The Computing Libre group is for PC novices and experienced users who want to learn about, use or discuss, ‘software libre’. This is software which is published openly without restrictions on use, and can usually be downloaded gratis. In contrast, although proprietary software can sometimes be gratis, it is encumbered with many restrictions, and also, has secrecy of content.
The group meets at a member’s house, usually in Bracknell.
There is a lot of software libre for Windows and also for Mac and this is included, although most benefit is gained by using a system such as Ubuntu, and most time will be spent in that direction.
Ubuntu is an alternative system to Windows (though not a direct equivalent). If you use a PC and have not actually heard of Ubuntu and would like to know more, then consider attending an introductory session, just for the curious? Please contact Alan on that basis?
If you have a more committed interest in software libre, Ubuntu, then please join this group? The format is intended to be flexible. If you
just want something sorted out occasionally, that will be quite ok.
Ubuntu is a registered trademark of Canonical Ltd. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corp. Mac is a registered trade mark of Apple Inc.