June 21, 2017

discussion topics this month:
Raspberry Pi, a series of small single-board computers — https://raspberrypi.org/
Debian 9 “Stretch” released June 17th. A free operating system (OS) for your computer — http://www.debian.org/
pfSense software is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD specifically tailored for use as a firewall and router that is entirely managed via web interface. https://www.pfsense.org/
Intel Optane Memory
LinuxFest Northwest 2017
Ubuntu Podcast — http://ubuntupodcast.org/
MyPaint is a nimble, distraction-free, and easy tool for digital painters. It supports graphics tablets made by Wacom, and many similar devices. Its brush engine is versatile and configurable, and it provides useful, productive tools. http://mypaint.org/
Using Ethernet over power-line devices, such as the Linksys PLWK400, to extend your wireless network to remote locations.
fun projects to test:
FreeNAS 11
FreeNAS is an operating system that can be installed on virtually any hardware platform to share data over a network. FreeNAS is the simplest way to create a centralized and easily accessible place for your data. Use FreeNAS with ZFS to protect, store, backup, all of your data. FreeNAS is used everywhere, for the home, small business, and the enterprise.
Nextcloud 12
A safe home for all your data. Access, share and protect your files, calendars, contacts, communication & more at home and in your enterprise. — https://nextcloud.com/

For those interested in astronomy and exoplanets, check out epesode 302 of Triangulation, an interview with Michael Summers, author of Exoplanets: Diamond Worlds, Super Earths, Pulsar Planets, and the New Search for Life Beyond Our Solar System.

hope to see you next month….