Month: August 2015

TAPCUG and OMUG Linux SIG events

The next TAPCUG Linux SIG meeting is Oct 27, 2015  (4th Tuesday this month only) 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM at the SE Tacoma Community Center 1614 99th St E, Tacoma, WA 98445. Traditionally we are on vacation during the summer- June, July, August. We just received notice that the Community Center is being remodeled September 2015 so the next meeting is Oct 27, 2015. Raspberry Pi 2 and new Mint XFCE included in agenda.

The next OMUG Linux SIG meeting at the Olympia Center is Sep 8, 2015 (2nd Tuesday) 7 PM, see http://olymug.org . To get the most out of these meetings bring your ideas, questions and be an active part of the discussion. New members are always welcome. Visit the TAPCUG/OMUG booth at the Puyallup Fair Sep 17, 2015.

We have three major computer systems today: Windows which is based on DOS, Apple’s OS X which was derived from open source FreeBSD . (Windows and Mac are closed proprietary systems). Linux, which is based on the Linux kernel and unlike the first two, is basically free and open source. Companies make money from the packaging and support of Linux. Linux is much more secure because its roots are from Unix, a serious business multiuser system. Linux has extra built in security such as Netfilter and IPTables which makes your system rock solid and secure.

We will review gpt vs mbr partitioning, xda Android replacement, plex, Chromixium, Nvidia Tegra K1 computers, K1 Linux install, Transmission, Openshot, Google Drive, Linux flash drive install, Gnome system monitor, quantum computers, youtube-dl,
gsmartcontrol for hard drivesLightbeam, Raspberry Pi 2, BerryBoot, Noobs,   Google hangout, Google Keep, Kdenlive, recorditnow, Chromecast, Pixel Qi screens, Remastersys, mesh networks, dual booting Linux on a Windows 8 computer, audacity, Linux Mint 17.2 XFCE, Mint xfce 4.12 upgrade, smart phone customizing: Convert Android to OnePlus One, TV music streaming, owncloud, youtube-dl, Google+ Hangout On Air, Samsung ARM chromebook hdmi to vga cable, BIOS replacements including UEFI, Coreboot, Seabios, OpenBios, Plop, flashrom.  We also plan to connect other persons computers to the projector so they can demonstrate what they are using. For details, see http://Linux-Now.us

Windows 10: Five free apps that make Microsoft’s new OS better

With the release of Windows 10, Microsoft decided to cut and mangle some beloved, long-standing features available in previous versions of its operating system.

Windows Media Center is gone and Solitaire now shows you full-screen ads, which you have to pay to get rid of.

That’s not to mention the outcry over Microsoft releasing software to play DVDs that costs $14.99 through the Windows Store.

Fortunately, you can ignore these shenanigans – as there is plenty of free software out there to fill the gaps in Microsoft’s new OS.

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The Complete Guide To Pinning Everything To The Windows 10 Start Menu

Windows 10 is here and we know for a fact that some of you are big fans of the new Start Menu. This is the reason why we’ve decided to show you all the methods that we know for pinning all kinds of things to the Start Menu. You’re in for a rather long article, so grab a cup of your favorite beverage and read on. 🙂

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How To Backup Data With File History In Windows 8.1 & Windows 10

File History is an awesome tool included in all versions of Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. It allows for easy automated backups of your data and it works with a number of devices on which data can be stored. As you will see from this guide, it is very easy to set up and use, because it needs very few resources and it knows how to store multiple versions of your files so that you can easily revert to the version you need, when you need it. In this guide to File History, you will learn how to find it, enable it and change the way it works.

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How to Work with File History in Windows 8.1, from PC Settings

One of the minor but welcome changes in Windows 8.1 is that it allows users to use the File History from PC Settings. If you have a tablet or a computer with touch, you can quickly turn on this feature, select the drive where your data is backed up and perform manual backups. Here’s how it works.

NOTE: Before you enable File History, plug in an external hard drive or a large USB memory stick with plenty of space on it, so that it can be used for your backups.

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How To Work With File History In Windows 10, From The Settings App

In Windows 10, Microsoft has tried to improve the way you control system settings by introducing a redesigned, touch optimized, Settings app. The new Settings app seems to have an increasingly more important role in basic computer configuration and tweaking. One of its interesting improvements is related to the way you can backup data with File History.The new Backup area of the Settings app offers a better way of personalizing your experience with File History, that bypasses the need to use the legacyControl Panel. In this tutorial, we will try to show you how to use the Settings app to control the way File History works.

Where To Find File History In The Settings App

Before you can modify any settings of File History, you will need to plug in an external hard drive or a large USB memory stick with lots of free space on it, which will be used for your backups. Then, you have to open the Settings app. If you have any problems in finding or opening this application, read this guide: Introducing Windows 10: 6 ways to open Settings.

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How To Switch Between User Accounts In Windows 10

In many cases we are not the only users of our devices. Whether you have a little brother or a little sister, or one of your grandparents wants to experience the new world of technology, because they are not familiar with these devices, they could cause a real damage in your operating system. For this situation and for many other circumstances Windows 10 allows you to create one user account for each user. In this article we’ll show you how to switch between multiple user accounts in this operating system.

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How To Automatically Login To Windows, Without Typing Any Password

No matter whether you use Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, we will show you how to set up your operating system so that it will log you in automatically, without requesting that you type your user account password or PIN code every time. We will guide you through all the steps and share with you all the information you need to know, to make everything as quick and easy as possible. Let’s get started:

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How to upgrade to Windows 10: A step-by-step walkthrough

As someone who signed up as a Windows Insider some months ago, I was near the top of the list for the free update to Windows 10. So, I took advantage of the situation and opted to get Windows 10 as soon as I possibly could. Here’s a step-by-step walkthrough of the upgrade process I went through upgrading my Windows 8 machine to Windows 10.

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