Installation and Walkthrough of Pop!_OS

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Pop!_OS is an interesting distribution that we thought might be worth exploring and demonstrating with the group. While Pop!_OS is primarily built to be bundled with the computers built by System76, we can download it and install it on a variety of computers. While Pop!_OS is not "Free Software" as fully bundled operating system, Sytem76 are big supporters of the GPL and many of the components of it are.

This month at Free Software Melbourne we will be demonstrating a live install of Pop!_OS, and then we'll take it for a test drive and look at what features and changes it offers over a stock Ubuntu install. Some of the features we're interested in exploring are the new window management, GPU support, encryption, keyboard remapping and power management. There is a lot to take in and we'll also try to explore the community around Pop!_OS and System76 who maintains the distribution.

There will be time at the end for questions, discussions or experiments to run so please feel welcome to make suggestions. We’ll be meeting virtually via Big Blue Button at 7:30pm on Thursday the 19th. No prior technical knowledge is required so feel free to join the discussion or just watch the install.

Details:

  • Thursday 19th November, 7:30-8:30pm
  • Join us at: https://meet.glasswings.com.au/b/fsm-iv6-tce-vpu
  • Short video intro to Big Blue Button (BBB): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYYnryIM0Uw
  • Meeting Tips:
    • Be sure to test your audio on the way in.
    • Your mic will be muted when you join the room.
    • Headsets are recommended to reduce any feedback.
    • Please grok our Code of Conduct at https://freesoftware.org.au/code-of-conduct

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