Ubuntu-MD Loco Team
405 Frederick Rd | Catonsville, MD 21228 | 410.788.7011 | Email
Welcome To

Ubuntu MD Loco

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Our Group's Purpose

Computer Lab

We are one of many worldwide groups that volunteer our time to help promote the use of free and open-source Ubuntu Linux computer operating system.

We meet monthly on the 4th Saturday at 1 pm at Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) Rolling Road campus in Catonville, MD.

Our meetings typically include a presentation on an open-source topic. We also set aside time to help attendees with computer related issues. Please join our mailing list to stay informed of our activities.

For your reference we have a copy of the book Linux 8 Books for Dummies available for download.

A copy of the book Linux Administration Cookbook can be downloaded from this link.

Past Meetings Presentation Notes

Here are some of the presentations and reviews from past meetings:

Dr. Jon Squire gave a presentation at our February 26, 2022 meeting on python graphics creation. You can access the presentation notes here. He also has a link to learn other programming languages.

Our October 23, 2021 meeting focused on an article entitled "Is Linux a Waste of Time and Just Stick with Windows" and an overview of Ubuntu 21.10 release. Here are the notes.

The September 25, 2021 meeting included a presentation by Bob Blum.

Our June 26, 2021 meeting included two presentations. The first by Stuart Hirsch on Libreweb safe Internet browsing. Bob Blum did a second presentation on customizing your Linux desktop.

The April 23, 2021 meeting featured a presentation by Ron Swift on NASA use of open-source programs and the presentation notes are here.

Here are the presentation notes from our Feb 27, 2021 meeting on firewalls and antivirus programs.

Our January 23, 2021 virtual meeting included a discussion of PeppermintOS and our proposed presentation topics for the year. The Notes are here.

Ron Swift November 21, 2020 presentation on Pi400 and Scribus Desktop Publishing notes are here.

Natasha Johnson October 24, 2020 Wordpress presentation notes are here.

Giovanni Headley excellent Gimp presentation on September 26, 2020 along with sample files is locate here.

Dr. Jon Squire July 25, 2020 virtual presentation notes on Python3 GUI programming using the tkinter module is here.

Our virtual meeting on June 27, 2020 had a discussion on wireguard VPN and a reference url document guide is attached. Additional notes on wireguard setup were added after the meeting and are shown here.

Our first virtual meeting was held on April 25, 2020 and here are the notes.

Presentation notes from our Feb 22, 2020 discussion on MX Linux, Linux Lite and Nextcloud are here.

Bash scripting presentation notes download from our November 2019 meeting.

Dr. Jon Squire excellent overview of various programming languages presentation on September 28, 2019 is at this link.

Bash Scripting resources to include Bash Howto Guide and Bash Cheat Sheet are available.

Our July 27, 2019 meeting included a discussion of troubleshooting tips for Ubuntu systems. Here are the presentation notes.

Notes from our June 22, 2019 open meeting discussion is here.

Notes from Ron Swift March 23, 2019 discussion on Encryption is located here. Steven Weber also gave a presentation on DBAN disk wiping program and the encrption program Veracrypt on the same day.

Mike Montenegro Feb 23, 2019 presentation notes on Beginners Guide to R Statistical and Graphing Program.

The November 17, 2018 presentation on the Pi3 Wireless Access, Pi3 print server and other Pi3 system uses notes and references.

Ron Swift gave a presentation on October 27, 2018 about the features in Ubuntu 18.10 and he demonstrated using a chromebook with Android and Linux command line. His presentation notes are attached.

Wes Westhaver September 22, 2018 presentation on Xojo Application Development notes are attached.

Ron Swift June 23, 2018 presentation on LXC containers on Raspberry Pi3 is here.

Scott Beeker April 28, 2018 setup notes for the Pi cluster is displayed at this link.

Ron Swift discussed plans for 2018, a review of Ubuntu 18.04 and a presentation on using snap to install complete applications. His presentation notes are shown here.

Scott Beeker gave the first of a multipart presentation at the October 28, 2017 meeting on Docker containers and Swarm clusters. The notes are here.

Dr. Jon Squire updated Python presentation at our Sept 23, 2017 meeting is at this link.

Ron Swift April 22, 2017 Raspberry Pi home server setup notes are located here.

Here is Dr. Jon Squire Feb 25, 2017 Python presentation.

At our Jan 28, 2017 meeting we discussed possible presentation topics for the year. We also decided to devote the March 2017 meeting to helping persons install Ubuntu on their laptop. Ron Swift also gave a presentation on running Ubuntu Mate on a Raspberry Pi3. The meeting notes are here.

Ron Swift Nov 19, 2016 security presentation that focused on desktop Ubuntu users is here.

Bryan Rock's excellent presentation notes from the October 22, 2016 meeting about commandline commands and scripts are here in two versions: the commands and the commands with the answers.

Updated notes on installing Ubuntu as dual boot on a Windows system with UEFI here.

The June 25, 2016 meeting was devoted to a series of lightning talks about some of the attendees favorite Ubuntu related programs. The notes can be downloaded.

Ron Swift lead a discussion of the Ubuntu 14.04 desktop at the March 19, 2016 meeting which included overviews of the unity, kde and xfce window manager flavors of Ubuntu. The notes from the discussion can be downloaded.

Here are the presentation notes on the discussion regarding running Ubuntu on a Chromebook at our Jan 30, 2016 meeting.

Ron Swift gave an overview of the changes expected in Ubuntu 15.10 and a presentation on using Wordpress and Joomla content management web development systems on Ubuntu servers at the Sept 26, 2015 meeting.

Jean Yav gave a presentation on KVM virtualization at the Mar 28, 2015 meeting.

Bryan Rock gave the first of a two part presentation on System Administration at the Feb 28, 2015 meeting.

Ron Swift presented on Installing Ubuntu at the Jan 24, 2015 meeting. He also referenced a guide on VirtualBox usage that was prepared for another Linux group.

Alex Smith presented on using ProxMox to build a personal cloud on October 25, 2014.

Stuart Hirsch also gave an overview of his presentation, Socially Responsible Computing at the October 25, 2014 meeting.

Jack Suter presentation on IRC Basic Usage which was given on September 27, 2014.

Bryan Rock presentation on Installing MediaWiki which was given on June 28, 2014.

Jean Yav Using the Command Line - Part 1 Feb 22,2014 presentation.

Ruth W. review of the book Ubuntu Unleashed Desktop write up.

Our November 23, 2013 meeting featured a review of Gimp, the image management program.

LibreOffice presentation on Jun 22, 2013.

Ubuntu Unity Tips and Tricks Mar 30, 2013 presentation

Our September 2013 meeting was devoted to a discussion and review of LinuxLite

October 2013 meeting where we reviewed Ubuntu 13.10 and Owncloud was well attended with 10 attendees.