Welcome to Roanoke Linux Users Group Saturday, April 21 2018 @ 07:44 AM EDT
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
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.
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.
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?
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:
Desktop Linux Reviews: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
Just what is a Tahr anyway?
Stop by tonight at 9:00 pm EDT on IRC for the Roanoke Linux Users Group first online meeting!
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.
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