[Rustington] Portsmouth LUG Meeting on Saturday, 18th June, from 13:00 to 18:00

Lisi Reisz lisi.reisz at gmail.com
Thu Jun 16 22:57:06 UTC 2016

The next meeting of Portsmouth Linux User Group will be next Saturday, 18th 
June, from 13:00 to 18:00 at the Broadoak Sports and Social Club, Hilsea.

You are all warmly invited.  Now the days are longer you can easily get home 
in the light, so I hope to see more of you. :-).  Moreover, Southern Railway 
is not planning on striking that day, though I'm afraid that its service 
remains dicey, so it would be as well to check nearer the time if you are 
planning on using it.

You wouldn't miss an England match, and it doesn't sound like very good 
gardening weather, so come for some techie chat and a wallow in history or 
nostalgia – depending on your age!

Prue Amner will be talking about the dawn of computing.  (She gave up active 
programming and development in 1979!)  We normally like things to be Unixy 
and Open Source.  But the subject of Prue's talk, “The first interactive 
computer system to design real buildings”, antedates both. :-/ 

It will be our usual Bring a Box meeting: bring your problems, bring your 
gadgets, come to chat or come to learn.  Bring anything from a smartphone to 
a large desktop - so long as it is, at least partly, Open Source!  And 
remember that Android has a Linux kernel. ;-)  Or just bring yourself.  You 
may bring a box, not you must bring a box.

If you are daunted by something you want to install, upgrade, try out or test, 
do your installation, upgrade, configuration, testing, at the meeting with 
all those helpful, knowledgeable, people round you.

We do ask that if people want large downloads (the whole of Debian, anyone?) 
they ask in advance and one of us will download the file or files and bring 
them in.

I look forward to seeing some of you there. :-)  If you haven't been before, 
don't be shy.  We are a friendly group, and would love to see you.  
Come and see what we are about and what we look like.


P.S. Advance notice of July meeting:  Andrew Wilkins will be talking on “Open 
Source VPN with strongSwan Assure”.

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