FOSS User Group in
Natick, Massachusetts (NatickFOSS.org)
by A. Richard Miller
visits since 110228; last
FOSS stands for Free, Open-Source Software.
|The FOSS User Group meets 3-6PM on the 1st Thursday of most months (but 2nd Thursday in January, July and September) at the Natick Community-Senior Center at 117 East Central Street/Route 135 (508/647-6540) in Room 125, the 1st-floor Classroom.
Our next meeting will be on October 2nd, 2014.
See the FOSS User Group Archive, for details of our meetings and related events.
Would you like to learn about good, free, reliable software for your
computer, and share ideas with others who use it?
Since March 2011, Dick and Jill Miller of
Miller Microcomputer Services have led these monthly discussions and demos of FOSS
computer software for beginners and experienced users. From Firefox to
Linux, from office applications to games, family history and photo
editing, thousands of programs await our attention!
Show up by 3PM for an introductory slide talk, and feel free to bring
your laptop computer.
NatickFOSS.org can help any
person or group to add more computing power at no software cost -
and with much lower hardware cost, as well.
(Volunteer groups, take note.) Join the Free, Open-Source Software revolution that is sweeping the world! We
feature free GNU/Linux operating systems, and Ubuntu in particular, but
most of the application programs and techniques apply equally well when
you're using Android Linux, Mac OS X (all also Unix-based), or Windows. Every FOSS meeting has something for your computer operating system, and something for beginners through experts.
Our FOSS meetings are free and
we welcome all from high-schoolers to seniors, from
Natick and Metrowest and beyond; anyone who is interested. (The Community-Senior Center offers free parking for your car or
bike. It's a half-mile walk from the Natick Center commuter-rail
station on the Boston-Worcester line; if you need a lift from there, phone MMS well in advance.)
We volunteer free
time from our company, MMS, which is designed from the ground up to
help our computer-consulting clients while helping the community in
which we live. We are
delighted that the Natick Community-Senior Center hosts this
monthly event in its fine facility. We also thank O'Reilly Media, Inc. and Boston User Groups for supplying good computer books for our frequent book raffles. And we thank all the members who make our meetings matter.
In between monthly meetings, we can help in other ways:
Try the Ubuntu Linux computer (and its beginner's manuals) in the
Center's computer room! (It performs much faster than Windows on that
2. Try our Linux Loaner Laptop in your own home; contact Algot Runeman (1-508/380-4820 cell; email@example.com).
3. For continuing information,
you must e-mail to TheMillers@millermicro.com:
"Please subscribe me
FOSS/Linux e-mail list." (We don't see the Center's list.)
4. Notes and links from past talks at our FOSS User Group:
5. Share information and questions on the NatickFOSS Forum.
Some other Linux and Open-Source activities are listed in our Events
7. See our favorite links
about GNU/Linux and Open-Source in the Techie section near the top of our MMS web site's home
8. You can print and post this 8-1/2"x11" NatickFOSS.org poster, to alert others:
9. We can present a slide talk to your group, about the Free, Open-Source Software revolution that is sweeping the world.
Share this message with interested friends!
We look forward to your help, to make this a very useful and friendly
FOSS User Group!
Jill Miller, Partners, MMS <TheMillers@millermicro.com>
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