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

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Jul 14, 2022, 2:58:41 PMJul 14
to Felton Linux Users Group LUG

Time: This Saturday at 11:00AM Pacific Time


Possible topics to discuss:

1) Robby may address whether right-to-repair efforts are becoming moot and also introduce the coding website 'CodeCademy'.

2) What is the purpose of Ctrl+Alt+F8?

3) Fedora is planning to support Raspberry Pi with the next version.

4) Firefox Send was a good tool for sending and sharing large files over the internet. It was discontinued abruptly. Internxt has launched a similar tool called Internxt Send.

5) Development for Linux MO0) int 21 is going in full swing. You should expect the beta to arrive in a week or so. Meanwhile, a list of some features you would see in the upcoming release is available.

6) Michael Larabel writes that Canonical engineers have continued with their "quest to improve the start-up for the Snap version of Mozilla Firefox" with the latest improvements reducing the start-time by around "50%" in Ubuntu. We are told much of this improvement is due to "a Mozilla change to copy only one locale/language pack" instead of all. Other improvements have been accomplished by switching GNOME and GTK theme snaps over to LZO from XZ compression. Work is continuing though and we are told "multi-threaded decompression" is next with other items being explored too.


Bring your latest fun computer experiences, problems and solutions to the meeting.

Hope to see you there...

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