Agenda: OTC Christmas Party Meeting Sat. 12/9/2017 9:15 am

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

 

3 Laptop Makers disabling Intel ME . . (excellent!)

This is great news and kudos are due these 3 companies:

Dell

Purism

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

 

System76 Cyber Monday – $155 to $910 off

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.

Sys76 Sales