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General Discussion / SLOLUG Pictures
« Last post by Alan Raul on October 11, 2014, 10:38:15 AM »
We had a great turnout at the Thursday SLOLUG meeting. We had a lot of audience participation and demonstrations. It was not just me speaking.

Here are some pictures...

A panoramic shot from the back of the KCBX.net Training Center at the Linux Users Group.
Small http://www.slolug.com/images/2014_10_09.jpg
Very LARGE http://www.slolug.com/images/2014_10_09_large.jpg

Alan showing the Lenovo ThinkServer TS440 Tower Server.
Small http://www.slolug.com/images/2014_10_09_alan.jpg
Large http://www.slolug.com/images/2014_10_09_alan_large.jpg

All these pictures were shot with the iPhone 6 Plus. None of the pictures were modified in any way.




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General Discussion / Re: Updating ios
« Last post by Alan Raul on October 11, 2014, 10:33:30 AM »
If you are able to update to iOS 7, then do so. I would not update to iOS 8 on an older device as Apple tends to make their latest OS work on the more recent devices. You may look on the Internet for people with an iPad 2 who updated to iOS 8 and look at their results.

NOTE: If you choose to update to iOS 8, you can not revert back to iOS 6 or 7.
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General Discussion / Updating ios
« Last post by Joseph on October 11, 2014, 07:53:59 AM »
I still have ios 6 on IPad 2. Waited because ios 7 had some issues. Now ios8 is out and some apps now requires ios7, is it safe to update to 7. Or should I think of going to 8? Heard 8 may not work well with IPad 2.  Recommendations, thanks
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Three free tools that reveal your PC's deepest details (including product keys) - PC World.

PC Worldhttp://www.pcworld.com/article/2691766/three-free-tools-that-reveal-your-pcs-deepest-details-including-product-keys.html#tk.nl_pwr
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General Discussion / Advantages of a Personal Domain Name
« Last post by rsutter on October 09, 2014, 08:55:26 AM »

Hello All,


Recently, a friend contacted me asking about the advantages of a personal e-mail address versus one provided by Hotmail or other services.  Thinking that my response may be of general interest, I have pasted it below.


Please feel free to add your own experiences, whether in favor or against my strategies.

I have a personal domain name, rsutter.com.  With it and a web hosting account, I have created my personal e-mail address, ralph@rsutter.com.  I also have several free e-mail addresses, rsutter@cuesta.edu and ralphesutter@gmail.comAT&T, my DSL provider, gave me an SBC Global address, ralphsutter@sbcglobal.net.  I never use the Cuesta or the Gmail addresses to send e-mail.  I only use the SBC Global address when contacting AT&T to report a problem.
 
 I prefer the control that having a personal e-mail account gives me.  I set up an IMAP account.  With an IMAP account, I can configure it so that all of my e-mails are available off-line. When I go on-line I see the same e-mails whether I connect from my Windows 8 desktop, my Windows 8 laptop, my Apple laptop or my Linux computers.  If I receive or delete a message from one machine, it's added or removed everywhere.
 
 My e-mail client is Thunderbird.  It's cross-platform, working on Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.  I run Spam Assassin.  It is a feature incorporated in Thunderbird that intercepts suspected spam and allows the user to add new spam to the filtering.
 
 When I set up Thunderbird on a new computer, I simply download the program and install it on the new device.  Then I export my address book from another machine, importing it into the new machine.  In less than 3 minutes, I have all of my saved e-mails and addresses on the new machine.
 
 NOTE:  Many web hosts include domain name registration in the web hosting package.  GoDaddy is one such host.


Ralph Sutter
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General Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Preview
« Last post by DougD on October 05, 2014, 01:23:07 PM »
Yes, as a matter of fact, I do.    :D 8)

Looks to me as if WIN10 could be the needed rescue and rejuvenation of the Windows OS. Good to know.

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General Discussion / Re: Preview of Sutter's October Presentation on Printers
« Last post by rsutter on October 05, 2014, 10:37:47 AM »
Hello All,


I have reposted the notes on my printer presentation of 10/05/2014.  They still can be found at the original location, http://www.slobytes.org/presentations/sutter-1014/Printer.doc.


Ralph Sutter
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General Discussion / October 5, 2014 General Windows SIG review by Alan Raul
« Last post by Alan Raul on October 05, 2014, 08:56:40 AM »
The following software and links were discussed at the meeting:

Microsoft Surface Pro 3
http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us/products/surface-pro-3

AirParrot
http://www.airsquirrels.com/airparrot/

Are detachable computers the best of both worlds?
Laptops are workhorses; tablets are lightweight and fun. New detachable computers promise it all.
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2014/11/are-detachable-computers-the-best-of-both-worlds/index.htm

From ‘Monkey Boy’ to Developers: 6 classic videos of Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer
http://www.geekwire.com/2013/monkey-boy-developers-classic-videos-micrsofts-steve-ballmer/

Geek Uninstaller - Standard removal program leaves tons of leftovers on your PC. GeekUninstaller performs deep and fast scanning afterwards and removes all leftovers. Keep your PC clean! Use Force Removal for stubborn and broken programs.
http://www.geekuninstaller.com/

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General Discussion / Bulletin Board Update
« Last post by rsutter on October 05, 2014, 08:35:49 AM »
Hello All,


I just updated the software that runs the SLO Bytes Bulletin Board to SMF 2.09.
I didn't notice any ill effects as a result of this update.
If your experience differs from mine, please either post a message on this bulletin board or e-mail me directly at
ralph@rsutter.com.


Thanks,


Ralph Sutter
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General Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Preview
« Last post by Alan Raul on October 04, 2014, 10:15:28 PM »
I had an old SSD with Windows 7 and applications installed laying around which I did not use anymore. I did the Windows 10 upgrade just for experience. I have a backup to restore from if needed.

I have been using Windows 8 on my main desktop computer continuously for the last 1 1/2 years even though it has been out for almost 2 years. I also run Windows 8 on a variety of other computers, HTPC and laptops. I only used the Windows 8 desktop and not the Metro interface.

About a year ago I purchased a ASUS Transformer and then used the Metro interface as this is what it was really designed for. Last month I purchased a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and again I am using the Metro interface.

Initial impression with Windows 10 preview...
* The Windows 10 interface is a combination of Windows 7 and Windows 8.
* The Windows 10 underlying architecture could be called Windows 8.2.
* No major glitches, etc. so far. I have set up a computer with Windows 10 to take to the Sunday meeting for SLO Bytes members to get a hands-on experience. Let's see if they can break Windows 10!

On a side note... I have Windows 10 installed on a headless computer (No monitor, keyboard or mouse). The computer is only connected to the network and AC. The computer is on 24/7. I am able to play and look at Windows 10 from any of my computers including my iPad and large screen TV.

Don't you just love technology!
 

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