UPDATE . . . Feb 10, 2018 meeting is cancelled. This will now be our March Meeting Agenda.
VLC Article & New Features. Here is the agenda for the meeting at Sump Library in Papillion Saturday February 10, 2018. Upon setup completion, we will start about 0915-0920.
Monthly Tech Update: [Greg]
How to post a graphic image on the OTC website [Greg]
Comfort Zone Break (10 minutes)
How to capture a section or your whole PC screen in MS-Windows [Trudy]
How to research where to find a specific grave [Trudy]
Using the “Ultimate Windows Tweak” tool in MS-Windows [Dennis F]
Intro to the MS-Azure Cloud [Dennis F]
Club Prize Drawing [Trudy & Dennis F]
Above is a “same day” response from Emma to an issue I reported on Cecilia’s System76 AIO (all in one) desktop PC. The PC is out of it’s 1 year warranty but with System76, they continue to provide software support for the life of the PC (at no cost to the customer).
The issue was a Canonical update that issued a flawed kernel in response to the Meltdown/Spectre fiasco.
I’ll provide more detail at our club meeting for the 4 other Linux users in case this is or was an issue for them also.
Following is the agenda for our club meeting this Saturday 13 January 2018:
- Tech Update (Greg)
- How to create a post on the OTC website (a brief refresher) (Greg)
- LibreOffice Update – two youtube tech channel video’s (Greg)
- New features in LibreOffice 5.4.4
- Info regarding LibreOffice standards (from an original LO founder)
- 10″ break (All)
- 2018 Annual “Show and do Tell”
- The small but “mighty” Intel NUC . . . (Trudy)
- Open Microphone . . . any club member with new hardware or products are welcome to share a brief review
- Prize Drawing (Dennis F & Trudy)
- Lunch Bunch Get-Together at Village Inn (108th & L Street)
Yet another nail in the coffin for PC’s still running a 32 bit OS. So, if there are several club members who still want to run 32 bit . . . . might want to start planning an upgrade to current technology.
This decision will affect all 32-bit systems i.e. Linux, FreeBSD, Microsoft Window 7, Microsoft Windows 8/8.1, and Microsoft Windows 10.
Link to “itsfoss” article re 32 bit demise . .
Here’s another project that aims to release a “free & open source” phone OS to counter a closed market of Apple (IoS) and Google (Android).
I wish Gael Duval luck . . . he’ll need it.
Link to eelo project article
Hope he succeeds, am not impressed with Android as an OS, and am not impressed – – at all with Apple as a company – especially in light of recent news reports about intentional slowing down their older phones.
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
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.
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