ubuntu-us-nj Newb here
Edward M. Corrado
ecorrado at ecorrado.us
Tue Aug 17 13:37:00 BST 2010
Although it is not Ubuntu-specific, since you mention liking old
fashioned user groups, I'd recommend you checking out LUG/IP (Linux
Users Group/In Princeton) if you haven't already done so. The meet twice
a month (a general meeting and a hardware SIG) and also occasionally
have informal meet-ups. Meetings are in Lawrenceville and Hamilton.
Details can be found at http://lugip.org/
Evan Koblentz wrote:
> Hello world --
> Installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my primary PC last week. I miss some of XP's
> bells and whistles, but mostly I'm happy with this alternative. At
> first I was impressed with how quickly it boots -- then I was MORE
> impressed with how quickly it shuts down!
> Other than some Solaris in college (mid-1990s) and even less Red Hat at
> work (late 1990s), I have no *nix experience at all.
> Non-commercial plug: I think old-fashioned user groups are awesome. I'm
> founder and president of a group called MARCH (Mid-Atlantic Retro
> Computing Hobbyists) ..... we're a motley crew of retrotech fans, mostly
> focusing on computers from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. We have a
> bricks-and-mortar computer museum in Wall Township, and we host the
> annual Vintage Computer Festival East. Ya'll may have met us at TCF,
> HOPE, etc.
> Anyway, I'd like to meet locals who can help me learn Ubuntu.
> First big question: in XP, I was fanatical about updating my A/V,
> anti-spyware, firewall, etc. ...... are these non-issues in Linux? Or
> what should I be using for security?
> And when is the next meeting?
> - Evan
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