Windows vs Ubuntu – Side by Side Comparison . .

Very well done article – providing a summary with a side by side comparison, followed by a long, detailed analysis of each OS’s features and functionalities.

Worth reading to better understand why I’ve recommended Linux for our Club Members these last few years.   Simply put, for most common and everyday users, it’s just a safer & smoother experience.   And the great support Community is an added bonus.

Comparison of Windows & Ubuntu blog

Agenda – OTC Meeting July 13, 2019 @ Sump Lib. @ 0915

Hello OTC’ers . . . here is the projected agenda for Saturday July 13th 2019 at Sump Library in downtown Papillion:

Monthly Tech Round-table discussion and OTC website update.

A review of several options to install and uninstall software in Linux.  These methods and tools apply to most popular Linux Distributions.  Options include “Synaptic PM, Snaps, AppImages and Flatpaks.”.   Also, how to install deb packages using the stand-alone package manager (PM) “Gdebi”.

A review of basic disk partitioning in Linux using the GParted program for managing disk storage.

 

Listing of “Mini” computers pre-loaded with Linux . .

An updated list – – it just keeps growing.   For general home/student use, these are the  perfect form-factor (portable but easy to connect to a  large flat screen non-glare monitor ).   No more clunker Towers . . . just add a wireless mouse and keyboard and you’re good to go!

Listing of Mini PC’s running Linux

Pinebook Pro, the $199 Linux Laptop, Gets Keyboard & Bluetooth Spec Bumps

Another option for Linux Laptops . . at this price point ($199), it’s a reasonable machine.

Longer battery life, plus IPS display make it useable.  Latest wifi, bluetooth & mag-alloy body are other pluses.  On a Windows machine, 4 GiB ram is meager, but not on Linux (Ubuntu “Mate” only takes 1/2 GiB ram . . . ).

One downside is the 64 GiB eMMC storage memory . . but again that’s plenty for  the base OS and common required programs (LibreOffice, Firefox,  etc.)

If my little Acer Travelmate laptop gives up the ghost in the next year or so, this would make a good replacement for OTC needs.

OMG Ubuntu! blog on PineBook Pro