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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