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September 11, 2014 Notes

Grub Customizer - a graphical grub2 settings manager
https://launchpad.net/grub-customizer

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.
https://github.com/YePpHa/YouTubeCenter/wiki

ClipGrab
- is a free downloader and converter for YouTube, Vimeo, Metacafe, Dailymotion and many other online video sites.
http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2013/07/install-clipgrab-ubuntu-linux-mint-ppa-repository/

Linux Mint 17 installation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=jbhgOisYRJk#t=1214

Friends don't let friends use spinning hard drives

3% price increase for a 59% performance increase…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbhgOisYRJk&feature=player_detailpage#t=593

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

Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/server

Ubuntu Server Guide HTML
https://help.ubuntu.com/14.04/serverguide/index.html

Ubuntu Server Guide PDF
https://help.ubuntu.com/14.04/serverguide/serverguide.pdf

How To Install Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr
http://ubuntuserverguide.com/2014/04/how-to-install-ubuntu-server-14-04-trusty-tahr.html

Ubuntu Server Community Help Wiki
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Servers

How to Make an Ubuntu File Server
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndAYZ0DJ-U4

Install GUI on Ubuntu server 14.04 Trusty Tahr
http://www.htpcbeginner.com/install-gui-on-ubuntu-server-14-04-gnome/

Lightweight desktop environment for ubuntu server
http://www.htpcbeginner.com/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
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F6EK9J2/

LENOVO TS140 ThinkServer
http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/servers/thinkserver/towers/ts140/

NEWEGG - Lenovo ThinkServer TS140 Tower Server System Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz 4GB No Hard Drive Operating System None 70A4000HUX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16859106529

August 7, 2014 Notes

Shuttle DS437T Fanless Slim-PC
- a HTPC running Windows 8 Pro and Linux Mint 17.
http://alanraul.com/437t/

30 Big Companies and Devices Running on GNU/Linux
http://www.tecmint.com/big-companies-and-devices-running-on-gnulinux/

How to Enable Google’s Chrome App Launcher on Linux
http://www.omgchrome.com/enable-chrome-app-launcher-linux/

The Linux Action Show Reddit
http://www.reddit.com/r/linuxactionshow

Official Ubuntu Book, The, 8th Edition
http://www.informit.com/store/official-ubuntu-book-9780133905397

Ubuntu 14.04 Online Demo
http://www.ubuntu.com/tour/en/

Do this first in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/first

Do this first in Linux Mint 17 Mate
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/mint-mate-first

Western Digital RED NAS Drives – Now up to 6TB for 1 to 8 bay NAS.
http://www.wdc.com/en/products/internal/nas/

An example of a Western Digital Red 6 TB NAS Hard Drive from Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LO3KR96

Why the Security of USB Is Fundamentally Broken
http://www.wired.com/2014/07/usb-security/

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.
http://poweredbymushkin.com/index.php/component/djcatalog2/item?id=751:ventura-ultra-120gb-flash-drive&cid=33:ventura-ultra 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2W01E90761

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
http://www.slolug.com/images/partitions.jpg

My menu of installed distros, tools, etc.
http://www.slolug.com/images/yumi.jpg

YUMI – Multiboot USB Creator
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/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.
http://ubuntuaio.wordpress.com/

Colorado Ubuntu Team:
Operation 'Spread Ubuntu' is Underway!
http://system76chick.blogspot.com/2014/06/colorado-ubuntu-team-operation-spread.html

Here's a close look at their 2-sided handout:
http://www.slolug.com/images/ubuntuhandoutpage1.png
http://www.slolug.com/images/ubuntuhandoutpage2.png

June 5, 2014 Notes

Alan's Network Layout and Computer Workstation
http://www.alanraul.com/network/

Linux Mint 17
http://www.linuxmint.com/

Linux Mint 17 documentation
PDF

It’s Your Choice: The Top 10 Linux Desktop Environments
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-top-linux-desktop-environments-available/

Evolution
- personal information manager
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolution_(software)

Synology DS414slim
- Compact & Eco-Friendly NAS Server
http://www.synology.com/en-global/products/overview/DS414slim

Interface
- High-Resolution Photography Wallpapers for Every Screen Size
http://interfacelift.com/

Chromecast Screen Saver Images
https://clients3.google.com/cast/chromecast/home/

Chromecast Screen Saver Image Slideshow - set to change every 8 seconds to form an enjoyable slideshow
https://clients3.google.com/cast/chromecast/home?slideshow-period=8

A collection of background images from Google's Chromecast
http://chromecastbg.alexmeub.com/

TrueCrypt is free open-source disk encryption software for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
http://www.truecrypt.org/ 

