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April 17, 2017

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Special Location:
Explorit Nature Center
3141 5th Street
Davis, CA 95616



Back to the Terminal

Bill Kendrick


Graphical User Interfaces, popularized by with Apple's Macintosh in 1984, and Microsoft's Windows 3.1 in 1992 and Windows95 in 1995, have been a great boon to multimedia creation and consumption -- photography, video, desktop publishing, web browsing, and more. However, the venerable terminal is still there, ready to tackle important tasks -- not just on Linux, but also under macOS / Mac OS X, and Windows!

In this talk, we'll discuss some interesting tools that can grant access to things you'd not expect be available on low-powered, non-graphical systems (for example, 30+ year old 8-bit home computers like Ataris, Apple IIs, and Commodore 64s!)

Email, Twitter, online chat (IRC, Slack, and various Instant Messengers), web browsing, word processing, spreadsheets, and even multitasking, are all possibilities!

Bill Kendrick is an avid 'Mutt' email client user, Atari 8-bit computer fanatic, and started his career doing web development via an MSDOS IBM PS/2 with a 19.2Kbps dialup modem, running 'Lynx' browser remotely on his school's SunOS workstation. His first computer with a GUI was a Pentium running RedHat Linux. Shortly after getting it, he helped co-found LUGOD.


A flyer may be available, if you'd like to print it and post it!

  • Introduction of new members
    If you're a new member, or haven't been to LUGOD for a while, take some time to introduce yourself to us. (Who are you, what do you use Linux for, how did you discover LUGOD, etc.)
  • News, Questions and Announcements
    Companies with on-topic announcements and members with Linux-related questions or news can speak up now. Also, a summary of what's been going on in the worlds of Linux, GNU, Open Source, BSD, Free Software, other Unixes, etc.
  • Special Elections
    Kenneth Lyons
  • Project Reports
  • Other Business
  • Voluntary due collection
    A collection basket will be passed around. Feel free to donate, or not donate, to LUGOD. (We're a 501(c)7 non-profit.)
  • Mini Presentation
    Demos and short-topic speakers are also common at meetings.
    • None scheduled
  • Presentation
    Presentations are the core of our meetings.
    • Back to the Terminal
      Bill Kendrick

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