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Sydney PCUG's Blog

28 February - 6 March 2010
  • Penrith

Starting Friday 19 March 2010
6 pm - 8 pm


Version 4.0

Hello Everyone,
Welcome to all of our new members and subscribers.
Tuesday 23 February - Main Meeting - 5.30pm - 8.30pm
This month's main meeting guest is Acronis, a company that hasn't presented to the SPCUG since 2008, and they're coming to tell us about their new Acronis Backup and Security 2010.
Acronis is well known for its backup and disaster recovery software, with consumers likely most familiar with "True Image Home 2010", backup software that pounds the free Windows backup software into the dust.
Now, Acronis has taken that entire backup engine, and has merged it with BitDefender's Internet security technologies, to deliver an Internet Security software package that has a truly industrial strength backup technology, effectively surpassing that of its competitors, while branching Acronis out into an entirely new direction.
Simon Howe, Acronis' Country Sales Manager for Australia and New Zealand will be along to present to us next Tuesday, and he has promised to show us actual features and a proper demonstration - I've asked him not to give us the same kind of "doom and gloom" presentation we had from Symantec in November - but a showing of how the software works instead, along with information on Acronis' other products.
So, come along to the main meeting, get your questions answered in the Q&A, see some interesting video of Microsoft's upcoming new "Windows 7 Phone", hear a bit of news about 3D Television coming to Australia by mid-2010, learn about some cool new web sites, catch up with your user group friends and re-celebrate the start of 2010 even though it's February!
See you there, Alex.
Friday 26 Feb. - Digital Photography - Peter Collard - 9.30am - 12.30pm
We now have official setup/cleanup time 9.30 - 12.30, so this time can be used if you need to download or copy to thumb any program updates.
  • Introduction and Software Updates (bring your thumb drive if you want to copy of downloads)
  • Future planned topics
  • Photography Exercise : critical discussion of your efforts for the last month's task 'Building Facades'
  • Q & A and tips : bring us your problems and solutions.
Main Topic - Still life (including motionless un-living or un-dead things)
Tip of the Week
absolute Absolute Uninstaller - Absolute Uninstaller is similar to standard Windows Add/Remove program but more powerful. The standard Add/Remove program can't uninstall applications completely which often leaves broken registry keys, unnecessary files on the hard disk. The more junk files your computer have, the slower it runs.
So until next week, health and happiness.



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