Thursday, May 1, 2014

Monday May 5th at 7:00 PM

Learn About Linux with Jon GrosJean

Now that many people are facing the obsolescence of Windows XP, it may be time to consider a free operating system which will run faster on your old computer and includes a free office suite which will import and export Microsoft word documents.  It operates about the same way as the system you have been using but is much more customizable with different desktops.  Web browsing is exactly the same and it is very easy to become familiar with LibreOffice, the office suite.   Installation simply involves making a copy of your old files in My Documents, inserting a CD or DVD and following the instructions.  The files are then copied into the new installation. If you have some programs which will only run in Windows XP, it can be installed in what is called a virtual machine in Linux so that is safe from malware.  You can run your old programs or hardware and move files between the two systems. Jon GrosJean has been a Linux fan for some time now and has installed Linux on all his computers with the old Windows XP running in a virtual machine.  The first session will be to show how Linux operates, and the different versions which are available.  If there is enough interest, we can get started with the conversion process. Free and open to all.

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