[nmglug] Note on some hardware and OS details,

Satsangat Khalsa satsangat at khalsa.com
Tue Jul 31 10:09:41 PDT 2018

going out of town that day but, otherwise, would have attended
good to hear Sam is still on the planet

On Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 6:54 PM, Ted Pomeroy <ted.pome at gmail.com> wrote:

> NMGLugers, We are scheduled for a meeting on the 2nd of August - this
> Thursday. I plan to be there at 5pm for our meeting to convene at
> about 5.30pm. I will bring a TOMU.IM - "Tom's Open Microcomputer Usb"
> for anybody to examine and try out. It is a complete computer, ie,
> processor and memory plus I/O system for hardware programming
> practice. Sam was good enough to pass this along to me at our last
> NMGLUG meeting. I can activate it and do one trick, but there is more
> on GitHub. I can also bring the remains of my Peppermint 8 OS
> experiment. I am not using it anymore, so the disks (32 bit) and one
> small hdd are here for the asking.
> I am having good luck with Debian in either 32 or 64 bit installs. It
> runds well, has a familiar GUI available and all of my favorite
> applications and the ones I needed to investigate the TOMU.IM. I may
> even switch over, though below I talk about the Xubuntu upgrade.
> Still, I like the Ubuntu family because I can give it to others and
> refer them to the copious information in clear and GUI format on the
> Internet.
> Oh yes, I am still using Xubuntu 16.04 at home, but will likely
> upgrade to 18.04 before the end of the year. I never rush ahead to
> upgrade a system till I am reasonably sure the upgrade tool is working
> well. Since the support overlaps for a full year, I like to see what
> others report about the process before taking it on. This also gives
> me time to weed out old files and do a complete backup of my personal
> files. My choice is to save files and accept that system and
> application settings and defaults will change.
> I may also have a laptop in need of assistance. The machine is taking
> care of the digital life of a friend and though the friend reports
> good health personally, there are some questions about the machine. I
> look forward to speaking to the machine itself to get its side of the
> story.
> I hope to see some of you there, at the New Baking Co., this Thursday.
> Thank you, Ted P.
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