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Meetings During the Week 5 - 10 October 2015

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Sydney Mechanics'
School of Arts
280 Pitt Street, Sydney

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The October edition of ASCCA's Newsletter

provides some details of the speakers who will appear at their annual conference.

Details can be read here.

Hello and Welcome,
Details of next week's meetings are below:
Friday 9 October - Friday Forum - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Roger Foulds will review the latest version of the office program, Kingsoft WPS 10, at this meeting.
Roger will show those parts of the program that can be used as an alternative to Libre Office and where it falls short.
There will be a question and answer session and general discussion at the meeting.
Friday 9 October - Communications - J Lucke - 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Cloud Storage - The Pros & Cons
Using the “cloud” for storing programs, documents, photos, e-mails and contact lists, etc. has in recent times become quite a common backup solution for many computer, tablet and mobile phone users. While the cloud relieves the burden of large local data storage, it raises questions about data confidentiality and integrity protection. Once data has been put on remote servers, owners no longer physically possess it, creating concerns about the data being corrupted or accessed by unauthorized users.
At this month's meeting John Lucke will discuss some of the advantages and    disadvantages of using popular cloud storage services and the alternative options that are available.
There will also be time for a question and answer session and a general discussion.
Saturday 10 October - Penrith Group - F Bowman - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
The Penrith Group will start their meeting with a question and answer session around the table to enable members to share problems, advice and tips.
The group will discuss the following topics during the meeting:
(a) The latest news about Windows 10; and
(b) The usefulness of the system configuration program, MSCONFIG.
Tony will also recount his experiences with creating a virtual operating system on his laptop.
If you intend to go to this meeting, please e-mail Frank at for the location of the meeting place.
John Mathews

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