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2018 Newsletters (there are no newsletters in July and August)


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PDFArticles: What does https really mean?; Back to Basics; December Auction for the Ottawa Food Bank; 2019 OPCUG Elections; Notice of Motion; Graphics for the Holidays; OPCUG Free Software Guide - Part 84


PDFReview: Protecting your passwordsArticles: Safely Removing a USB Drive in Linux; Security - it's all about the layers; December Auction for The Food Bank; Nominations for 2019 OPCUG Board; Motion to reduce membership dues; OPCUG Free Software Guide - Part 83


PDF Articles: Public DNS Resolvers; Reputation is important; ttin; Members' Favourites -The OPCUG needs you!; We have moved


PDF Reviews: Opera Browser; Desktop Restore; XMeters; We have moved!; 2018 Fall WorkshopOPCUG Free Software Guide - Part 82


PDF Review: GlassWire; Articles: The PUB is Shutting Down!; Join the OPCUG Google Groups; October 1988 - The PUB is born; This June newsletter is the last issue to be printed on paper; Special Event: Laboratory MicroGrid Tour; OPCUG still at Canada Aviation and Space Museum


PDF Review: TreeSize Professional; Articles: Taking Control of My Smartphone (Upsides and Downsides); Six OPCUG Members Receive Ontario Volunteer Service Award; Special Event: Laboratory MicroGrid Tour; Reminder: June newsletter to be last printed issue; OPCUG not moving back to Museum of Science & Technology; OPCUG Free Software Guide - Part 81


PDF Review: File transfer using Dropbox; Articles: Taking Control of My Smartphone (Disabling System Apps); Controlled folder access; 2018 Beginners' Workshop; End of an era: June newsletter to be last printed issue; OPCUG not moving back to Museum of Science & Technology; Review of OPCUG 2017 financial records; OPCUG Free Software Guide - Part 80


PDF Articles: Taking Control of My Smartphone (Installing a Custom ROM); 2018 Beginners' Workshop; Secretary's Report for 2017/2018; Blast from the Past - 35 Years of OPCUG; OPCUG Free Software Guide - Part 79


PDF Articles: Taking Control of My Smartphone (Rooting the Moto G3); President's Report for 2017; Treasurer's Report for 2017; Blast from The Past - 35 Years of OPCUG; New OPCUG Website Launched; OPCUG Free Software Guide - Part 78


PDF Articles: Taking Control of My Smartphone (Unlocking the Bootloader)

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