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280 Pitt Street, Sydney

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6 - 12 December 2009
  • Programming
  • Friday Seniors
  • Communications

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David Adamson
Friday 11 December
Tuesday 15 December

Opera 10.10 new version

GIMP Creative In-picture Frames

Hello and Welcome,


Tuesday's Main meeting welcomed the return of David Hall from Symantec (click View Product Tour) who shared with us the details of the brand new Norton Internet Security 2010. The evening was extremely informative on the need to have internet security to guard against cybercrime.

Some of the key benefits with the new product are that it gives you a greater insight into downloaded applications and files by telling you where they came from, if they are trusted, and how they may impact your PC's resources and performance. Stops online identity theft, viruses, spyware, bots and more, guards your PC, online activities, and your identity against all types of internet threats.

David noted that Norton 360 Version 4 beta was available to try. For those who have any questions there is also Norton Communitywhich one can use to scan the threads for topics of interest or create your own. For fastest results, use the search feature to find related conversations.

For the evenings raffle Symantec donated 10 copies of Norton Internet Security 2010, our thanks to David, Natalie and Symantec. Steve South, kindly sent photos of the lucky recipients, unfortunately there are too many to include in the newsletter, I am sure they will be on the club's website soon.

To the lucky winners congratulations:

Allan Matthews, Malcolm Robertson, Frank Bowman, Bruce Murrell, Ray Allum, Alan Durham, John Lucke, Joan Robertson, Antony Zaglas, Stephen South.


Saturday 5 December - Frank Bowman - Penrith - 3 pm - 6 pm
St Clair High School, Endeavour Avenue, St Clair

The afternoon will start with our usual Q and A session around the table, where we share problems, advice and tips, we will spend some time in creating a Powerpoint presentation. As well, we will compare plasma and LCD screens, look at the specifications of Australia's new super-computer and have a look at lesser used search engines.

Last month we installed Linux (Ubuntu) on to a blank hard disk in a laptop, and were impressed with its speed, stability and the fact it is both virus free and freeware, adding a HP printer was extremely painless.

Tip of the Week

ninite1Ninite  -  Upgrading to windows 7 from XP/Vista and you have done a clean install, installing your favourite applications again is time consuming. Ninite installs applications with default settings and says 'no' to browser toolbars and other junk. Ninite is not installed on your system, you just use a stand alone executable to begin the install process. Read a step-by-step walk through at How-To Geek.

So until next week, health and happiness,



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