Yea, the next meeting is our Christmas bash for good company, eats and maybe a bit o’ tech mixed in.
Christmas brunch (snacks and such!)
Elections of Planning Committee Members
Mini Demo #1 – Trudy will advise how to delete Facebook content and profiles
Mini Demo #2 – Steve will display his newest hardware . . a Samsung Chromebook Plus
Door Prizes and Member Goody Bags
This is great news and kudos are due these 3 companies:
System76 . .
In case some club members are not aware, there are hidden PC’s within PC’s on Intel (and probably other CPU manufacturer’s also, that exclude users from fully controlling their own hardware). This is a security risk because this is no fix for it . . . until now.
Link to article re 3 laptop makers and intel ME
Darktable Article on SoftPedia
Note: Darktable is an established opensource app and runs on all OS PC platforms: MS-Windows, MacOS and the Linux distro of your choice.
IF , , , there are any remaining club members looking for new hardware (probably not as about a half-dozen of us have upgraded this year or the last couple years) but if still looking . . . savings of $155 (Meerkat) to $910 (Silverback) are pretty awesome!
Plus TCO (total cost of ownership) is generally less for Linux based systems – – especially for setup and update support.
Interesting article regarding Intel’s internal “Management Engine” . . a full computer inside Intel CPU’s. Not a worry for most home PC users, but it’s best to be aware . .
Link to Intel ME article on HTG site
Very cool site . . . has all the music of Vince Guaraldi too. Great for all us Peanuts lovers.
Chris Hoffman puts out excellent technology blogs and articles.
See here: Link to HTG article by Chris Hoffman
Ever increasing list of Chromebooks that support running Android Apps via Google Playstore.
Chromium Project – Devices Supporting Android