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Our April HLUG meeting will be held in a new location we will be trying for the first time.
The meeting will be held at the recently opened new venue 'The Point 4' near the centre of Hereford, http://www.thepoint4.info, owned and used mainly by the Blind College but open to all. It's a very smart place, with excellent facilities but unknown as yet to many Herefordians.
You can see more pictures of the venue here http://www.thepoint4.co.uk/socialise.html
This month we have a special meeting. We are very lucky to have Dr Malcolm Herbert, Director, European Strategy and Solutions from Red Hat giving us a presentation on Linux with topics such as :-
- Current market for Linux and other open source applications
- Key upstream technologies
- Some competitive analysis (I might be a bit biased)
This is one not to miss! Malcolm regularly speaks at conferences on Open Source topics and Open Source in Education.
Just a short mention that our February meeting will be taking place in Central Hereford on Wednesday 17th at 7.30.
Pls see/join our mailing list for further details,
Gotta dash ..
I haven't had time to report on our recent meetings, but pleased to see we are getting higher numbers coming along. Cookies in Leominster, our main venue these days is proving popular, and again thanks go to Matthew shop/gallery/net cafe owner and LUG member for hosting us and making us feel welcome !
Hello everyone, my name is Ken, I have used Windows 98, XP and more recently Vista which was installed on a new HP pc, after which I discovered that most if not all the software was installed on a trial basis only, I was somewhat peeved to say the least, and so I started looking around for alternatives and happened upon OpenSuse, purchased a DVD from The Linux Shop and installed it, had a few teething problems which I expected, but for the past month or so I have only used that OS and am very pleased with it, Open Office, Firebird, F Spot etc. are all excellent.
Unfortunately, our meeting venue for tomorrow's meeting is not available, and we have only had late notice of this. I am hoping that a meeting can be arranged at a local pub instead, so please follow our mailing list for the latest information on this. Apologies for late notice of this change, but it was unavoidable.
Our next meeting will be held again on the third Weds of the month, ie 21st October 2009 as below :-
We will be returning to Cookeys Net Cafe in Leominster. Cookeys is not just an Internet Cafe, but a Computer shop, and Art Gallery too.
HLUG is putting is putting together our final touches to our first event for Software Freedom Day. This is a global event, where community groups like ours try to explain and demonstrate that there is life after Windows and Macs, and the real true benefits of Open Source Software.
From 10 - 1 pm at Cookies Internet Cafe and PC Shop (on Black Swan Walk in between the High St and Somerfield) , in Leominster we will be providing expert advice, giving demos and showing how really quick & easy it is to install Linux on your average PC.
Hah! The clever Ubuntu 8.04 found and identified my wireless card immediately after I'd struggled for hours to find it with an updated XP system. In XP the card wasn't seen at all in a normal hardware search. Delving deeper by another programme found it but displayed a yellow ? meaning unknown. Intel's website searched my laptop and told me the card isn't an Intel product (oh yes it is). Eventually I discovered a clever detective program which searched out all of my hardware, confirming what Ububtu had discovered. Then I was able to download the necessary driver and made my wifi work in XP.
Our next meeting will be held again on the third Weds of the month, ie 16th September 2009 as below :-
We will be returning to Cookie's this month in Leominster and we'll be returning there this month.
Where : Cookies Internet Cafe, Computer Shop, Art Gallery, 3 Black Swan Walk, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 8HU
Time :- 7.30pm - 9.30pm(ish). The shop will be open just for us.
Topic :- Preparations for Software Freedom Day coming this Saturday. Also the usual Linux and open source help, advice and chat Please bring your pc and talk Linux!
The August meeting will take place on Wednesday 19th from 7pm at my home in Hereford city centre. The address details are on the mailing list, or email me on paul (at) vintage-radio.com.
There is a public car park nearby which is free after 6pm. Tea, coffee, biscuits and wireless internet are available. If anyone fancies a pint afterwards there are pubs only a couple of minutes walk away.
There is no specific plans for the evening, however we should discuss our plans for Software Freedom Day in September http://softwarefreedomday.org/teams/Herefordshire