Crewkerne U3A have recently formed a Linux Group.
The group meets at Oscars Wine Bar, Crewkerne at 14:00 hrs upon the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the calendar month.
Further inquiries to the group leader Derek B McGouran 07944 770654 or 01460 929017
This autumn, Linux Group are going to run 3 workshops. Each workshop will be a stand-alone unit, but all 3 units logically follow on from each other. Each workshop will be suitable for computer users of all levels. Whilst workshops 2 and 3 will be upon a Linux platform, the topics discussed should help computer users on other platforms to have a better understanding of their own platform. Attendees with relevant questions shall be answered during each workshop.
Workshop 1 - build a computer out of a sack of bits.
During this workshop, many hardware items will be identified and discussed. It will show how and why each item is used. It will end when a computer has been assembled and can be started from a software installation disk.
Workshop 2 - build a Linux platform.
Utilising the computer built in workshop 1, the Linux operating system shall be installed to create a full Linux platform. The platform will be localised, then further utilities will be added. Many of the steps may be identified by attendees using other platforms. This will help them to better understand their own platforms.
Workshop 3 - build a private internet server.
Utilising the Linux platform built in workshop 2, internet server software shall be installed to create a fully operational server. Whilst this workshop may not have the appeal to general members as workshops 1 and 2, the questions answered during this workshop will be of general usefulness to all internet users.
Old Computers and Laptops
Any U3A members wishing to dispose of old computers and/or Laptops may contact the Linux Group. The Linux Group is in a position to ecologically dispose of such machinery. Any residual personal data will be humanely destroyed.