NYACC General Meeting
Thursday, March 8th, 2018
at 7PM
At NYU – 32 Waverly Place, Silver Building
Room 405

A Free Alternative
Microsoft Windows 10

Presented by
Emilio Ortiz

Come and see a demo of Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” MATE Edition.

Emilio Ortiz, a Linux user since 1996, has been a Linux Administrator, a pioneer on the use of Linux as a tool for teaching computing in his native country, and an open source advocate. He has used almost every major distribution, but over the last 10 years has focused on Debian and Fedora as the systems of choice on his computers. He loves astronomy, photography, music and literature. He has had a blog in Spanish for 12 years ( and, as an amateur photographer, a blog in English (

Attendees will have a chance to win (via lottery drawing)
a Lenovo ThinkCentre (A61e series)
refurbished desktop computer with …

  • Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” MATE OS
  • AMD 64-bit Athlon X2, 2100 MHz
  • 2 GB RAM upgradeable to 4GB
  • ATI Raedon X1250
  • 80 GB hard drive
  • Small-form-factor

(The computer is a factory rebuild provided by a local school that recently recycled its computer equipment. The equipment is offered “as-is”, and no hardware or software support is included or provided.)

Photo ID required for entrance to NYU

pen-flashlight-stylus SPECIAL OFFER !!!
Become a NYACC member (or renew your existing membership) for 2018 — for only $20 — and receive as a free gift this nifty pen-flashlight-stylus that’s also an easel for your tablet or smartphone.
Good only while supplies last.


New York Amateur Computer Club, Inc.
Planetarium Station
P.O. Box 1026
New York, N.Y. 10024

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