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

Upcoming SIG'S
 7 - 13 June 2009
  • Stocks & Shares
  • Programming
  • Friday Seniors
  • Communications 

Main Meeting
Door Prize
Donated by Peter Collard

Bill Parry
 Main Meeting Winners
Toshiba Mini-Notebook NB200
Nicole Buckley

 Six Toshiba 8GB Memory Sticks
John Mathews, Reg Chasney,
Bob Campbell, Grahame Payne,
Dennis Campanella,
Frank Bowman.

A Festival of Music, Lights & Ideas
vivid Sydney
26 May - 14 June

Hello and Welcome,

Peter Collard returned to the Digital Photography SIG last week, bringing with him from Thailand two T-shirts. One was raffled at the Digital Photography SIG with the winner being Leo Glockemann. The 2nd one was donated for the door prize at the main meeting, and Bill Parry was the lucky winner. Our thanks to Peter for thinking of the SPCUG whilst he was holidaying.


Toshiba Mini-Notebook NB200


Justin White, the Product Marketing Manager from Toshiba showed us the new Mini-Notebook which had only been released a couple of days. All those who were present, I'm sure you will agree the presentation was very informative and anyone who was thinking of going for one of these little handy gadgets it would be hard to go past this one.

The NB200 has great storage capacity, long battery life, integrated webcam, weighs 1.18kg, 10.1" widescreen LED backlight display, a full 19 mm pitch keyboard (desktop standard) for easy typing and also comes bundled with Face Recognition software offering an easy and fun way to log on. Bumps and knocks are cushioned with a 3D-accelerometer monitoring system which can detect free falls, shocks or vibrations.

It will come in Black, Copper, White and Blue with only black available at this stage. Pricing from $799 to $949, plus $100 cashback.

The SPCUG would like to extend our thanks to Justin and Toshiba for the great prizes that they so generously donated.


Saturday 6 June - Penrith - Frank Bowman - 2 pm - 5 pm
St Clair High School, Endeavour Avenue, St Clair

Please note that during the Winter months the Penrith SIG times will be 2 pm - 5 pm.

As well as the usual Q & A session around the table, where we share problems and tips, we will attempt to make an image of a Vista partition with a freeware version of Paragon Disk Manager.

Construction will also start on creating a simple website using only HTML coding, which will also include adding a basic guest book.


Tip of the Week

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