CLUG meeting 2016-02-27

Location: Sierra Vista public library conference room, 2600 E. Tacoma St.

Date: Saturday, February 27th 2016

Meeting Minutes

Upcoming Events

  • 09 March CLUG meeting, 1700-1800, UA South classroom C165A. May be cancelled. More information to follow.
  • 24 March Ubuntu Hour, 1800-1900, Schlotzsky’s Cafe (hosted by Rex)
  • 26 March CLUG meeting, 1400-1545, Sierra Vista public library conference room.

Those present were asked to come up with a list of presentation subjects that they would like to hear.

To date there are no presentations scheduled for the month of March.

Down the road – AZLOCO & PLUG co-sponsor an install-fest on the first & third Saturdays of each month. We are welcome to attend. Louie and I attended one and I would like to get together another group to car pool up to Tempe.

Any thoughts on the proposed community projects. Perhaps we need to re-think community projects because there appears to be little interest.

  • Re-furbishing computers with Linux OS and donating them. (Leo)
  • A presentation for high/middle school computer clubs. (Janet) since the school year has progressed this might well be looked at for next term.
  • Attendance at local events in the way of a booth. (west end far and festival of the southwest)
  • David thought that perhaps if we could get a larger room for a longer time period we could convince the folks in Phoenix to provide assistance we could run our own install-fest.

There is a Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Release Party scheduled for 14 may from 1500 until ? in Chandler. The release date is 21 April. Rex plans on driving up there so we can probably get a car pool list for that. It is more of a social event and the intent is to meet and greet although wifi will be available to install the new release should anyone want to do that.

Rex talked to a financial planner who is willing to give us a short FREE talk on financial planning. While it does some of us old guys a little good, it could really benefit you younger folks. As a minimum it could provide you with information that will enable you to make decisions more intelligently. We will schedule her for 26 March.

Recent Linux/FOSS News: Mint 17.3 Cinnamon (both 32 and 64 bit) hacked on 20 Feb 16. If you downloaded the ISO on that date and didn’t use a torrent, it is bogus. Check the MD5Sum and you will see that the hashes do not match. The mirror was taken down. See also and

We adjourned the meeting to the Pizza Hut where we enjoyed some food and some excellent conversation.