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It's a Poke-Invasion!!!

by Evelyn Lopez

This Day in Tech History:

Nintendo Releases Famicom

http://thisdayintechhistory.com/07/15/nintendo-releases-famicom/

Sunday Fun At FreeGeek - Photo Edition

by Evelyn Lopez
Sunday Fun at FreeGeek Chicago July 10th 2016

Poke-Poll!

by Evelyn Lopez
Are playing Pokemon GO at FreeGeek?
 
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Important Announcement: Intro to FreeGeek Class CANCELED!

by Evelyn Lopez

Our Introduction to your FreeGeek Computer class scheduled for tomorrow has been canceled. Stay tune to our social media accounts for more information.

This Week at FreeGeek Chicago - When Technology FAILS!

by Evelyn Lopez

This Day in Tech History:

Control Data Corporation Founded

http://thisdayintechhistory.com/07/08/control-data-corporation-founded/


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, July10th at 3:00pm

  • 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

 

Hello again Geeks,

Today as we take a look at failed technologies we ask ourselves: Could Linux have made this better?

 

How to:

How to Encrypt Directories with eCryptfs on Ubuntu 16.04

https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/how-to-encrypt-directories-with-ecryptfs-on-ubuntu-16-04/

 

Software & Awesome links:

Lessons learned from 13 failed software products

https://successfulsoftware.net/2010/05/27/learning-lessons-from-13-failed-software-products/

 

The scariest software project horror stories of 2012

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2493658/it-management/the-scariest-software-project-horror-stories-of-2012.html

 

Why Software Fails

http://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/software/why-software-fails

 

21 Great Technologies That Failed

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2325931,00.asp

 

10 Innovative Pieces of Technology That Failed Miserably

http://listverse.com/2013/01/12/10-innovative-pieces-of-technology-that-failed-miserably/

 

From The 'Apple Lisa' To The U2 iPod: Apple Products That Totally Flopped

http://www.businessinsider.com/10-old-apple-products-that-totally-failed-2013-11?op=1

 

Failed 1990s Tech: Why These 5 Gadgets Didn’t Survive

http://www.cheatsheet.com/gear-style/failed-1990s-tech-why-these-5-gadgets-didnt-survive.html/?ref=YF&yptr=yahoo

 

Item of the week:


HP Compaq 6710b
Intel Core 2 Duo T7250
2Ghz Processor
2Gb RAM
160 GB HDD
$115.00
Contact FreeGeek Store at 773.342.6205 for details

 

Command of the day:

man – There’s a running gag in the Linux community that man is the only command you need to know. It stands for manual, and it will give you detailed information on commands and aspects of Linux.

 

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

Sunday Fun At FreeGeek - Photo Edition

by Evelyn Lopez
Sunday Fun @ FreeGeek Chicago July 3 2016

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