Notes

December 6, 2018 Notes


What to expect of Linux in 2019
https://www.networkworld.com/article/3323390/linux/what-to-expect-of-linux-in-2019.html

March 7-10, 2019
Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE)
Pasadena, CA
http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale/17x
STDNT

April 26-28, 2019
LinuxFest Northwest
Bellingham, WA
https://www.linuxfestnorthwest.org/conferences/2019

SSD: how to optimize your Solid State Drive for Linux Mint 19
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/ssd

November  8, 2018 Notes


Poll results for: Linux User Groups (LUG's)

I currently attend LUG meetings: 97 (6%)

 
I previously went to LUGs but do not anymore: 211 (14%)
 
I have never attended a LUG meeting: 1202 (80%)

https://distrowatch.com/polls.php?poll=174

IBM to acquire Red Hat in deal valued at $34 billion
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/28/ibm-is-reportedly-nearing-deal-to-acquire-red-hat.html

Linus Torvalds Interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQWj2Fgxdrc

Ubuntu User Statistics
https://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/statistics

A Beginner's Guide to the Linux Command Line
https://www.techspot.com/guides/835-linux-command-line-basics/

October 11, 2018 Notes


Asunder
- is a graphical Audio CD ripper and encoder for Linux. You can use it to save tracks from an Audio CD as any of WAV, MP3, OGG, FLAC, Opus, WavPack, Musepack, AAC, and Monkey's Audio files.
http://littlesvr.ca/asunder/
"sudo apt install asunder lame"

LibreOffice Getting Started Guide
https://documentation.libreoffice.org/en/english-documentation/getting-started-guide/

LibreOffice: A history of document freedom
https://opensource.com/article/18/9/libreoffice-history

Open Port Finder
https://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports/

Microsoft Announce Enhanced Version of Ubuntu 18.04 for Hyper-V
- It takes just 3 clicks to get Ubuntu running on Windows 10 Pro
https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/09/hyper-v-ubuntu-1804-windows-integration

Optimized Ubuntu Desktop images available in Microsoft Hyper-V gallery
https://blog.ubuntu.com/2018/09/17/optimised-ubuntu-desktop-images-available-in-microsoft-hyper-v-gallery

Run Ubuntu virtual machines made even easier with Hyper-V Quick Create
https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2018/09/17/run-ubuntu-virtual-machines-made-even-easier-with-hyper-v-quick-create/

Nextcloud
- is a free and open source cloud storage and collaboration platform that you can install on your own computer to have total control and privacy of your data. Apps are available Android and iOS.
https://nextcloud.com/
https://nextcloud.com/install/

Install Nextcloud with a Snap 

1) Perform a minimal Ubuntu 18.04.1 installation
2) Update Ubuntu
3) Install the Nextcloud Snap
sudo snap install nextcloud
4) Find your server IP address
ifconfig or ip a
5) If you use ifconfig you may have to install the net-tools package 
6) Open a web browser and type in your newly found IP address from above
7) Follow the Nextcloud admin account creation screen
8) Now enjoy a safe, secure and private home for all your data

September 6, 2018 Notes

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 21 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
and VeraCrypt

Samsung DeX Pad

• Turn your phone into a computer and use it as a touchpad to navigate the Galaxy Desktop
• Rich desktop-like experience complete with contextual menus, drag-and-drop functionality and multiple, resizable windows
• Fast charge your compatible Galaxy smartphone from the Galaxy S8 and up while you work to stay productive wherever business takes you
https://www.samsung.com/us/business/products/mobile/accessories/docks/dex-pad-ee-m5100tbegus/
https://www.techradar.com/reviews/samsung-dex-pad

Plan your digital afterlife with the Google Inactive Account Manager
https://publicpolicy.googleblog.com/2013/04/plan-your-digital-afterlife-with.html

Google's "Deadman's Switch"
can be used in combination with a feature of LastPass in case of death. This will grant access to your digital life to a surviving relative.
https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/3036546?hl=en

LastPass - Set Up and Manage Emergency Access
https://support.logmeininc.com/lastpass/help/set-up-and-manage-emergency-access-lp030013  

27 Interesting Facts about Linux
It’s Linux’s 27th birthday so here’s a list 27 interesting facts about Linux, its creator Linus Torvalds, and the impact that his “hobby” OS has had on the world we live in.
https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/08/interesting-facts-about-linux

9 flowchart and diagramming tools for Linux
https://opensource.com/article/18/8/flowchart-diagramming-linux

How to make a live Ubuntu 18.04 USB with a persistent storage of more than 4GB
https://askubuntu.com/questions/1051543/how-to-make-a-live-ubuntu-18-04-usb-with-a-persistent-storage-of-more-than-4gb

How to remove old kernels in grub2, including files?
https://askubuntu.com/questions/1049599/how-to-remove-old-kernels-in-grub2-including-files

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

Snap Store - Install Linux apps in seconds
https://snapcraft.io/store

August 9, 2018 Notes


Linux Mint 19
https://www.linuxmint.com/

Linux Mint Installation Guide
https://linuxmint-installation-guide.readthedocs.io/en/latest/

