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General Discussion / Videos of SCaLE 16x
« Last post by rsutter on March 23, 2018, 08:38:54 AM »
Hello All,
Videos of the presentations delivered at the Southern California Linux Expo 3/8-3/11/2018 are on line at
Ralph Sutter
General Discussion / Ed Bott: Win10 Spring Creators Update (1803) Coming in April.
« Last post by Doug on March 21, 2018, 08:03:15 PM »
Ed Bott's advice: "Windows 10 Spring Creators Update 1803: Act fast to delay this big upgrade."

Evidently, the Home Edition cannot delay the upgrade. The best idea is to be sure that you have backed up your operating system drive c:\ in case there are serious flaws and you need to recover and try to install it again after the upgrade is corrected and finalized. 

Ed Bott:
Microsoft: Switching out of Windows 10 S Mode will be free for all.

Mary Jo Foley:
General Discussion / SLO Linux Users Group Notes for March 2018
« Last post by Alan J. Raul on March 15, 2018, 10:30:54 PM »
2018 Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) Report

Microsoft headlined a major Linux conference  - Bryan Lunduke

Microsoft is buying control of Linux - Bryan Lunduke

Microsoft to make Ubuntu a first-class guest under Hyper-V

Microsoft and Canonical to Offer Enhanced VM Experiences for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Sneak Peek: Taking a Spin with Enhanced Linux VMs
General Discussion / Re: Running Gparted on Ubuntu 17.10.1
« Last post by Alan J. Raul on March 15, 2018, 08:25:36 AM »
Since Ubuntu 18.04 is a LTS it will switch back to Xorg. It will be released at the end of April. Ubuntu was just testing Wayland on 17.10.

Ubuntu Drops Wayland, Switches back to Xorg

General Discussion / Running Gparted on Ubuntu 17.10.1
« Last post by rsutter on March 14, 2018, 03:06:29 PM »
Hello All
I'm in the middle of a new install of Ubuntu 17.10.1 and couldn't get the disk partitioning program, Gparted to install, despite assurances from the Gnome desktop that it was, in fact installed.
A Google search revealed the following comment
"For people having problems running gparted on Ubuntu 17.10: note that the default graphics environment is now Wayland and not X11. It appears that some programs (like gparted) haven't made the switch yet.

Before you log in, click on the gear next to login and switch to xorg. Then gparted should come up just fine.. would be nice if they warned you about this, or perhaps printed a useful error message... I don't think it's fair to blame gparted though."

I followed these suggestions and was finally able to launch Gparted.

Ralph Sutter
General Discussion / Re: Install LibreOffice 6 from Ubuntu Terminal with Snap
« Last post by Alan J. Raul on March 14, 2018, 10:46:05 AM »
I am currently running Ubuntu Mate 17.10.1 on my laptop. I was going to try Ralph's snap suggestion and found that LibreOffice had already automatically been updated to the latest version.

The April SLOLUG topic will be Snaps.

Snaps are containerized software packages that are simple to create and install. They auto-update and are safe to run. And because they bundle their dependencies, they work on all major Linux systems without modification.

Find snaps for Linux

Some snaps...

LibreOffice - is a powerful office suite including word processing and creation of spreadsheets, slideshows and databases.

VLC - is the VideoLAN project's media player. VLC plays every multimedia file and streams.

Skype -  instant message, voice or video call all for free, no matter what device they use Skype on. Skype is available on phones, tablets, PCs, Macs and Linux.

Pencilsheep - is a free professional image editor with full GPU acceleration.

Spotify - Stream the tracks you love instantly, browse the charts or fire up readymade playlists in every genre and mood. Radio plays you great song after great song, based on your music taste. Discover new music too, with awesome playlists built just for you.

General Discussion / Install LibreOffice 6 from Ubuntu Terminal with Snap
« Last post by rsutter on March 13, 2018, 05:41:32 PM »
Hello All,
Here is how to install LibreOffice 6 from the Ubuntu Terminal with Snap
Open the Terminal (At the Ubuntu desktop, hold down the Ctrl key and press t)
Enter the next line
sudo snap install libreoffice

To launch LibreOffice 6 type the next line at the Terminal

Simply typing libreoffice will launch an earlier version of the program.

Ralph Sutter
General Discussion / 2018 Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) Report
« Last post by Alan J. Raul on March 12, 2018, 11:01:43 PM »
Video (5 min 45 seconds) of some random pictures of SCaLE 16x and comments by Ralph and Alan.
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