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Meeting Announcement

Linux-Ottawa April 2024 Meeting.


Thursday April 4th at 7pm


  1. Check mailing list for in-person clusters being hosted by other members.



  1. Scott Murphy will give a talk/demonstration of using a greaseweazel for floppy data recovery.
    1. We had a somewhat recent list discussion on recovering data from floppy disks that realistically do not have current support or hardware.
    2. The talk will be an absolute beginner's attempt to recover some of that data and by “beginner's attempt”, it means I have not previously attempted to read “foreign” diskettes from 40+ years ago, so this is a brand new thing for me to try.
  2. John Nash has a short talk on the annual burden of tax filing, PDFs, and using pdftk. A usual, there are unanticipated challenges with even what appears to be the simplest of things.
  3. JF Messier may have an item to discuss as well. Assuming we have not run out the clock at this point.

Ongoing TODO list

  • 2018 presentations (JN) – partial
  • More should you use linux (JN and others) – first pass done
  • Rationalize files into namespaces, e.g., :board ?? need better tool!

Should you use Linux?

Linux or, more properly GNU/Linux, is the operating system built on the kernel derived from the seminal work of Linus Torvalds combined with developments of Unix tools from Gnu, or the Free Software Foundation. It is a family of distributions, that is, implementations of this combination of software, with various combinations of components such as window managers, desktop layouts, packaging tools and application sets. Or see What is Linux?

As this website is for Linux-Ottawa, otherwise known as the Ottawa Canada Linux Users Group, we strongly support the use and promotion of Linux. However, that does not mean it is for everyone, or for every purpose. Some of the reasons to use Linux are discussed on that link, along with some situations where Linux may not be the best choice.

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