[sf-lug] SF-LUG meeting next Monday 18 June 2012 & last meeting note.

Bobbie Sellers bliss-sf4ever at dslextreme.com
Mon Jun 11 09:06:12 PDT 2012

     SF-LUG meets every third Monday from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M.
     at the Cafe Enchante, 26th and Geary Boulevard.
     So the next meeting is a week from today on Monday
  June 18, 2012 from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. nominally.  (Nominally
means if there are few people in attendance and nothing
interesting we may leave at 07:30 P.M.)

         These meetings are usually lightly attended with a high
for the year so far of 6 members.

     Last meeting included myself, Jim Stockford and Ken Schaeffer
and wife.  Ken brought along his Chumby as he had expected to
run into another member who is interested.
     Most of the meeting seemed to be about Ken and I reminiscing
about the ways we setup our Amiga computers (product of CBM)
back in the day.   Jim had no idea he told me, what were talking
about when we discussed our use of rebootable ram disks containing
the OS.*  This was to speed up disk I/O over the floppy disks which
were the mainstay of the early Amiga years.  Hard disks were more
expensive than memory at the time and memory was ferociously
     Oh yes I had tried to setup my Mandriva Linux installation with
an upgrade produced by the MIB at PlanetaLinux to 2010.3 but
that proved to be inadequately tested and short of completion so
that I eventually gave up and re-installed 2010.2.  I saw no great
improvement with the KDE 4.8.3 over KDE 4.4.5 and never managed
to get the 3.2.x kernel supplied with this update working.
     Mandriva seems to be working on a 2012 release but...

         If you have a problem with your Linux installation, come along.
  We often can be of assistance but if not we can usually find someone
who can assist you.

     Thanks for your attention.

     Bobbie Sellers

*maybe it was the GUI Jim was baffled by but he can tell us if I have
misreported this matter.


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