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Introduction to your FreeGeek Computer class this Sunday July 10th

by Evelyn Lopez

An interactive educational experience. Come learn all about the new computer you got from FreeGeek. From the Linux operating system to the desktop to how to install apps, this class will teach you all you need to know. Don't miss it, Sunday July 10th 2016 from 3:00 to 5:00pm.

Sunday Fun At FreeGeek - Photo Edition

by Evelyn Lopez
Sunday Fun at FreeGeek Chicago June 26 2016

Geeky Poll

by Evelyn Lopez
Should FreeGeek have a reference library?
 
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Geek Poll - Results

by Evelyn Lopez

This Week at FreeGeek Chicago - Linux Guards my Money

by Evelyn Lopez

This Day in Tech History:

Gates Announces Transition from Microsoft

http://thisdayintechhistory.com/06/15/gates-announces-transition-from-microsoft/

 

Hello geeks!

 

FreeGeek Chicago has some special announcements for you:

 

  • FreeGeek has a Command Line and a Gaming on Linux class in need of volunteer teachers. If you are interested in teaching this class on the weekends (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) email Douglas Shoback at Teach@FreeGeekChicago.org

  • Our Introduction to your FreeGeek computer will be taught every first Sunday of the month starting May 1st. Check our calendar for any changes.

  • Friendly reminder: Volunteer days are Friday and Sunday from 11:00am – 5:00pm

  • For all who have never volunteer with us or wish to re-volunteer, orientation is every Friday and Sunday at 11:00am

  • Check out our thrift store for our awesome desktop and laptop selection

  • We need weekday volunteers! Are you interested in server research and Mac building? Contact Jsimpson@freegeekchicago.org

  • Missed Community Council? Check out the notes: http://tinyurl.com/hkla5ag

 

Poll Results

 

Sunday Fun At FreeGeek - Photo Edition

by Evelyn Lopez
Sunday Fun at FreeGeek Chicago June 12 2016

This Week at FreeGeek Chicago - Visual FX

by Evelyn Lopez

This Day in Tech History:

Launch of Venera 4

http://thisdayintechhistory.com/06/12/launch-of-venera-4/

 

Hello geeks!

FreeGeek Chicago has some special announcements for you:

 

  • FreeGeek has a Command Line and a Gaming on Linux class in need of volunteer teachers. If you are interested in teaching this class on the weekends (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) email Douglas Shoback at Teach@FreeGeekChicago.org

  • Our Introduction to your FreeGeek computer will be taught every first Sunday of the month starting May 1st. Check our calendar for any changes.

  • Janet's FreeGeek birthday is on June 25th. We are having a potluck style party. Bring what you can. We WILL have cake.

  • Friendly reminder: Volunteer days are Friday and Sunday from 11:00am – 5:00pm

  • For all who have never volunteer with us or wish to re-volunteer, orientation is every Friday and Sunday at 11:00am

  • Check out our thrift store for our awesome desktop and laptop selection.

  • We need weekday volunteers! Are you interested in server research and Mac building? Contact Jsimpson@freegeekchicago.org

 

Geeky Poll

by Evelyn Lopez
What's your Favorite Linux Distro?
 
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Sunday Fun At FreeGeek - Photo Edition

by Evelyn Lopez
Sunday Fun At FreeGeek june 5th 2016

Geek Poll

by Evelyn Lopez
Should FreeGeek Chicago have a game night?
 
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Meet-a-Geek

by Evelyn Lopez

 

Meet-a-Geek

 

Here at FreeGeek Chicago we love our volunteers. They are the reason we are still operating and their dedication makes our lives a lot easier. With that in mind, we have created a segment on our website we like to call Meet-a-Volunteer. In this segment we will feature one of our volunteers every month. We hope you get to know them as we have.

Geek Poll

by Evelyn Lopez
Should FreeGeek Chicago make YouTube videos?
 
