We won't pick just one ahead of time. We will accept suggestions and requests, as the course of the meeting will be entirely up to those that attend. Join us to share the knowlege, learning experiences, problem solving and effective techniques.
We will mostly explore the traditional Graphical User Interface (GUI), as it is easy to use, often familiar, and friendly to use. We will NOT focus on the Command Line Interface (CLI) as it is seldom required and generally optional.Order of Events:
First some simple introductions, administrative minutia, announcements, and then you can Call For Help during our Questions and Answers period.
Sometimes we will watch a video or have a slide show presentation, after which there will be general discussions that usually lead to additional topics.
Sometimes, there can be a live demonstration of a Linux distribution (distro) installation, updating, changes, features and applications.
We have access to many formal slide show presentations; but, we use them only to present information and encourage discussion. We encourage and prefer lively interaction and user questions.
We always want user questions to be asked. We never think that any question is too dumb.
A selected topic will NOT restrict the course of our meetings. These topics are tentative. They are only suggestions.
The Saint Louis, Missouri (MO), STL Linux Users Group for Seniors (sLUGs) usually meets on the second Friday of each month from 1:00PM to 3:30PM to talk about Linux, various Linux Distributions (Distros), installation, use, and other Free Opens Source Software (FOSS). This is a daytime Linux Users Group (LUG) for those that can not do evening meetings.
If you aren't a senior citizen, you can come anyway. We won't hold that against you. Skill levels may range from complete novice newcomers to experienced long-time users.
There is no fee to be a member. Meetings are free and open to everyone.
There are many good reasons for switching to Linux. Or, not. It all depends on individual needs. There are also some challenges that potential new users should consider. Mostly any problems are offset by the advantages.
We want to provide to senior newcomers what other local LUGs don't. We want to promote Linux use by seniors, attract existing senior Linux users, and exploit the knowlege of those existing senior Linux power users.
We have reserved rooms; but, meeting topics depend on your interest. A number of our senior local MS Windows power users are attending. They work with both MS Windows and Linux, and love it. Making everything work between different Operating Systems drives these individuals and they are familiar with all kinds of problems. They just continually try to sell you free software.
The St. Louis Linux Users Group for Seniors (sLUGs) exists to provide up-to-date information about Linux and FOSS, its associates applications, features, capabilities, limitations, community, and to provide answers to technical questions.
sLUGs is a Linux Users Group (LUG) that is loosely affiliated as a Special Interest Groups (SIG) with the St. Louis Unix Users Group (SLUUG). Under SLUUG care the room fees are paid and web page support is provided.
SLUUG is a not-for-profit professional association designed to foster education and communication among computer users. SLUUG members include many Linux and UNIX professionals, Networking experts, hobbists, students, plus many who are interested in Unix, Unix-like Operating Systems, Linux, other Free Open Source Software (FOSS) applications, products and services.