FOSS User Group in
Natick, Massachusetts (NatickFOSS.org)
by A. Richard Miller
110228; last updated 180407.
FOSS stands for Free,
FCC voted to gut Net Neutrality rules.
It's time to take
it to Congress!
User Group meets 3-6PM
on the 1st Thursday of most months (but 2nd
Thursday in January, July and September) at
Community-Senior Center at 117 East Central
Street/Route 135 (508/647-6540), usually in Room
218, the 2nd-floor Classroom.
Our next meeting will be 3PM
Thursday, May 3rd, 2018.
Also, "Science on State Street"
(with our Natick FOSS exhibit)
will be 10AM-3PM on Saturday, April 21st at
Framingham State University.
See the FOSS User Group
Archive, for details of our meetings and related
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
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 or Mac OS X (both Unix-based,
like Linux) or Windows. Every FOSS meeting has something
for your computer
operating system, and something for beginners through experts.
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
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 all the members who make our
In between monthly
meetings, we can help in other ways:
continuing information, you must e-mail to TheMillers@millermicro.com:
subscribe me to your FOSS/Linux e-mail list." (The Natick Community-Senior
Center does NOT share its list with us.)
(Free) Try the NatickFOSS Ubuntu Linux computer (and
its beginner's manuals) in the Natick Community-Senior
Center's computer room! It performs much faster than Windows
on that computer. Before scheduling a special visit, you can
ask the Front Desk (1-508-647-6540) whether the Computer Room
will be available.
3. ($10 for a week) Try our Linux Loaner Laptop in
your own home; contact Algot Runeman (1-508/380-4820 cell; firstname.lastname@example.org).
4. ($11) Get our Ubuntu-MMS Live Linux USB (USB 3.0
with an activity LED; run it in RAM or use it to install; for
most 64-bit PCs) or make your own.
Notes and links from past talks at our FOSS User Group:
can join our NEW mailing list, NatickFOSSDiscuss@millermicro.com,
to share questions and information:
up to get your account started. You will get back an
email so you can confirm you entered the right one. Then a
list admin will approve your account.
6b. To make changes to your account later or to access the
archives go to this
address. Once you have a working account, just send an
email to email@example.com.
7. Some other
Linux and Open-Source activities are listed in our
8. See our favorite
links about GNU/Linux and Open-Source in the Techie
section near the top of our MMS web site's home page,
9. You can print and post this 8-1/2"x11" NatickFOSS.org
poster, to alert others:
10. 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!
--Dick and Jill Miller,
Partners, MMS <TheMillers@millermicro.com>
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