It's About Time!!

Computers West is re-opening to
normal “Summer Hours” (plus some)
Come by and meet with members and check out the facility.

Beginning July 1st** contingent upon adequate supply of monitors,
the club’s hours of operation will be:
Monday….. 10am - 2pm
Tuesday….. 10am - 2pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 2pm
Thursday… 10am - 2pm
Friday…….. 7:30am - 2pm

** Club closed July 5th for Independence Day

The Linux group is finally open July 9th7:30am to Noon - Room D

Coffee is On

Sun City West Linux Group Supports:

The Re-building; Re-configuring; customizing; Hobby Computing; or any other “ing “you might want to do with FREE software and your computer hardware.

The installation and upgrading of Linux Mate 20,xx is now automated.

So, if you are running an older version of Linux OS, it’s time to upgrade into the free, fastest, safest, OS around.

We are expanding our mission to include maintenance of:

  1. Linux Mate & Cinnamon
  2. Other Linux Distributions
  3. Ed Madden’s Cable Cutting Lab
Starting July 14th Wednesday Mornings- Room D

Open Systems support, by mentoring(one to Small Number) of Free Multi- Platform Software (FMPS) Application software that runs on Mac, Windows, and with the Specialty Linux “desktops” that support domains such as music, art, and media. These are free to the desktop user.

Free Multi- Platform Software (FMPS)

See Dave Owens if you are interested

Help Wanted

If any of you, feel you need to socialize or talk about what you know, learned, or want to share on a Friday Mornings we want you.

Open Systems Expertise is needed.

If any of you, can find our Web Page, it needs a Web Master.

If any of you, can still remember names and make coffee we need you.

If any of you, claim expertise/knowledge in domains supported by FMPS we need you.

If any of you, can support one on one mentoring of the various Linux distributions or Desktops we need you.

STILL USING WINDOWS 7?

Google Chrome has approximately 2.9 billion users, making it the most popular web browser of all time. Unfortunately, a big chunk of these users may be unable to access new versions of Chrome after support runs out for their operating system of choice.

Windows 7 was released back in 2009, and despite no longer having support from Microsoft, it still boasts millions of users. Running Windows 7 on your computer, however, can be a huge security risk.

If you use Google Chrome on your Windows 7 PC, it’s time to upgrade. Otherwise, you’ll be putting yourself and your data in harm’s way every time you log on.

As of January 2022, Google will no longer be supporting Chrome for Windows 7. Anyone with the outdated operating system on their PCs will find themselves unable to update or access Chrome unless they take the plunge and upgrade to Windows 10.

If you’re running Windows 7 for whatever reason, you don’t have much to lose by upgrading. Windows 7’s layout and themes may be familiar, but the lack of support means there’s little recourse if your computer gets infected with malware.

The PC Help Group can still update members Windows 7 desktops or laptops to Windows 10 for free. Help is available Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:30 am. You must check-in before 8:30am on a first come first served basis. It may take up to 2 hours to upgrade depending on your machine and availability of our volunteers.

Microsoft may stop this free upgrade at any time.

LINUX
Meeting Room - Walk-In - 8:30 am Fridays - No Fee
Curious about Linux? Want Information about Linux? Interested in Linux meetings? Do you want to attend a Linux class?
Do you need help with Linux? Would you like a FREE computer with Linux installed? Would you like to try a Linux operating system?

More Information, click here


Flight Simulator Group

Room A has an active Flight Sim computer for your use anytime the Club is open.

Meeting Room - Walk-In - No Fee Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. See you soon, look for updates

More Information, click here


Genealogy Training and Demo's

Meeting Room - Walk-In - No Fee First Thursday every month at 1:00 p.m. Temporarily suspended. Watch for updates, see you soon.

The PC computer group pays for a subscription to Ancestry.com that is available only on the PCs in Room A and is free for Computer Club members to use.

More information, click here.


**All Classes are Cancelled Until Further Notice**

Upcoming classes:

Cord Cutting
Room D Meeting Room
TBD
8:30am – 11:30am

Presentation by Ed Madden
What is Cord Cutting?
Antennas.
What Antennas can & can't do.
First step hardware you may want to add to your cord-cutting project.
Where you can get a Program Guide.
What type of programming you will be able to watch.
Live Demo of a starting system everyone can put together.

Question & Answer period at the end.



Mail Merge Excel
TBD 9:30-11:30
No fee

Create a mail merge letter using Word and Excel. Bring E-mail password or flash drive to save work. Bring address book for use on your “list.”


Windows 10 Hands-On Classes

TBD

WINDOW 10 Class Website



G-Mail Basic Class

TBD at 10:00am in Room B- No Fee

Signup in PB Class binder at Monitor's Desk

  • Basic Gmail processes everyone should know
  • Create a GMAIL Account
  • Import Contacts
  • Compose and Send
  • Attachments
  • Labels

Monitor Class

TBD at 10:00am. Meets in Classroom B - No Fee

Digital Scrapbooking using My Memories Software

TBD 9:30 to 11:30 plus lab following.

This is a fee based class to cover printing of handouts.

Sign up with Monitor on duty

Pinterest and On Line Shopping - Classroom B

TBD 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Adobe Photoshop Elements

TBD 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Classroom B

Password Manager Class

TBD - 10:00 AM in Room B

Password Manager – What you need to know and how to do it.

  • Install a Password Manager Program
  • Create the database/safe/Master password/key
  • Create folders
  • Create login data
  • How to use the date

Signup in PB Class binder in Monitor’s Desk- No Fee Class

Smart Home Hardware - Home Automation - Cord Cutting

TBD at 8:30-11:30 am Meeting Room - Walk-in No Fee

Open Discussion

  • Amazon Echo (Alexa)
  • Google Home
  • Nest
  • Raspberry Pie
  • Over the air antennas
  • Q and A session

Holiday party pictures: The Pictures


New to Computers? Check out the Files and Folders Training Videos CLICK HERE


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