April Meeting: Chrome Remote Desktop

When:

Thursday, April 18, 2024 @ 7:00pm

Where:

Wright State University
Russ Engineering Center, Room 302

We will also have an online presence via the Zoom web conferencing service.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87602254357
Meeting ID: 876 0225 4357

If joining a meeting from a Windows PC, the Zoom client will automagically download and attempt to install. For those using Linux, you can download the free (not Free) Zoom client from this page. It’s available for a variety of distributions.

For those attending in person, we will most likely adjourn to Milano’s afterward for food and socializing.

Presentations/Topics:

Nancy Christolear will talk about doing tech support for a remote user via Chrome Remote Desktop.

Eric Bentley will share his experience using ddrescue to clone a failing drive on a Windows 7 computer.

As always, any news, discussions, and questions about Linux / Open Source topics are welcome.

March Meeting: TBD

When:

Thursday, March 21, 2024 @ 7:00pm

Where:

Wright State University
Russ Engineering Center, Room 302

We will also have an online presence via the Zoom web conferencing service.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87602254357
Meeting ID: 876 0225 4357

If joining a meeting from a Windows PC, the Zoom client will automagically download and attempt to install. For those using Linux, you can download the free (not Free) Zoom client from this page. It’s available for a variety of distributions.

For those attending in person, we will most likely adjourn to Milano’s afterward for food and socializing.

Presentations/Topics:

No presentation is scheduled at this time. We will review the results of TechFest Dayton and our recent Linux Installfest.

As always, any news, discussions, and questions about Linux / Open Source topics are welcome.

TechFest Results

TechFest 2024 and the DLUG exhibit were both fairly successful. Attendance at the show was lighter then expected due to the weather, but there were 2500+ attendees (including over 1100 kids). We had a decent amount of traffic at our booth (considering our out-of-the-way location), and gave out 150 flyers.

Please join me in thanking our booth volunteers: Gary Turner, Ben Kendrick, Catherine Devlin, Steve Edwards, Rick Wills, Pat Flynn, and Ken Phelps. (Apologies if I forgot anyone!) These intrepid folks showing up and working the crowd are what makes this annual community outreach so successful for DLUG!

Next up is our Installfest on March 16th. This obviously a much more laid-back event, and we’ll have a lot of fun helping people get into Linux or solve their issues. Some of us will even bring our own toys to play with as well, such as our new Raspberry Pi 5s! But it’s important to have as many experienced Linux users there as possible, so please consider coming out for at least part of the day. (Did I mention we’ll have pizza?) More info here: https://linux.dma1.org/events/