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Sunday Fun At FreeGeek - Photo Edition

by Evelyn Lopez

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Sunday Fun at FreeGeek Chicago May 29th 2016

This Week at FreeGeek Chicago - Let's Make some Music!

by Evelyn Lopez

This Day in Tech History:

The Day the Music Industry Changed Forever – Napster

http://thisdayintechhistory.com/06/01/the-day-the-music-industry-changed-forever/


Hello geeks!

FreeGeek Chicago has some special announcements for you:

  • FreeGeek has a Command Line and a Gaming on Linux class in need of volunteer teachers. If you are interested in teaching this class on the weekends (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) email Douglas Shoback at Teach@FreeGeekChicago.org

  • We are Having our Introduction to Your FreeGeek Computer class this Sunday, June 5th at 3:00pm

  • This Saturday June 4th bring your FreeGeek computer for repairs and networking

  • Our Introduction to your FreeGeek computer will be taught every first Sunday of the month starting May 1st. Check our calendar for any changes.

  • Friendly reminder: Volunteer days are Friday and Sunday from 11:00am – 5:00pm

  • For all who have never volunteer with us or wish to re-volunteer, orientation is every Friday and Sunday at 11:00am

  • Check out our thrift store for our awesome desktop and laptop selection.

  • We need weekday volunteers! Are you interested in server research and Mac building? Contact Jsimpson@freegeekchicago.org


Poll Results!


 

This Week at FreeGeek Chicago - Space!

by Evelyn Lopez

This Day in Tech History:

Return of the Jedi

http://thisdayintechhistory.com/05/25/return-of-the-jedi/

 

Hello geeks!

 

FreeGeek Chicago has some special announcements for you:

 

  • FreeGeek has a Command Line and a Gaming on Linux class in need of volunteer teachers. If you are interested in teaching this class on the weekends (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) email Douglas Shoback at Teach@FreeGeekChicago.org

  • Our Introduction to your FreeGeek computer will be taught every first Sunday of the month starting May 1st. Check our calendar for any changes.

  • Friendly reminder: Volunteer days are Friday and Sunday from 11:00am – 5:00pm

  • For all who have never volunteer with us or wish to re-volunteer, orientation is every Friday and Sunday at 11:00am

  • Check out our thrift store for our awesome desktop and laptop selection.

  • We need weekday volunteers! Are you interested in server research and Mac building? Contact Jsimpson@freegeekchicago.org

 

Hello again Geeks!

We at FreeGeek are space crazy! So we've scoured the Internet for all things out of this world. Enjoy!

 

How to:

How to Backup Your Linux PC with Simple Backup

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/29518/how-to-backup-your-linux-pc-with-simple-backup/

 

Software:

Stellarium

http://www.stellarium.org/

Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.

 

Unix Satellite Tracking Software

https://www.celestrak.com/software/satellite/unix.asp

 

Aladin

http://aladin.u-strasbg.fr/

Aladin is an interactive sky atlas allowing the user to visualize digitized astronomical images or full surveys, superimpose entries from astronomical catalogues or databases, and interactively access related data and information from the Simbad database, the VizieR service and other archives for all known astronomical objects in the field.

 

Awesome links:

The 5 Ultimate Scientific Linux Distributions

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-ultimate-scientific-linux-distributions/

 

NASA Open Source Software

https://code.nasa.gov/#/

 

From Windows 10, Linux, iPads, iPhones to HoloLens: The tech astronauts use on the ISS

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/from-windows-10-linux-ipads-iphones-to-hololens-the-tech-space-station-astronauts-use/

 

Item of the week:


Core Duo T2450
2Ghz processor
2 GB RAM
120 GB HDD
Call FreeGeek Chicago at 773.342.6205 for details.

Command of the day:

cp – Copies files to a new location with a new name depending on the parameters. Can copy directories too, whether recursively (includes all subdirectories) or not.

 

And as always, if you have a story, article or photos you would like to see us post email it to share@freegeekchicago.org

 

-The FreeGeek Chicago Team