CLUG Meeting 2019-03-23

Location: Sierra Vista Public Library conference room

Date: Saturday, 23 March, 2019

Meeting Minutes:

Attendees: 12

Upcoming CLUG Events:

  • 11 April, Ubuntu Hour, 1800-1900, Schlotzsky’s Cafe, 3900 Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista
  • 27 April, CLUG Meeting, 1300-1530, SV Public Library conference room, 2600 E. Tacoma St., Sierra Vista
  • 04 May, Installfest, 1100-1500, Livia’s Coffee, 2480 E. Wilcox DR., Sierra Vista

Future Presentations:

  • The Untold History of Computers by Edward Janecki on 27 April
  • Installing MX Linux on a flash drive with persistence by Greg Christ on 25 May
  • Working on GitHub by David Garcia and Rex Bouwense on 22 June


  • The History of UNIX, GNU, and Linux by Myles Lynn. Slides for this presentation can be found at


  • The question of data back-up was raised again because it was discussed on the mailing list email. Hard drives do fail as do flash drives. It was stressed that if you have data that must be saved you need to have two backups. These should be to Cds/DVDs, flash drives, SD cards, external hard drives, or clouds. It will do you no good to store your back-up on your computer’s hard drive if the hard drive fails. Rex did mention that AZLOCO members are entitled to an initial 10 Gb storage on the Team’s NextCloud server.
  • Bill’s printer problem disappeared when he was given a donated HP printer which is working flawlessly.
  • Ted was still having problems signing up for the Group mailing list so we signed him up during the meeting. If you are not getting a response from from cochiselinux after you send the request to be added please check your SPAM or junk folder. Your email provider may think that the message is SPAM which was exactly what happened in this case.
  • The new individuals were provided with information on the Cochise Linux User Group, Ubuntu, FOSS equivalents to Microsoft applications, and some Ubuntu SWAG.


  • Some of the members went to Jersey Mike’s to enjoy an excellent sandwich and continue discussing Linux and non-Linux topics.
  • After eating several of the members made a successful attempt at putting together a trampoline. Because we all use different distros, the job, which should have taken 30-40 minutes, stretched in a 3 hour marathon. Had we been Microsoft Windows users it may have taken longer. Never know. Maybe that is why there are over 350 Linux distibutions. People have their own way of doing things and occasionally they cannot agree.

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