We work with any computers that come our way at EPCUG and lately we have been playing with Chromebooks and various versions of Linux on laptops. Just for fun I'm going to give away a (2006 I think) Toshiba laptop and power supply with Peppermint Linux installed. It will do all a Chromebook will do … Continue reading Linux laptop vs. Chromebook
First I need to apologize for having cancelled last week's meeting. It wasn't intentional so I’ll make it a lesson on using Google Calendar. After setting up our new Google Group as a maillist I saw that it would connect to Google Calendar and I set up my EPCUG calendar to have the meeting dates … Continue reading Woops! Sorry…
Our group has evolved from being a PC computer group to an 'All things computer' type of group. The notebooks coming to the meeting are mostly Windows, but Don brings a Mac, Steve has machines with a variety of Linux OS's on them, I have my new acquisition, a Chromebook, and everyone has an Android … Continue reading Computer Variety
We've had a new guest the last few weeks who lost his website support and was unable to update his website. Most of our meetings attend to computer operation and web discoveries but we've had some fun problem solving WordPress managed websites. WordPress operates about a quarter of all websites on the internet, quite an … Continue reading Keeping a WordPress Website
Since the food court at Fifth Street is likely closed anyway we will not meet on Christmas or New Years day. Come see us in weeks after the holidays.
Three (or four, or five?) years ago my son gave me his HP notebook as he had just bought a better gaming notebook for himself. It's still a great machine but I have to confess not taking care of it as I should have. For some time now it has gotten pretty hot and become … Continue reading Computer Dust
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OK, it's hard to call them meetings. Some come for the afternoon coffee, some have questions about their PC,Mac, Android or iphone workings, and some just with questions about the Internet in general. There is a new sandwich shop at the Fifth Street Market (very good!) and we all have a good time. If you … Continue reading September 19, 2016 Gathering