Steve Gibson’s Take on the TrueCrypt departure
https://www.grc.com/misc/truecrypt/truecrypt.htm

TrueCrypt.ch is the gathering place for all up-to-date information. If TrueCrypt.org really is dead, we will try to organize a future.
http://truecrypt.ch/  

May 8, 2014 Notes

Leap Motion
https://www.leapmotion.com/

telikin
http://www.telikin.com/

Ancestry DNA
http://dna.ancestry.com/

23andMe
https://www.23andme.com/

Chromium OS
http://arnoldthebat.co.uk/wordpress/chromium-os/
http://chromeos.hexxeh.net/

Toshiba Chromebook using the Chrome OS Presentation
http://alanraul.com/bb/ChromeOS.pdf

APCUG 2014 Spring Virtual Technology Conference
http://apcug2.org/content/vtc11

Linux: Winning Pretty Much Everything
http://apcug2.org/content/linux-winning-pretty-much-everything

http://apcug2.org/sites/default/files/Linux%20-%20Winning%20Just%20About%20Everything%20-%20Orv%20Beach%20-%20APCUG%205-3-14VTC.pdf

QNAP TS-212-E
http://www.qnap.com/useng/index.php?lang=en-us&sn=862&c=355&sc=688&t=696&n=20423

QNAP Live Demo
http://www.qnap.com/useng/index.php?sn=3543

10 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/04/10-things-to-do-after-installing-ubuntu-14-04

15 new Ubuntu 14.04 LTS features that will help you make the final switch
http://www.techdrivein.com/2014/04/15-ubuntu-1404-lts-new-features-changes.html

What Do I Do Now With My Old XP Computer?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKg9hSFPypU

April 10, 2014 Notes

Toshiba Chromebook
http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/chromebooks.html#toshiba
http://www.toshiba.com/us/chromebook-cb30

Asus Chromebox
http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/chromebooks.html#asus-chromebox
https://www.asus.com/us/ASUS_Chromebox/

Upgrade the ASUS Chromebox
- add more memory and SSD, and Ubuntu
http://www.willispickering.com/content/upgrade-asus-chromebox-add-more-memory-and-ssd-and-ubuntu

Mac-Linux-USB-Loader
is a tool allowing you to put a Linux distribution on a USB drive and make it bootable on Intel Macs using EFI.
http://sevenbits.github.io/Mac-Linux-USB-Loader/

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
http://alanraul.com/videos/garmin/

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/on-the-road/533/garmin-dash-cam-20/prod146282.html

March 6, 2014 Notes

Pictures from the
Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE)

What the Tech Industry Has Learned from Linus Torvalds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XTHdcmjenI

Dell PowerEdge T20 Mini Tower Server
http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/poweredge-t20/pd
http://i.dell.com/sites/doccontent/shared-content/data-sheets/en/Documents/PowerEdge_T20_Technical_Guide.pdf

Dell PowerEdge T20 Server $199
http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/7258-dell-poweredge-t20-server-199/

ThinkServer TS140 Tower Server
http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/servers/thinkserver/towers/ts140/
Data Sheet
http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-ThinkServer-TS140-70A4000HUX-Computer/dp/B00F6EK9J2

Asus VivoBook X200CA-DB02 11.6" LED Notebook
http://www.amazon.com/Asus-VivoBook-X200CA-DB02-11-6-Notebook/dp/B00CPIF63G/

QNAP
http://www.qnap.com/useng/index.php?sn=69&lang=en-us

SYNOLOGY
http://www.synology.com/en-us/

AV Linux
http://www.bandshed.net/AVLinux.html
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=avlinux

NOTE:
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.
http://partedmagic.com/

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.
http://alanraul.com/8/

Thanks to Joe Stute who demoed the Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses.
http://www.vuzix.com/consumer/products_m100/
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=vuzix%20m100%20smart%20glasses&sm=1

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

Grub Customizer was demoed by Alan.
https://launchpad.net/~danielrichter2007/+archive/grub-customizer
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-install-grub-customizer-in-ubuntu-13-04.html

January 9, 2014 Notes

Thanks to Joe. S. for his System76 Sable Touch demo
https://www.system76.com/desktops/model/sabt1

Thanks to Joe S. for his comparison of the Mushkin Ventura Ultra 240GB USB Flash Drive.
http://poweredbymushkin.com/index.php/component/djcatalog2/item?id=752:ventura-ultra-240gb-flash-drive

Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400r
http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/wireless-touch-keyboard-k400r

The Cubli:
a cube that can jump up, balance, and 'walk'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_6p-1J551Y

InputJive
is a full function handheld computer keyboard and mouse that fits in the palm of your hand.
http://inputjive.com/