New features in Linux Mint 19 MATE
https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_tara_mate_whatsnew.php

Release Notes for Linux Mint 19 MATE
https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_tara_mate.php

12 Things to do After Installing Linux Mint 19
https://itsfoss.com/things-to-do-after-installing-linux-mint-19/

How to install Linux Mint on your Windows PC
https://www.zdnet.com/article/how-to-install-linux-mint-on-your-windows-pc/

July 5, 2018 Notes

Manjaro
, pronounced Manharo, is a Linux distribution based on Arch Linux. However, it is not a more user-friendly version of Arch. Its repositories are separate from Arch. It is a rolling release, meaning that it is updated continuously rather than being rolled out at pre-determined intervals like Ubuntu and other Linux distros.
https://manjaro.org/

The current version is 17.1.11
Download it from https://manjaro.org/get-manjaro/ 

Some available desktop environments are
Manjaro XFCE Edition (17.1.11)
Manjaro KDE Edition (17.1.11)
Manjaro GNOME Edition (17.1.11)
Manjaro-Architect ISO
See more options at https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=Install_Desktop_Environments

To update system from the Terminal, enter: sudo pacman -Syyu
Proceed with update y/n?
y

Make sure to read each screen. Simply entering Y at all prompts won’t work.

GUI alternative is Octopi; https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=Octopi

Manjaro User Guide
http://slolug.com/files/manjaro.pdf 

Many familiar Linux programs are pre-installed by default.

Thanks to Ralph Sutter for the notes above and the Manjaro Demo.

How to Mount and Use an exFAT Drive on Ubuntu Linux
https://itsfoss.com/mount-exfat/

Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) or its version 2.x variant, Unified EFI (UEFI)
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI 

UEFI Installing - Tips
https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018
https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB375 

"I have nothing to hide":
Threats to privacy in our society and how to protect yourself running your own cloud
https://www.linuxfestnorthwest.org/conferences/lfnw18/program/proposals/55

What’s new with Ubuntu?
Orv Beach, Training Chair, Southern California Linux expo – SCALE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kQbeomZuBE

Hacker News
https://news.ycombinator.com/

June 7, 2018 Notes

Slax Linux
http://www.slax.org/en/

UN = root
PW - toor

You Can Now Create Your Own Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Live System with Pinguy Builder
https://news.softpedia.com/news/you-can-now-create-your-own-ubuntu-18-04-lts-live-system-with-pinguy-builder-520733.shtml

Pinguy Builder For *buntu 17.04/17.10/18.04
https://pinguyos.com/2018/04/pinguy-builder-for-buntu-17-04-17-10-18-04-using-ubiquity/

Pinguy OS
https://sourceforge.net/projects/pinguy-os/files/ISO_Builder/

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen)
https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-yoga/ThinkPad-X1-Yoga-3rd-Gen/p/22TP2TXX13Y

AVADirect Custom Computers - Clevo N141WU
https://www.avadirect.com/Clevo-N141WU-14-FHD-Core-i7-Intel-UHD-Graphics-620-Custom-Laptop/Configure/12064161

Best Linux applications (2018)
https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/linux-best-software-2018.html 

How To Check Ubuntu Version and Other System Information
https://itsfoss.com/how-to-know-ubuntu-unity-version/
lsb_release -a

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

Windows:
powercfg /batteryreport /output C:\Users\alan\Desktop\battery_report.html
Replace "alan" with your username

May 10, 2018 Notes


LabEx
- Free Listing of Alpha Quality Tutorials with Virtual Environment
https://labex.io/courses

Let's Encrypt
- is a free, automated, and open Certificate Authority.
https://letsencrypt.org/

GIMP 2.10 Is Finally Here! Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu
https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/05/gimp-2-10-ubuntu-download

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) 2.10.0 Snap
https://snapcraft.io/gimp

My Photographic Journey to Open Source
https://www.echenique.com/2018/04/16/my-photographic-journey-to-open-source/

gksu Removed From Ubuntu, Here’s What You Can Use Instead
https://itsfoss.com/gksu-replacement-ubuntu/
Example:
gedit admin:///etc/default/apport

California Consumer Privacy Act
https://www.caprivacy.org/

DuckDuckGo
- We’re setting the new standard of trust online, empowering people to take control of their information.
https://duckduckgo.com/ 
https://start.duckduckgo.com/

Bangs allow you to search on thousands of sites, directly.
https://start.duckduckgo.com/bang

Terms of Service – Didn’t Read
https://tosdr.org/

Announcing 1.1.1.1: the fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service
https://blog.cloudflare.com/announcing-1111/

Private Internet Access Review
https://thebestvpn.com/reviews/private-internet-access/

Detailed VPN Comparison Chart
https://thatoneprivacysite.net/vpn-comparison-chart/

Best Buy Hit by [24]7.ai Data Breach

The incident began on Sept. 26, and was discovered and contained on Oct. 12, 2017.

