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

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27 Dec 2009 - 2 Jan 2010
3 - 9 January 2010
  • Friday Seniors
  • Communications

Seymour Centre
20 April - 1 May 2010

ASCCA has been offered a
small discount for all
 members. An eflyer and
details are attached.

Thunderbird 3 changes the
way you do email with
tabbed email, and a new
set of search tools
helps you find your emails

photography exhibition
Peter Solness

Customs House, Level 1
Library & Exhibition Lounge
29 Oct 2009 - 31 Jan 2010


 Picasa 3.6 build 95.25

Hello & Welcome,

Best wishes to all our members.

2009 has been another good year and 2010 can be even better. We're doing well financially and enjoying great presentations at the main meetings. I'd like to see some new SIGs starting up, if the interest is there. My suggestion is a Smart Phone SIG. There are more and more of these phones coming out with built-in keyboards, which open up lots of possibilities

Do you have any thoughts on other new SIGs you'd like to see, or any other ways of adding interest or enjoyment?

On behalf of the committee I wish all our members a happy and safe festive season

Warren Wyllie
SPCUG President

Tuesday 22 December - Main Meeting - 6 pm - 8 pm

Want to know more about Windows 7 now that it's been out on the market for a couple of months and new deals from Microsoft and plenty of new Windows 7 hardware and PCs in stores are now available?

Then come along to our last meeting for 2009 and even the decade, unless you believe the end of the decade is actually December 31, 2010, and learn more about Microsoft's best-ever operating system!

More compatible than Vista with just about everything, with a user interface sporting genuinely useful changes and enhancements, it's the operating system that's breathing new life into older PCs with XP and especially Vista, and actually delivering a surprisingly consistent level of trouble-free performance.

Of course, if you go loading your system with endless freely downloadable shovelware from free-software-of-the-day sites and elsewhere online, then you are likely to experience more problems than the everyday Windows 7 user. Perhaps a lot more, especially if you're sucked into downloading innocent looking toolbars that mask adware, if not spyware.

All that aside, Windows 7 is undeniably Microsoft's best yet, delivering a far more polished and reliable experience than XP has ever delivered. if you've got questions about upgrading or the new hardware on sale at retail now, and what's coming in 2010, along with the latest on Apple's iPad/iPhone Pro rumours, as well as getting a brief preview of CES, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas every January, then come along to December Main Meeting of the SPCUG!

See you there,



Tip of the Week

Abduction  Firefox Add-on - Right click on any web page, frame or iframe, click "Save Page As Image..." and then resize the selection around the piece you want to save.

The element that you right clicked on will automaticaly be selected, you can quickly expand the selection to the entire page by double clicking, to restore, double click again.

This will be the last newsletter for 2009, the next newsletter will be sent out on Saturday 2 January 2010. My thanks to all who have supported me in making this newsletter possible and also to the SIG Leaders for their information on their upcoming SIG's, it sure makes my life easier. Remember any ideas/thoughts/jokes/tips or most importantly articles that you think will help other members in their quest for learning would be appreciated.

So until next year, may you all have a very happy festive season and a great New Year with peace, health and happiness.



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