laptop+style+keyboard+for+Microsoft+surface+tablet