[act-ma] 8/19 Linux Class @ SETC

Steve Revilak steve at srevilak.net
Wed Aug 13 16:03:24 PDT 2014

Have you heard about Linux?  Linux is a computer operating system
that's developed by hundreds of groups from all around the world, and
it's a viable alternative to corporate-controlled systems like
Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X.

Linux is "free software".  That's "free as in freedom"; you can
install free software on as many computers as you want, use it for any
purpose you want, and give copies away to your friends.  Free software
is as much a social movement as it is a technology movement.

Our next class is Tuesday August 19th, 6:30 - 8pm, where we'll
continue our exploration of Libre Office[1].  Libre Office is free
software for writing documents, creating spreadsheets, and putting
together presentations (similar to Microsoft Office).  Libre Office is
cross-platform; it runs on Mac and Windows, as well as Linux.

Classes are held at the South End Technology Center[2], 359 Columbus Ave,
Boston, MA, about a block away from the Back Bay T station.  Hope to
see you there.


[1] http://www.libreoffice.org/

[2] http://www.tech-center-enlightentcity.tv/contactus.html

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