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  WEEKLY SIG MEETING UPDATE 22 - 28 February 2009


1st Floor
Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts
280 Pitt Street, Sydney

Upcoming SIG'S
1 - 7 March 2009
  • Penrith 


28 April 2009


Membership Rally
Sunday 1 March 2009
9.00am - 3.00pm

Free E-Waste
Recycling Collection
Sunday 1 March 2009
9.00am - 3.00pm
Epsom Road Depot
94-104 Epsom Road


Marysville VIC

Chinese  Proverb

He who is drowned is not
troubled by the rain.

Hello nad Welcome,

Please don't forget to have a look at the trial website with whatever browser you use and have your opinions for/against ready for the 10 minute review at the next Main Meeting, Tuesday 24 February 2008.

Once again a huge night has been arranged by Alex and he has provided the following information:

Symantec is coming along to the Sydney PC User Group's February Main Meeting, with news of Norton 360 Version 3.0 (N360 V3), and the rebirth of Norton Utilities with new software following the acquisition of Australian PC software company, PC Tools.

N360 V3 builds upon the technological advances in Norton Internet Security 2009 (NIS 2009). Having the same software base as NIS 2009, it has the same anti-virus and firewall but adds backup software, Norton Safe Web and some PC tune-up software.

Installing in "less than a minute" and having the same ultra low performance impact characteristics, N360 V3 is much faster than its predecessor and competing products and helps ensure Symantec stays in the No.1 spot along with NIS 2009.

Symantec's consumer product marketing manager David Hall will give us a demo of the newest Norton 360 Version 3.0 software, after which we'll see the brand new Norton Utilities.

Totally redesigned from the original versions and built on the utilities and clean-up software from PC Tools, David will show us some of its features, which from an online description includes

  • Startup Manager & Services Manager - Manages programs configured to run at system start-up.
  • Registry Cleaner - Cleans the registry of unnecessary entries created during the installation, de-installation and normal work on the PC.
  • Registry Defragmenter - Analyses the registry for errors and rebuilds it completely from scratch if needed. Defragments and corrects any structural errors.
  • Disk Cleaner - Scrubs the hard disk of temporary files, Internet cookies, and other junk data.
  • Performance Test - Benchmarks a PC using a variety of different speed tests and compares the results before and after changes.

Symantec are also kindly donating some copies for our Raffle.

So... come along to the Main Meeting, see your fellow PC and technology using friends, and have some fun learning the latest new hardware and software, cool new technological developments, and a range of intriguing new web sites, followed by your computer questions answered in our traditional live Q&A format.

Then, after the break, learn about the latest in Symantec's Internet security and "utilities" software, hear about the growth of "the underground economy" and be in the raffle for your chance to win on the night!

Stop Press: Alex will be in transit from the Gold Coast to Sydney, time permitting he may just be able to be with us in person, if not, we will definitely see him next month as he is returning to Sydney permanently.

Friday 27 February - Digital Photography - Peter Collard - 10 am - 12 noon

  • Introduction and software updates (bring your thumb drive if you want a copy of the downloads.
  • Future planned topics.
  • Photography Exercise - critical discussion of members efforts for last month's task - geotagging.
  • Q & A and Tips - bring us your problems and solutions.

Main Topic:

Sunsets and other atmospheric phenomena - how, when and where to photograph them.



Tip of the Week 

WinBubble  is an easy-to-use tweaking utility that focuses on enhancing your Windows Vista Experience. WinBubble will help you to change your original Equipment Manufacturer's Information and Logo without knowing the registry tricks. 

This utility is not exactly earth-shattering, but it sure beats editing the Registry by hand.


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So until next week, health and happiness. 




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