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Sydney PC User Group Incorporated

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

5 - 11 July 2009
  • Seniors
  • Communications 

Door Prize
John Cook

Donated by
Alex Zaharov-Reutt
4 x Windows 7  RC Discs
1 x 4 GB, 1 x 2 GB USB Sticks
Dynamo Rechargeable LED Torch
Pocket Screwdriver Set
WordPerfect Office X4
John Cook
Wordperfect Office X4
James Hill
1 x 4 GB USB Stick
Windows 7 Release Candidate
Elaine Rush
Pocket Screwdriver Set

Hello and Welcome,

Last Tuesday's Main Meeting started with a lively Q & A with Alex and Robert providing the answers. Alex had brought back from America a portable battery pack, which enables one to use an AC outlet when you are on-the-go and the laptop battery runs out. The battery pack comes with various connectors to suit different laptop models. I think Alex must have bottomless pockets in his coat, it is amazing to watch, as he pulls out the next interesting gadget.

Although it was just on six months since Dell presented their Dell Mini 9 and 12 netbooks, Dell returned to show us their latest. Their representative Michael Townsend gave a very comprehensive presentation on the latest models available. It was particularly interesting to see the new, much talked about touch screen, though you do end up with a pretty dirty screen! Our thanks to Michael for bringing us up-to-date on Dell's latest. You can also now buy Dell from retail outlets.


Sunday 28 June - Membership Drive - 9 am - 3 pm
Roundhouse, University of Sydney

The Membership committee will be hosting another stall  in an effort to boost the club's membership. It is hoped that those of you who can make yourselves available will come along and help in promoting the benefits of the SPCUG. Parking is available please see map.


Saturday 4 July - Penrith - Frank Bowman - 2 pm - 4 pm
St Clair High School, Endeavour Avenue, St Clair

This month the afternoon will begin with the usual Q & A session around the table, where members share problems, advice and tips.

We will run the new Windows 7 RC OS, and compare it to Vista.

Using the freeware version of Paragon Disk Manager an attempt will be made to make an image of Windows 7.


Tip of the Week

Mailinator  was the first (and still the best!) disposable e-mail service for people who want to protect their online identity. It is a tool that allows users to create an on-the-spot e-mail identity that provides anonymity and fights web inertia in one easy step.


Update regarding our membership officer, Mark Windridge's progress. Mark is undergoing rehabilitation at Mona Vale Hospital and should be able to return home and work in about six weeks.


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So until next week,




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