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Hello All,

Initially, I couldn't get from the link,, to the purchase link.  That only worked after I paused my add blocker.  The prompt to do so didn't appear the firs few times that I attempted to purchase the software.
After pausing the ad blocker, I could purchase PIA. 

Ralph Sutter
General Discussion / System 76 Galago Pro Pre Order for May Delivery
« Last post by rsutter on April 12, 2017, 12:30:08 PM »
Hello Ubuntu Fans,
System 76 is taking pre-orders for the 13" Galago Pro

Ralph Sutter
Kyle has spoken at both SLO Bytes and the now-defunct Mac User Group in the past.

This is quite a success story.
General Discussion / Windows 10 Creators Edition
« Last post by Alan Raul on April 07, 2017, 10:03:06 AM »
Hardware requirements:
•   Processor: 1GHz or faster processor or SoC
•   RAM: 1GB for 32-bit or 2GB for 64-bit
•   Hard disk space: 16GB for 32-bit OS or 20GB for 64-bit OS
•   Graphics card: DirectX9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
•   Display: 800×600

The official release of Windows 10 Creators Edition date is April 11th (Patch Tuesday). It is available now for everyone by using the Media Creation Tool.

Download the Media Creation Tool at this link:
I have successfully installed the update on many computers with 100% success. These have varied from computers with spinning drives, SSD’s, laptops and tablets both x64 and x86 systems. Some have been clean installs while others have been upgrades. Of course, all these people had a current system and data backup. I have done a “clean install” on my personal laptop and bench computer with no issues.

I am not recommending you rush out an update to the latest version, but if you are prepared for the update (You have a current backup), now may be the time for you. You will eventually be forced by Microsoft to update your Windows 10 system.

For those who do not have a fast Internet connection or may have trouble creating a Windows 10 USB install flash drive I am available at the Pismo Beach Starbucks on a regular basis (usually in the late afternoon or evening) to help you. This will not be installing the update; only getting the files to you or creating a USB install flash drive. Contact me to see when I will be there.
General Discussion / Alan Raul - April 2, 2017 First and Second Session Notes
« Last post by Alan Raul on April 02, 2017, 10:12:23 AM »
2017 Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) Report

What's new in iOS 10.3

Apple is upgrading millions of iOS devices to a new modern file system today

“Samsung Dex” is a $150 Galaxy S8 dock that makes your phone into a desktop

Rii i8+ 2.4GHz Mini Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad Mouse

Brother HL-L2360DW Mono Laser Printer

Big Sur Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge Demolition

An overview of Windows as a service

VPN: Why you should hide your IP address

Private Internet Access – a VPN Service that encrypts your connection and provides you with an anonymous IP to protect your privacy.

apis cor - a mobile construction 3D printer which is capable of printing whole buildings completely on site.
ESD - short for Electronic Software Distribution, a system for selling software over a network.

San Luis Obispo Guild Hall – our future meeting location.

How to Switch to a Local Account from a Microsoft Account in Windows 10

Local Account

•Is more private
•Always works, regardless of Internet connectivity
•Can have any name/screen name you wish, instead of sharing your email address to everyone who walks by your locked computer.
•Can have any password you wish, and it is totally separate from your (hopefully) secure email password.

•Can't use some apps
•Apps that do work require manual sign-in one by one
•The app sign-in dialog tries to trick you into converting your Standard Account into a Microsoft Account.

Windows 10 Creators Update: Coming April 11

General Discussion / Surprise Update
« Last post by dickJ on March 26, 2017, 01:16:17 PM »
Today, 3/26/17 around Noon, I went to check my Win 10 Updates page for a Defender definition update, and was surprised to find a new Win 10 Update starting.  It was KB 4015438, Cumulative Update  for Win 10, version 1607. It took a while to download, and then the Restart took a very long time. It seems to be O.K. but I was surprised they didn't hold it until Tuesday morning, after my Monday Backup!
You can find further information on this update in Microsoft, by searching for March 20, 2017 - KB 4015438 (OS Build 14393.969)
General Discussion / Re: Blocking OSIRIS
« Last post by DougD on March 20, 2017, 06:47:42 AM »
Here is a possibility, but I can't guarantee anything. Evidently, OSIRIS makes a copy of your files and encrypts them as it does and then deletes the original file. RECUVA suggests that you might be able to restore the deleted files but only after you are sure that the OSIRIS virus has been removed from your computer. It's worth a try.

More info about the virus:
General Discussion / Re: Blocking OSIRIS
« Last post by DougD on March 19, 2017, 09:36:26 PM »
When you say "infection", are you referring to encrypted files?  Do you mean that the 7 items located by Malwarebytes were all other than OSIRIS? Since Malwarebytes states that it can block OSIRIS, contact them and be sure that it will remove the infection. See if you can identify the seven items that it found. Put them up on Google and see what their identity is and how they might operate.  Since Malwarebytes did not remove the evidence of infection as you found it, contact them for their interpretation. Can you delete the encrypted files?
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