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Thanks for the encouragement, Brian!
Jason you sir are awesome, and to your Anxiety I say. "Back off he's got this".

But I understand completely and I know in my heart of hearts that you will make what needs to happen happen :)

No worries regarding the rest focus on what you need to and you have my support wherever I can.

*update - Website article added.
Thank you for getting this out early, Brian! You might want to post the details on the main page of the website, too. I know most of our regulars check here, but new people won't be aware that announcements are posted here.

Ideally, I could add a link back to YahooGroups announcement list on the main page of the website or create our own list. PHPList is available for on our host, I believe. And then we could get people signed up for either and let it be know that announcements will only be posted there. But that's something I suggest we do in November. My anxiety level is off the rails right now with the campaign so it's not something I can really work on until after the campaign.
Hello folks!

As per various discussions had we will be having our regularly scheduled PLUG meeting at Applewood Retirement residence on Oct 1st.

This meeting will be on the third floor as our regular room is unavailable for that date.

I had offered to do QEMU / KVM and a bottom up install of Ubuntu (hopefully not at 640x480 this time)

If anyone else has ideas or wants to contribute I welcome any input.

Bill it was suggested you do a Reboot of your Presentation you up for doing that at some point?

Date: Monday, October 1st, 2018 - 7 PM
Location: Applewood Manor
1500 Lansdowne Street West, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.
Parking is on the east (right) side. Entrance is at the front of the building.
We will be meeting on the 3rd floor in the Library this month.
Linux Applications & Android apps / Re: Get your weather in the terminal - wego
« Last Post by Jason Wallwork on September 20, 2018, 01:41:32 pm »
Click Sign In and then choose Library and Group. Choose the Peterborough Public Library from the list, then enter library card number and PIN and then Sign In again. At least that's what works for me. I never got a window asking me to buy a subscription. Looks like it only carries the last couple of issues, which in this case, is July and August. There is a PressReader app, at least for Android.
Articles, Tutorials and Tips / Re: Trying out Linux Mint with other Desktops
« Last Post by ssfc72 on September 20, 2018, 09:45:34 am »
Cool!!  Thanks for posting about this, guys!  I didn't know about this trick. :-)
Linux Applications & Android apps / Re: Get your weather in the terminal - wego
« Last Post by fox on September 20, 2018, 07:35:47 am »
While I'm interested in trying wego, I'm more interested in this access of Linux Format (or is it select articles of Linux Format) through my library card. Which is it? If I click on the magazine link in the article, it just takes me to a window offering to sell me the current edition or a subscription.
Articles, Tutorials and Tips / Re: Trying out Linux Mint with other Desktops
« Last Post by fox on September 20, 2018, 07:26:57 am »
I can verify that this works very well. I have one installation of Ubuntu on my home computer that has Unity, Gnome, KDE and openbox. Even when you boot into one of them, to change all you have to do is log out and log back in with the desktop of choice.
Articles, Tutorials and Tips / Re: Trying out Linux Mint with other Desktops
« Last Post by dougal on September 19, 2018, 09:45:09 pm »
thanks Jason, I'll check it out.
Articles, Tutorials and Tips / Trying out Linux Mint with other Desktops
« Last Post by Jason Wallwork on September 19, 2018, 08:05:00 pm »
I recall that a member wanted to be install different versions of Linux Mint (Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce) to multi-boot on a computer so that a user could try each one of them out but was having trouble getting multiple LM versions installed. I don't know why I didn't think of this before, but there's no reason to go through that much trouble.

After you install any one of these desktop versions, do a search in Synaptic (name only will make it quicker to find) for "mint-desktop" (without quotes) and you will find the other meta packages for the other desktop versions. Installing a meta package means multiple packages will be installed. For example, if you installed the Cinnamon version, then you should see in the list mint-desktop-xfce and mint-desktop-mate. I'm going by memory now so the names might not be exactly named this way but at least close. Try just searching "mint" and you will most definitely find it if "mint-desktop" doesn't work.

Then when you login again, to the right of the login name will be an icon that you can click to choose which desktop you want to log into. If you set Linux Mint to auto-login, you will have to turn this off. Now you can try all the desktops in one distro. And since it's just adding the desktop plus the few apps that are associated with each, it doesn't take that long to add the others if you installed the Cinnamon version, at least. It was about 65 MB of packages that worked out to twice that size after installation.

As always, use Timeshift to create a snapshot before playing with the other desktops so you can easily get back if something goes wrong.
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