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Off Topic: Minecraft sold to Microsoft

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  • Monday, September 15 2014 @ 11:13 AM EDT
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Just announced today, September 15, 2014: Hugely popular independent game development company Mojang has sold to Microsoft for $2.5 billion.

Links to the announcements:

Mojang.com - Yes, we're being bought by Microsoft

Notch.net - I'm leaving Mojang

Migrate from Windows XP to Linux

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  • Thursday, August 28 2014 @ 09:39 AM EDT
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Still running on Windows XP? Wondering if it's time to upgrade? Maybe setting up your PC to dual boot between Windows and Linux is the right answer for you.  Perhaps you want to leave Windows altogether and just start new.

Here are a couple of links to get going in the right direction:

Dual Booting Windows and Linux - Basic Concepts

How to Replace XP with Linux - Planning guide and checklist

ROALUG IRC Meeting

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  • Monday, August 25 2014 @ 09:54 PM EDT
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The next ROALUG meeting is on September 17, 2014 at 9:00 pm EDT on IRC.

Server: chat.freenode.net Channel: #roalug Host: darrell_roa

You can join the channel using the Freenode web page: http://webchat.freenode.net/ or use your favorite IRC client.

Ubuntu 14.04 Upgrade Bug

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  • Monday, August 04 2014 @ 10:26 PM EDT
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I upgraded one laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. Most of the process went pretty smoothly.  However, every software update after the upgrade complains about a failed install:

Calculating upgrade... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
38 not fully installed or removed.

 

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Hardware Support

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  • Friday, August 01 2014 @ 06:00 PM EDT
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For Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, the Hardware Enablement Stack (HWE) support ends on August 7, 2014. What does this mean? What do you need to do?

Host Virtual Machines

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  • Tuesday, July 08 2014 @ 02:55 PM EDT
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You can try out other Linux distributions on your Ubuntu or other Linux machine by installing on a virtual machine.  Links with how-to instructions for two popular methods:

How to Install KVM and Create Virtual Machines on Ubuntu

VirtualBox Installation and Configuration

Have fun!

Ubuntu 14.04 Review

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  • Thursday, June 26 2014 @ 10:05 AM EDT
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Desktop Linux Reviews: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Just what is a Tahr anyway?

Off-Topic: Roanoke Hamfest 2014

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  • Thursday, June 26 2014 @ 09:52 AM EDT
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Roanoke Hamfest 2014

Sponsored by the Roanoke Valley Amateur Radio Club
Saturday, August 2, 2014  8 A.M. until 1 P.M.
 
William Byrd High School,
2902 E. Washington Avenue
Vinton, VA 24179

Talk-in On 146.985 (- 600) Tone - 107.2

First User Group IRC Meeting

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  • Wednesday, June 25 2014 @ 11:17 AM EDT
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Stop by tonight at 9:00 pm EDT on IRC for the Roanoke Linux Users Group first online meeting!

Server: chat.freenode.net
Channel: #roalug
Host: darrell_roa

Don't have an IRC client or new to IRC?  You can join the channel using the Freenode web page: http://webchat.freenode.net/

For the next few weeks, we'll meet on Wednesday nights while the group begins to organize.

 

Linux Mint 17 KDE Released

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  • Monday, June 23 2014 @ 12:46 PM EDT
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Just announced on the Linux Mint Blog: LM 17 Qiana with the K Desktop Environment (KDE) has been released.  From the blog post: "Linux Mint 17 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use."

K Desktop Environment (KDE) - Wikipedia

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