March 14, 2019 Notes

New HTPC (Home Theatre PC)
I worked with Charlie and a Intel NUC after everyone had left the SLOLUG meeting last month. I partitioned the SSD and configured a couple of things on Elementary OS Linux which was already installed on the Intel NUC. I liked it so much I decided that my next HTPC (Home Theatre PC) would be an Intel NUC. I was most impressed with the "Intel Visual BIOS" which uses your mouse and not the up/down arrow keys, etc.

I researched the parts and ordered them from B&H. This will replace my older 2013 Shuttle HTPC which has been running continuously since it was turned on.

The parts cost $600…

I will install Windows 10 Professional and Ubuntu Mate 18.04.1 on the Intel NUC. You may ask "Why run Linux on your TV?" Because I can...

I opted not to go to an i7 or 32GB RAM since this is only a HTPC. One of the many reasons to upgrade the HTPC is that it will be 4K compatible with my TV, something my older Shuttle HTPC did not support. The Intel NUC will have 16GB of Crucial RAM and a Samsung 500GB 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 Internal SSD which is 4 to 5 times faster than a regular SSD.
3-Year Warranty
5-Year Warranty
Limited Lifetime Warranty

Charlie's Intel NUC notes:

Intel NUC

This is the site I use most for NUC info. If you scroll down you will find all the NUC’s reviewed. 

At the very top you will find a tab called “NUC Guru - Build your own NUC” 

Scroll down and you will find a blue “Next” button. Go from there to configure the various NUC’s you might be interested in. I chose the following build:

Intel NUC8i5BEH Next button
16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 memory module, 2400 MHz Next button
256GB NVMe SSD drive Next button
I left the 2.5 inch storage slot empty Next button
No Accessories, Cables Next button
And then I hit the “Buy now” button to see what components would work and to get a price. I could buy from NewEgg or B&H Photo if they had better prices. The following are the components that were listed and the prices that were listed.

• The Intel NUC 8 Mainstream Kit (NUC8i5BEH) - Core i5, Tall $379.99

• Crucial 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR4 2400 MT/S (PC4-19200) SR x8 SODIMM 260-Pin Memory - CT2K8G4SFS824A $112.99

• Samsung 970 EVO 250GB - NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 SSD (MZ-V7E250BW) $85.48

for a total of $578.46 plus $30 something in tax, free shipping.

in addition I ordered an Intel NUC 8th Gen LID with Dual USB 2.0 Ports for $21.75 plus Shipping & Handling for $3.95 (no tax) as shown on: 

I bought everything from Amazon.

I had researched everything on YouTube to see how to install everything.

February 7, 2019 Notes

System76 Darter Pro Laptop

System76 'Darter Pro' laptop finally here -- support the Linux community and buy it!

Best Free Video Editing Software for Linux in 2019

- is a free, open source, cross-platform video editor.

Fullbean Shotcut tutorial at:

Shotcut developers tutorial at:

Shotcut Snap

Linux Mint 19.1:
- A sneaky popular distro skips upheaval, offers small upgrades - Anecdotally, Mint feels like one of Linux's most popular distros - updates like 19.1 show why.

"failed to download repository information check your internet connection"

I came across this error while trying to update Ubuntu Mate 18.04.1. My search revealed a YouTube video which offers a solution. It worked perfectly...

Repository ' stable Release' changed its 'Origin' value from 'Google, Inc.' to 'Google LLC'

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

A custom up-to-date Ubuntu Mate 18.04.1 ISO is available at the meeting.

In addition to the default Ubuntu Mate 18.04.1 programs; I have incorporated 23 additional programs into the ISO.

4K Video Downloader, Audacity, Chromium, Darktable,
Desktop Games (Card games, Mahjongg, Mines and Sudoku),
FileZilla, Frozen-Bubble, GIMP, Google Chrome, Google Earth,
GParted, Handbrake, Kdnelive, Oracle VirtualBox, Psensor,
Pinguy Builder, Remmina, SimpleScreenRecorder,
System Profiler and Benchmark, Synaptic Package Manager, Tilda and VeraCrypt

March 7-10, 2019 Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) Pasadena, CA

January 10, 2019 Notes

is a free and open source software wiki package written in PHP, originally for use on Wikipedia.

PuTTY is an SSH and telnet client.

FileZilla is a free FTP solution.

Grapevine Wiki

April 26-28, 2019
LinuxFest Northwest
Bellingham, WA

One Netbook One Mix 2S Yoga Pocket Laptop Intel Core M3-8100Y Dual Core Touch ID (Silver) + Original Stylus Pen

One Netbook One Mix 2S mini laptop review

One Mix 2S Yoga mini laptop benchmarks (Core M3-8100Y processor)

Running Ubuntu 18.04 on the One Mix 2S Yoga mini laptop