[nmglug] Meeting Thurs, Apr. 28;

Ted Pomeroy ted.pome at gmail.com
Tue Apr 26 13:02:43 PDT 2022

NMGLUGers, We do have a meeting this week, still virtual till we plan
otherwise. See https://nmglug.org/meetings/ for the link to the 'virtual
meeting place'. Schedule: Thurs. April 28th at 5:30pm, MDT, till about 7pm.
We recently exploded my ignorance of the politics at the Free Software
Foundation. I did re-view the video on the "State of Free Software" and
found the overall tone to be negative. There were several "Thou shalt not
..." recommendations, not commandments, but mainly what not to do. I can
see this as an impediment to progress, and fun, at this point in time with
the multitude of hardware and software combinations out there.

On the other hand The Linux Foundation is also moving ahead:
The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation
through open source, today announced the first round of keynote speakers
taking the stage at Open Source Summit North America, June 21-24, in
Austin, TX and virtually. To Register:
The preliminaries are posted and the actual event is very nearby, so maybe
some of our locals will be interested. Much of this is specialized, but it
all seems more creative and positive, at least in the announcement blurbs.

I have been working on a 2010 Mac Pro Tower, proprietary hardware, highly
tweaked in manufacture, but running Xubuntu tolerably. It is like a
modification of a Mac Truck to do family driving: over elaborate and over
powered. I note that newer machines are lighter and faster. The absence of
hyper-threading is compensated by over-clocking the multiple cores. They
are kept cool by one or two of the six fans in the box. It works, but is it
efficient or necessary? Perhaps you are making progress on more interesting
combinations of hardware and software.

Thank you, Ted P
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