Welcome to Roanoke Linux Users Group Tuesday, November 21 2017 @ 09:02 PM EST
You've tried the "Live" DVD with Ubuntu to check it out. Now you're ready to take that big step and load Ubuntu on your PC, but still want to keep Windows old times sake. Dual booting is the answer!
Check out these resources to learn more:
Windows Dual Boot - Official Ubuntu Documentation
Dual-Booting Windows and Ubuntu - UbuntuGuide.org
Not directly Linux related, but may be of interest: RadioShack will be closing down several stores and filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. See the announcement here on Fox Business. This site lists the stores that are closing. Appears the store at the Valley View Mall is on that list.
Sad to see them go, but right now might be a good time to snatch up some good deals! Although, isn't that a bit like a vulture waiting for dinner to die? :-)
The release date for the 14.04.2 LTS (Long Term Support) version of "Trusty Tahr" has been pushed back two weeks to February 19, 2015. Story with more details on Softpedia.
Thanks goes out to the Grandin CoLab for being a sponsor of the ROALUG by providing access to their facilities for our meetings.
Patch those Linux servers! A critical vulnerability was announced at the end of January that will impact most Linux distributions. Details were published on a variety of venues, including here.
The official Ubuntu security release was posted and users running 12.04 LTS and 10.04 LTS should apply the patches. A server reboot will be required.
Find a mentor as you learn and explore using Linux. Check out LinuxPadawan
"Linux lovers from every area of the Linux Community have joined forces under the flag of LinuxPadawan to supplement the skills of Linux users of all kinds. The Linux Community is a place where everyone, non-technical and power users alike, can contribute and make a difference."
Just announced on February 2, 2015 - Raspberry Pi 2 is now available for sale. This new version sports several improvements over the Raspberry Pi model B, including:
Click on over to raspberrypi.org for the news release and video.
UbuntuGlobalJam is a word-wide community event that promotes Ubuntu and provides users a chance to participate in improving Ubuntu.
It's official - the first meeting of the Roanoke Linux Users Group. Inspired by the Ubuntu Global Jam, this meeting will provide an introduction to using Ubuntu as a workstation and a server.
Grandin CoLab has graciously agreed to provide the venue for the meeting.
Visit the ROALUG Meetup.com page for more details and directions
Roanoke Linux Users Group is now listed on Meetup.com - scheduled meetings, discussion boards and community activities will be posted there. ROALUG.net will continue to be the group blog for posting interesting news, links and comments.