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2015 meeting schedule

posted Feb 17, 2015, 9:02 PM by Aaron Johnson

  • January 14th 2015 – Wednesday – Bettendorf Public Library
  • February 11th 2015 – Wednesday – Icons Rock Island
  • March 11th 2015 – Wednesday – Bettendorf Public Library
  • April 8th 2015 – Wednesday – Icons Rock Island
  • May 13th 2015 – Wednesday – Bettendorf Public Library
  • June 10th 2015 – Wednesday – Icons Rock Island
  • July 8th 2015  – Wednesday – Bettendorf Public Library
  • August 12th 2015 – Wednesday – Icons Rock Island
  • September 9th 2015  – Wednesday – Bettendorf Public Library
  • October 14th 2015 – Wednesday – Icons Rock Island
  • November 11th 2015  – Wednesday – Bettendorf Public Library
  • December 9th 2015 – Wednesday – Icons Rock Island

QCLUG "Linux Tech Showcase" Mock-up

posted May 14, 2014, 8:47 PM by Aaron Johnson

The QCLUG is now planning a Linux Tech Showcase to be held Fall 2014.

The Linux Tech Showcase will be the best event of the day that we hold it on – we are thinking we will host the Linux Festival with a target audience of college students. We can stalk IT faculty to promote the event and perhaps even host the event on separate college campuses. The possibility of a raffle is a way to raise some money, gather some interest, and give away a Linux beast.

The "Mock Showcase" will take place during the regular June QCLUG meeting which will be held at Icons in Rock Island.

Members and non-members are encouraged to join us and bring laptops, desktops, keyboards, mice, monitors, power cords, switches, ethernet cables, and of course Linux distribution media.

The success of the Mock Showcase will set the stage for the real Showcase in the Fall, so please help by joining us at the June QCLUG meeting and bring some hardware and a way to load your favorite Linux!

2014 meeting schedule

posted Nov 20, 2013, 7:09 PM by Aaron Johnson   [ updated Feb 25, 2014, 6:37 PM ]

  • November 12th 2013 – Tuesday – Bettendorf Public Library
  • December 11th 2013 – Wednesday – Icons Rock Island
  • January 8th 2014 – Wednesday – Bettendorf Public Library
  • February 12th 2014 – Wednesday – Icons Rock Island
  • March 12th 2014 – Wednesday – Icons Rock Island (Conflict at Bettendorf Public Library so we will meet at Icons this month!)
  • April 9th 2014 – Wednesday – Icons Rock Island
  • May 14th 2014 – Wednesday – Bettendorf Public Library
  • June 11th 2014 – Wednesday – Icons Rock Island
  • July 9th 2014  – Wednesday – Bettendorf Public Library
  • August 13th 2014 – Wednesday – Icons Rock Island
  • September 10th 2014  – Wednesday – Bettendorf Public Library
  • October 8th 2014 – Wednesday – Icons Rock Island
  • November 12th 2014  – Wednesday – Bettendorf Public Library
  • December 10th 2014 – Wednesday – Icons Rock Island

Windows/Linux Apps

posted Nov 11, 2013, 7:34 PM by Aaron Johnson   [ updated Nov 18, 2013, 4:52 PM ]

Windows Apps Linux AppsURL Features Resource
Microsoft OfficeLibreOffice, OpenOffice, Outlook.com (Skydrive), Google Docs
http://www.libreoffice.org/
http://www.openoffice.org/
http://www.outlook.com/
http://docs.google.com/
  • Microsoft Office Document 97-2010 compatibility
  • LibreOffice - Support for Visio and Publisher document formats
Microsoft Visio Pencil http://pencil.evolus.vn/
  • Easy to use interface 
  • Built-in open clip art SVG browser
 
Microsoft PublisherScribus http://www.scribus.net/
  • Built-in PDF creation including dynamic forms
Microsoft OutlookMozilla Thunderbird, Zimba Desktophttp://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/
http://www.zimbra.com/products/desktop.html
  • IMAP/POP3 support
  • Tabbed email
  • Search folders
 
Windows Media Player VLC http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
  • Built-in codec support for all major Audio/Video formats
  • Audio and Video streaming with transcoding support
 
iTunesClementinehttp://www.clementine-player.org/
  • iOS and MTP device support
  • Audio CD playback
  • Visualizations
  • Dropbox cloud support
 
Nero/Roxio K3b http://www.k3b.org/
  • Create/burn media of all types including Blu-ray
  • ISO ripping/burning
 
Winzip/Winrar/7-zip File Roller http://fileroller.sourceforge.net/
  • Support all major archive types including zip, 7z, rar, tar, tar.gz, etc.
  • Easy to use interface
 
     
     


Topics for 2013

posted Nov 1, 2012, 6:56 PM by Michael Brennan

Topics for 2013 were discussed at the last meeting.  You can find them here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ioX7AbD0UJNMSZNjRRnpJ3MSIM5nWK7oymCXlOgCZpM/edit

If anyone would like to commit to a particular month to discuss a topic that they have claimed, them please let us know at the November Meeting.

Elected Officers for 2012-2013

posted Nov 1, 2012, 6:50 PM by Michael Brennan

The elected officers for 2012-2013:
President - Paul Allen - paul.philip.allen@gmail.com
Vice President - (vacant)
Treasurer - Lee McKnight - ranger510@yahoo.com
Webmaster - Mike Brennan - bmike78@gmail.com
PR - (vacant)
Secretary - (vacant)

Elections are done every meeting in September.

Anyone interested in filling a vacant position can email Paul Allen.

Ubuntu 12.04 is out!

posted Apr 26, 2012, 8:18 AM by Paul Allen

It is official,  for those who use it, Ubuntu 12.04  Precise Pangolin is out.  This is a Long Term Support (LTS) version and will be supported longer then a regular release, so feel comfort in knowing it will be around for a while.
You can download it at http://www.ubuntu.com/ and go to the downloads section.

Mailing List is now Live!

posted Apr 9, 2012, 9:56 AM by Paul Allen

For those of you who are waiting for the official announcement, our mailing list is now live!  It is ran via Google groups at http://groups.google.com/group/qclug-list.  There are already some discussions going, so feel free to join in!

The new site

posted Feb 23, 2012, 7:11 PM by Paul Allen

Welcome to the new site.  Please be aware that this site is still new and things are being worked on actively.

If you are a member of the LUG, Please note that in order to see all the features of the site, you need to join our Google group.  If you need an invite, please let an officer know.  We will send you an invite as soon as we can.

Topics for this year

posted Feb 15, 2012, 6:28 PM by Michael Brennan   [ updated Feb 27, 2012, 10:41 AM ]

All,

We will vote on topics for this year at our next meeting on March 13th.  If you have any topics that you would like to present or there is something that you'd like to know more about, please email me.

Here is a list of what we've already discussed in the past:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Erkz2zTWZxb_P2Lt55dd4Nm0PG31AvuDKyVbPPRfzAI/edit

Thanks,

Mike Brennan
President

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