Simply amazing . . . , our personal data is worth approximately $52.00 to Google annually. But collectively, that data is worth $9 Billion (which is what Google paid Apple to be have Google’s search engine be the default on iPhones).
System76 is designing an “Open Desktop” PC . . . incorporating OS and firmware/bios changes so the PC has enhanced customization features.
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Link to Sys76 “Open” PC
This is the reverse of running Windows in Ubuntu via Virtual Box. Now the Ubuntu “Bionic Beaver” desktop image is available from MS “Hyper-V Gallery” . . . (great for learning Ubuntu without risk) . .
I’d love to see one of the Club’s Windows users demo this way of running an alternate OS. Any volunteers?
OMG Overview: Whats & Whys of Win10 HyperV
Link to MS Virtual Machine Gallery tutorial
Note: updated info in graphic #3 below . . .
Getting just a tad creepy . . .
HTG Article re Win10 Browser
Updated: MS drops it’s annoying warning popup . .
I am going to bring an assortment of apple cables to club meeting for free if anyone needs some adapters or small power supplys.
More and more articles recently about the plethora of rip-off, spyware apps in many app stores.
A key way to quickly ID if an App store is trustworthy is to check out what proportion of the apps are actually “Open Source” versus closed, black-box “Binary Blobs” (meaning the code is inaccessible & unreadable to all but the authors.)
HTG Article re AppStore Risks
Here is the meeting Agenda for this coming Saturday, Sept 8 2018 at 09:15.
> Virtual Private Networks (VPN’s) – what are they, why is it a good thing and how is one set up (Windows & Linux setup is only slightly different) [Trudy]
> Solus – an independent Linux distro targeted for speed and efficiency. This can be run as a Windows replacement . . OR . . as a secondary backup/rescue OS. [Greg]
> “Tech Topics” review. [Greg]
> Prize raffle. [Trudy & Dennis F.]
This article, captures in plain text, why I’ve chosen to run Linux instead of Windows since 2003. Well written – – and I think these 10 points have (and still are) affecting current OTC members.
Link to “Daily Linux User” re 10 “Ongoing” Issues with Win10