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December 8, 2016 Notes

Parted Magic
- A Swiss Army Knife with a lot of useful tools


GParted (GNOME Partition Editor)

- 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.

wattOS Energizes Aging Hardware

Beginner’s Guide to the Linux Desktop

Switching to Ubuntu

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

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

Ubuntu 16.10: Convergence is in a holding pattern; consistency’s here instead

Ubuntu 16.10 (codename "Yakkety Yak") - In-Depth Linux distro overview

Ubuntu 16.10 Released, Ready to Download

16 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 16.10

Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Final Release

System76 Upgrade Ubuntu

FREE Audio Converter and CD Ripper

How To Access Your Google Drive on Ubuntu 16.04

Spotify for Linux 

The Linux Kernel Hidden Inside Windows 10 - techtalk by Alex Ionescu

- Libre Video Editor

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.
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.
This ISO will be available at the October meeting.

Samsung Announces 960 PRO And 960 EVO M.2 PCIe SSD's

The New XPS 13 Developer Edition Lands in Europe and United States 

The Linux Alternative Project


Netgear GS108Ev2 – ProSAFE Plus 8-port Switch
- managed switch which supports VLAN tagging

Eero Wireless Mesh


Network Diagram

Google WiFi

Google just announced a new Wi-Fi router that's made to blanket your home with internet

EasySMX Bondidea 2.4G Wireless Ring Mouse Finger Wearable Mouse

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.

Parallels Desktop using MacOS
-  - enables running virtualized computer operating systems (Windows, Linux and others) on top of MacOS.

Virtualization notes from May 9, 2013

- The handheld keyboard and mouse computer input device

August 11, 2016 Notes

Linux Mint 18: Fresher Than Ever

New features in Linux Mint 18 MATE

Release Notes for Linux Mint 18 MATE

Ubuntu MATE 16.04.1 LTS released

Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS released

How do I get the CPU temperature?

Official Ubuntu Book, The, 9th Edition

Ubuntu Desktop Guide

Ubuntu Server Guide

is an open source operating system for personal and private clouds.

A Grand Experiment

How To Enable Bash on Windows 10
(In 5 Simple Steps)

How to install native Bash on Ubuntu on Windows 10

Magic SysRq key

Use Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to kill X

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.

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

Ubuntu Phone

Using An Ubuntu Phone

System76 Silverback WS

Intel Compute Stick STK2m3W64CC
June 9, 2016 Notes

Tech News World

Tech News World Cybersecurity

A-Z Bash Command Line for Linux

Learn the ways of Linux-fu, for free.

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

Parallels Menu

Movie showing Parallels Desktop in action (116 MB)

Qubes OS
- Security by Separation

Qubes OS 3.1 Overview/Demo

Time/Topics for the above YouTube video

Meet the man behind Ubuntu MATE

iodd 2541 USB 3.0 External Encrypted Hard Drive Enclosure
- Virtual DVD Blu-ray ROM/VHD/Booting/SSD/HDD/2.5

Samsung Producing World’s Smallest 512GB NVMe SSD – Internet speed test

What’s My IP Address

May 5, 2016 Notes

Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop Guide

Ubuntu Linux 16.04 is here

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Released, This Is What’s New

16 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

10 Apps you must try in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

See What’s New in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Flavors  

How To Upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Ubuntu MATE 16.04 Press Kit

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

routers add a robust layer of anonymity & privacy while browsing online. Bypass big data collection, censorship, & cookies. Access the deep web.

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

BitTorrent Sync
- Fast, simple, and secure file syncing for IT and individuals.  

April 7, 2016 Notes

Qubes OS


Remmina | Remote Desktop Client for Linux

Glances – An Advanced Real Time System Monitoring Tool for Linux

Google Chrome Remote Desktop

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue460

How to get started with Ubuntu and Bash on Windows 10 

Apricity OS Is Clean and Classy

Apricity OS

Goodbye To SCALE

Edubuntu 16.04 and beyond

Simplify Command-Line Package Management with APT instead of apt-get 

is a "WYSIWYG" content editor for the World Wide Web.
allows easy file sharing from the command line or GUI.

Guide to 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

Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Plus 16GB
USB 3.0 Ultra High Speed Flash Drive Model MKNUFDVS16GB
Read 200 MB/s Write 25 MB/s

Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Ultra 120GB
USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model MKNUFDVU120GB
Read 445 MB/s Write 440 MB/s

March 11, 2016 Notes

Gigabyte Ultra Compact PC BRIX GB-BXA8-5557 running Ubuntu 15.10.

How To Fix The (Annoying) ‘Failed to Fetch’ Chrome apt Error

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ or
sudo pluma /etc/apt/sources.list.d/

deb stable main change to
deb [arch=amd64] stable main


sudo apt-get update

FREE photography software for Linux

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and Linux Mint 17.3 with USB Flash Drive Step-by-Step

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.10 with USB Flash Drive Step-by-Step

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. 

stockplop External USB 3.0 SSD & HDD Enclosure
Comes in a variety of flavors...

Kangaroo Plus Mobile Mini PC
, Intel Atom x5 Z8500, 4GB LPDDR3, 64GB eMMC, Finger Print Reader, Non OS, Windows 10 compatible

January 7, 2016 Notes

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

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)

The Fastest Memory Cards Money Can Buy

Netgear ARLO Wireless Security Camera

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

Kangaroo Mobile Desktop Computer

Kangaroo is an amazing $99 Windows 10 portable PC

Kangaroo is a Pocket-Sized Battery-Powered Windows 10 PC

NEWEGG - Kangaroo Mobile Desktop Computer

Microsoft Store - InFocus Kangaroo Signature Edition Mobile Desktop

Ben Chu from InFocus and the Kangaroo Mobile Desktop Computer

Lon Seidman -  Interview: Kangaroo Mini PC Product Lead Ben Chu