Welcome to Roanoke Linux Users Group Tuesday, August 21 2018 @ 05:42 AM EDT
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.
UbuntuGlobalJam is a word-wide community event that promotes Ubuntu and provides users a chance to participate in improving Ubuntu.
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:
Desktop Linux Reviews: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
Just what is a Tahr anyway?
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
The final event schedule for the 2014 SouthEast LinuxFest has been published.
See you there!
Easy to use, Windows XP replacement for older PC hardware. Based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with LInux Lite specific repository and software. They have an active user forum for tips and support. Looks like a very good candidate to try out!
Coming in August 2014
Offered through the Linux Foundation and edX, a nonprofit, open source based, online learning platform, there is a free, self-paced course based on their LFS 101 Introduction to Linux (full course runs about $2,400).