I'll be there today: Re: SF-LUG - Meeting Next Sunday January 4, 2015

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu
Sun Jan 4 08:30:56 PST 2015

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I'll be there at the meeting today.  I'll also have various images available:

0. per request (and good luck to them on seeing replies)

> From: "Bobbie Sellers" <bliss-sf4ever at dslextreme.com>
> Subject: SF-LUG - Meeting Next Sunday January 4, 2015
> Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2014 10:53:42 -0800

> Hi LUGgers,
>   SF-LUG meets every first Sunday from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M.
> and every third Monday from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M.
> at the Cafe Enchante, 26th and Geary Boulevard.
>     These meetings are usually lightly attended with a high for the
> year so far of 7 members.   If you have a problem come along
> and maybe we can help but if not we can usually find someone
> who can.
>     Meeting times are nominal so that if you show up too late
> we may have left.
>     I have obtained Kubuntu 15.04 Alpha Vivid Vervet and it works
> well, booting up in Live Mode to KDE 5.x  The task bar is white
> and the background is pastel tile in a triangular format. The
> use of the next release of KDE was the main point of interest
> to me.  KDE 5 seems more solid than the early KDE 4.x releases
> which were pretty much shoved down the users' throats, i.e. if
> you wanted the other updates then you had to use the new version
> of KDE.
> 	The 1.2 Gigabyte iso file includes lots of good software
> but not everything that I prefer.
> 	As well I was able to get the latest WiFiSlax 4.10 which
> is full of tools all having to do with WiFi and finding out how
> to use them would be an education in networking in itself.
> 	As indicated by the name it uses Slaxware repositories
> but can use others from what I can figure out.  One thing is that
> this is a Spanish release and while parts of that can be changed
> to English perhaps more easily on a hard disk install with the
> live mode it is less accommodating.  The iso file is 795 Megabytes
> so it has to go on a DVD and be read by a DVD drive.
> 	==================================
> 	Just before Christmas PCLOS released a full set of updates
> calling it 2014.12 in all the formats and architectures it supports.
> So if users have kept up with the updates then they have no use
> to install this except as an easier starting point if they have
> a problem with the current install.
> 	Better than that they promise the next release sometime
> in 2015 will have a lot of stuff that were previously rejected
> by developers of PCLOS."Future releases will default to GRUB2
> and support UEFI and GPT partition formats."to quote from the
> release announcement.
> 	I have the iso files for each version of KDE live/install
> disks/or Flash Drives.   I will say that I had a failure on my
> attempt to make a bootable update drive from the iso in live
> mode but had no trouble finding the iso files in my Downloads
> directory.  I will be making a couple of DVDs for 32 bit and
> 64 bit KDE versions.  If you want an alternative desktop
> environment such as Mate or LXDE let me know and I will try to
> get a copy for you.
> 		==================================
> 	Finally I got a copy of Rosa, a Russian fork of Mandriva.
> 	I have't had time to sort it out yet,
> 	Hope to see you at the meeting.
> 	Bobbie Sellers

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