Come join our online Linux/Computer/Tech meeting this Saturday

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Wayne

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Aug 4, 2022, 3:31:17 PMAug 4
to Felton Linux Users Group LUG

Time: This Saturday at 11:00AM Pacific Time

Location: https://meet.jit.si/FeltonLUG#config.disableTileEnlargement=true


Possible topics to discuss:

1) Robby may talk about using FlatPak and Bottles instead of WINE.

2) Ubuntu 21.10 has reached the end of life. 22.04 anyone?

3) Ubuntu upgrade from 20.04 to 22.04 available as of August 4th.

4) Dell shipped and unveiled Ubuntu edition for XPS.

5) LibreOffice vs. OpenOffice: Which should You pick?
https://itsfoss.com/libreoffice-vs-openoffice/

6) Running Turbo-Tax on Linux:
https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/is-there-a-linux-compatible-turbotax-version/00/574231
https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1548183
https://askubuntu.com/questions/23134/how-to-run-turbotax-online

Or, try this:
- sudo aptitude install wine
- download Firefox for Windows and install under Wine.
- download and install flash 9 or 10 for Windows under Wine.
- open the Wine version of Firefox, and Turbo Tax Online will think you are using Windows, This is purported to work every time.


As always, bring any questions you have, or join us to help others find solutions to their tech-related problems.

Do we have any volunteers with a topic they would be willing to present?


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Hope to see you there...

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