From: Joel Carlson fox779(at)gmail.com
Please see http://Linux-Now.us before going to any TAPCUG or OMUG Linux SIG meetings. The next TAPCUG Linux SIG meeting is Nov 19, 2013 (3rd Tuesday) 5:30 PM at the SE Tacoma Community Center 1614 99th St E, Tacoma, WA 98445.
OMUG Linux SIG meetings are on the 4th Tuesday of the month but leader John Wickliffe is out of town in November 2013 and the 4th Tuesday in December is Christmas Eve.
China, which produces many of the computers we buy, is switching to Ubuntu as its standard operating system, details here. This is a huge development and we should soon have a large choice of Ubuntu computers to buy.
ARM processor Linux Chromebooks are top sellers at Amazon, Best Buy, Office Depot, etc. Don’t be left behind with old, obsolete technology!
Also television and the computer are morphing together where your television is increasingly being controlled by your computer in two way communication rather than a one way stream to you.
We will explore this and look at Bodhi Linux on a Samsung ARM chromebook, setup details here. ChromeOS, which comes installed on the Chromebook, was originally designed to work on the internet but people often have the need to work on documents, Emails, etc. offline and there is a way to do that. If you go to your documents or http://drive.google.com – More – Offline, you can set up to work offline.
Many persons are installing a Linux operating system on ARM Chromebooks which gives them the ability to also work offline with all the usual applications such as LibreOffice, etc. and all the associated features we are used to. Bodhi Linux just announced they are devoting less time to development on ARM Chromebooks. We will evaluate ChrUbuntu, Crouton and other distributions as possible alternatives.
We will review Lightspark and Gnash. Another possible solution for flash on ARM Linux computers is here, (does anyone know how to do this and make flash for ARM Linux a reality?), dual booting Linux on a Windows 8 computer (or just buying a Linux computer), ArkOS, Linux Mint, gsmartcontrol for hard drives, Ubuntu One photo labeling, hdmi to TV, recorditnow, Ubuntu Android install, WordPress, Google TV, Hulu, Roku. Netflix, XBMC, Raspberry Pi, powered hub, vga adapter, Wikitree genealogy, Gedcom files, Gramps genealogy software, Pixel Qi screens, Remastersys and mesh networks, BIOS replacements including UEFI, Coreboot, OpenBios, Plop and flashrom.
We also plan to connect other persons computers to the projector so they can demonstrate what they are using. Note that OLYMUG usually goes to TAPCUG Linux SIG meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Remember to be at LinuxFestNorthwest in Bellingham April 26-27, 2014! For details, see http://Linux-Now.us .
Joel Carlson <firstname.lastname@example.org>