Best Buy Statement on [24]7.ai Cyber Incident
https://corporate.bestbuy.com/best-buy-statement-247-ai-cyber-incident

Updates on [24]7.ai Cyber Incident
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/privacy-policy/247-ai-cyber-incident/pcmcat1522954594900.c?id=pcmcat1522954594900

More information on the web
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Best+Buy+Hit+by+%5B24%5D7.ai+Data+Breach&ia=web

April 5, 2018 Notes


Private Internet Access (PIA) goes Open Source
https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2018/03/private-internet-access-goes-open-source/

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

Snaps
are universal containerized software packages that are simple to create and install. They auto-update and are safe to run. And because they bundle their dependencies, they work on all major Linux systems without modification.
https://snapcraft.io/

Find snaps for Linux
https://snapcraft.io/store

Some snaps...

LibreOffice - is a powerful office suite including word processing and creation of spreadsheets, slideshows and databases.
https://www.libreoffice.org/download/snap/
https://snapcraft.io/libreoffice
https://www.libreoffice.org/

Pencilsheep - is a free professional image editor with full GPU acceleration.
https://snapcraft.io/pencilsheep
https://pencilsheep.com/

Remmina is a remote desktop client.
https://snapcraft.io/remmina
http://www.remmina.org/ 

Skype - instant message, voice or video call – all for free, no matter what device they use Skype on. Skype is available on phones, tablets, PCs, Macs and Linux.
https://snapcraft.io/skype
https://www.skype.com/en/

Spotify - Stream the tracks you love instantly, browse the charts or fire up readymade playlists in every genre and mood. Radio plays you great song after great song, based on your music taste. Discover new music too, with awesome playlists built just for you.
https://snapcraft.io/spotify
https://www.spotify.com/us/ 

VLC - is the VideoLAN project's media player. VLC plays every multimedia file and streams.
https://snapcraft.io/vlc
https://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

March 15, 2018 Notes

2018 Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) Report

Microsoft headlined a major Linux conference
- Bryan Lunduke
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLAIMB7whdc

Microsoft is buying control of Linux
- Bryan Lunduke
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YdL7Hch78s

Microsoft to make Ubuntu a first-class guest under Hyper-V
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/03/01/microsoft_ubuntu_virtualization_plan/

Microsoft and Canonical to Offer Enhanced VM Experiences for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
http://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-and-canonical-to-offer-enhanced-vm-experiences-for-ubuntu-18-04-lts-520035.shtml

Sneak Peek: Taking a Spin with Enhanced Linux VMs
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/virtualization/2018/02/28/sneak-peek-taking-a-spin-with-enhanced-linux-vms/

FEBRUARY 8, 2018 Notes


Diagramming You Network:


Ralph's current network

Ralphs network notes, etc.

Programs to diagram your network:

Gliffy

https://www.gliffy.com/

yEd Graph Editor

http://www.yworks.com/products/yed 
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=yed+graph+editor

LibreOffice - Draw

https://www.libreoffice.org/discover/draw/

Dia Diagram Editor

http://dia-installer.de/
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Dia

Install Ubuntu on your Chromebook
https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutorial/install-ubuntu-on-chromebook#0

Ubuntu MATE 17.10 by Joshua Allen Holm
https://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20180122#ubuntumate

MATE Desktop Environment
https://mate-desktop.org/

XPS 13 Developer Edition — the 7th gen is here!
Don't get confused... This is the 7th gen Dell XPS 13 using the Intel 8th Gen CPU.
https://bartongeorge.io/

Dell Systems Developed by and for Developers
http://www.dell.com/learn/us/en/555/campaigns/xps-linux-laptop_us

JANUARY  11, 2018 Notes

Ranch WIFI
- Bringing true high speed internet to the rural fringe.
http://www.ranchwifi.com/

WyzeCam
- The best value all-in-one 1080p HD smart home camera.
https://www.wyzecam.com/product/wyze-cam/

WyzeCam Review: the best security camera $20 can buy
https://www.slashgear.com/wyzecam-review-the-best-security-camera-20-can-buy-13505683/amp/

WyzeCam Review and Rating
by PCMAG
https://www.pcmag.com/review/358099/wyzecam

WyzeCam 1080p
- Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/WyzeCam-Wireless-Camera-Vision-Android/dp/B076H3SRXG

Blink Home Security
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_1_5/130-5323661-1775723?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=blink+home+security&sprefix=blink%2Claunchpad%2C216&crid=2AUUUY2YPVZRO

January 1, 2018 Avila Beach Polar Bear Plunge
http://www.avilabeachpolarbearplunge.com/
http://www.avilabeachpolarbearplunge.com/photos.htm

Lenovo Yoga 920
- I needed a replacement device for a variety of aging portable laptop devices ranging from years 2012, 2013 and 2014. My go to everyday devices are still the iPhone 10 and the 2017 iPad Pro 12.9 tablet. I still have a variety of Windows 10 and Linux desktop and servers at home.
http://alanraul.com/yoga/

ViewDNS.info
http://viewdns.info/

Fix Windows and Linux Showing Different Times When Dual Booting
https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-windows-linux-show-different-times/