Keith Sayers | 10 Apr 02:13 2014
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[clug] Fanfold paper - free to a good home

     Could anyone use a box of fanfold paper - 70gsm - 279x381mm - as a gift?  
Bought by mistake - the wrong size for my printer - happy to give it to anyone 
who could us it.
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Keith Sayers                                           keith@...
6 Clambe Place
CHARNWOOD, ACT 2615,
Australia                                         http://www.keithsayers.id.au
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Scott Ferguson | 8 Apr 10:40 2014
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Re: [clug] Linux and City News Canberra

On 08/04/14 15:11, steve jenkin wrote:
> 
> On 8 Apr 2014, at 2:51 pm, Scott Ferguson <scott.ferguson.clug <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> Thanks Bob
>>
>> http://citynews.com.au/2014/open-source-gives-new-life-old-windows-xp-machines/
>>
>> (originally published in The Conversation)
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>>
>> Kind regards
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> +1
> hadn’t seen the article. Scott: thanks for the link.
> 
> Bob & Eric Well done. my congrats.
> 
> Anyone got comments on ‘RoboLinux’?

https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=46798
http://www.vagrantup.com/

Take a look at ReactOS before committing to XP.

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Scott Ferguson | 8 Apr 06:51 2014
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[clug] Linux and City News Canberra

Thanks Bob

http://citynews.com.au/2014/open-source-gives-new-life-old-windows-xp-machines/

(originally published in The Conversation)

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Paul Wayper | 8 Apr 00:00 2014
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[clug] April CLUG Programmers' Special Interest Group meeting

	CLUG Programmers' Special Interest Group Meeting - 10th April 2014
	==================================================================

Date:		10th April 2014 (Second Thursday of the month)

Time:		19:00 - 21:00 (or when it finishes)

Currently there are no talks scheduled. Would anyone like to volunteer?

Venue:		Room N101
		Computer Science and Information Technology Building
		North Road
		The Australian National University

		See http://clug.org.au/ for more directions and a map

Food/drink:	Pizza and soft drink/juice. Come hungry and bring 
		about $6 to cover the cost of your share if you want 
		some.

If you would like to give a talk at a future meeting, please email me.

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Paul Wayper | 7 Apr 00:00 2014
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[clug] Anyone want to give a talk for this week's PSIG meeting?

Hi,

Currently there is no talk scheduled for this week's PSIG meeting.

If you'd like to give a talk at this week's meeting, or a future meeting,
please drop me a line.

regards

Paul Wayper
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Adrian | 5 Apr 01:42 2014
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[clug] SD cards

I am trying to copy an img file from my machine to an SD card using dd.

Insert the card and ls shows /dev/sdb ..... as expected ... but, sudo dd if=...... of=/dev/sdb

dd: opening ‘/dev/sdb’: No medium found

Adrian

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Miles Goodhew | 27 Mar 12:57 2014
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Re: [clug] backups (linux Digest, Vol 135, Issue 11, message1)

Paul/All,

>                 This month, we'll be talking about backups.
...

  As may be evident by now, I couldn't come to the meeting, but would
still like to stick my oar in about this.
  I set-up an extremely "hands off" backup system for a friend (Non
comp. sci. person - not even I.T.). This basically consisted of daily
rdiff-backup clones of a file store, ageing-out after a year. A second
cron-job would rsync the complete versioned-backup directory to an
off-site machine.
  It's worked remarkably well with no hardware outages and only two
user-error file recoveries needing only to roll-back the current day's
changes (which, IIRC is just a file-copy w/ rdiff-backup).

  The main downside I can think-of right now is that it's _so_
hands-off, I've usually forgotten how to recover files by the time it
needs to be done again and I have to re-learn the procedure each time.

M0les.

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Paul Wayper | 24 Mar 23:00 2014
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[clug] March Canberra Linux Users Group meeting

	Canberra Linux Users Group Meeting - 27th March 2014
	====================================================

Date:		27th March 2014 (Fourth Thursday of the month)

Time:		19:00 - 21:00 (or when it finishes)

Speaker:	-

Abstract:	
		This month, we'll be talking about backups. 
		
		Everyone does backups, right? Everyone has copies of
		everything they work on saved somewhere safe. We also do
		regular backups, and save some of them to off-site
		locations in case of a disaster taking out the main
		backup. And we all test our backup recovery systems and
		know that our data is actually stored securely and will
		be correct when we find out we really need it. Right?
		:-) 
		
		This is a "round table" discussion, so bring your
		experience to share (and, if you can, your equipment to
		show around)!  

Venue:		Room N101
		Computer Science and Information Technology Building
		North Road
		The Australian National University

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Paul Wayper | 24 Mar 10:43 2014
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[clug] March Canberra Linux Users Group meeting


	Canberra Linux Users Group Meeting - 27th March 2014
	======================================================

Date:		27th March 2014 (Fourth Thursday of the month)

Time:		19:00 - 21:00 (or when it finishes)

Speaker:	You!

Abstract:	This month, we'll be talking about backups.

		Everyone does backups, right? Everyone has copies of
		everything they work on saved somewhere safe. We also do
		regular backups, and save some of them to off-site
		locations in case of a disaster taking out the main
		backup. And we all test our backup recovery systems and
		know that our data is actually stored securely and will
		be correct when we find out we really need it. Right?
		:-)

		This is a "round table" discussion, so bring your
		experience to share!

Venue:		Room N101
		Computer Science and Information Technology Building
		North Road
		The Australian National University

		See http://clug.org.au/ for more directions and a map
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steve jenkin | 23 Mar 02:44 2014
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[clug] Anyone heard of a "Windows XP End-of-Support" Day?

With Microsoft withdrawing support (no more patches or security updates) for Windows XP, is the
Linux/Open Source community responding?

The stats I've read say ~30% of Windows users are still on XP, with ~45% on Win-7. Win-8 is still below 10%.

I went through the pain of making a disk image of XP system and then running it up under Virtual Box.
Not simple or obvious to me with a limited Winders background, nor quick. [And now my Psion is broken, no real need.]

I’m not sure a single “XP Day” would be that successful, and how would you measure ‘success’, anyway?

But with the PCUG, and maybe MHV involved, on-going demos/workshops might work in Canberra.
It depends on the people still using XP: are they a roughly homogeneous group or not?

Are they mostly older people who’ve had “the computer” for 5-10 years and don’t want to spend money
on it or waste “brain bandwidth” on learning a new system. [That’s a powerful argument: change
involves a lot of work & learning, if there’s no compelling reason, then change for change’s sake is a
waste of valuable time/resources.]

We know from a number of older CLUG members, that Linux is a viable option if they’re motivated, have
broadband and get the occasional help from the community.

Anyone got comments - especially is there’s already something happening?
Or information on the demographics of all those rusted-on Win-XP users and their systems.

cheers
steve

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Adrian | 22 Mar 09:31 2014
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[clug] t2000 solaris install

Hi,

Is there anyone out there who can help me with a problematic solaris installation on a sun t2000?

Adrian

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