changing with the club, did you know we have moved to the First Church
Of The Nazarene 1974 E. Mc Andrews, Ave, W. Side of Campus, Macs in
Room 113 and PC's in 114
Happy New Year Everyone
to our Web
are a small group of Seniors with an avid desire to learn the correct
use of computers. So the web site has been a growing process
putting together a more complex site as we grow. There are
classes held here at the First Church Of The Nazarene with hands on
teaching, for beginners and intermediate learners. Come join us
and find out just what we have going on. We have wireless for all so we
can get online with any computer with a wireless
laptop. I have a desktop with wired Ethernet setup e-mail Live for
those who need help with it, sometimes we have surprising e-mails to
view we can help with cleaning the e-mails. I also have a Linux
running Linux Ubuntu Version 12.10 to learn just for fun. I am an
Amateur running it but hope to learn more as I
go along. Anyone with
a desire to teach linux is welcome to help out as I am not the one to
yet but can show it off, anyway I only know the basics about how to use
it. I have bought a new computer recently and it is running Ubuntu
and it is really fast.
MAC Classes in Ashland
Just a note to let you know the
Ashland Meeting will be held at the Rivergate in Ashland at the
Sanctuary. The Meeting place is in the back near the Fireplace.
Visit our Ashland Web Site Developed by Mike
is at http://sites.google.com/site/senioraces/
have a link to us so please visit often.
We have a Beginner's meeting in
Ashland at the Rivergate Church on the 3rd Thursday of the Month at
1:00pm to 1:45pm Advanced at 2:00 to 4:00pm. For the Regular Mac
Meeting's location use the map in the Meetings Page its a
google maps link.
04/07/14 Mac meeting reminder
& topics :
This is a Senior Aces iPad meeting reminder. If you have any questions
or input about the meetings or club activities please reply back to
this message or send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
if you know anyone else who wouldlike to receive these reminders please
let Mike know at the e-mail above.
Use this link to find out pertinent info
dates and times and locations of upcoming events - mostly regular
workshop meetings. You can findtime here too.
1:00pm we will have a 30 minute Senior ACES board meeting. Any ACES
member is welcome to attend.
This week in Medford our meeting will take place on Thursdey April 10th
the second Thursday of the month, beginning at 1:30 pm.
The Topic this month is iPad and iOS. As usual we will start with
questions and answers. After that we will discuss some built in
features and several different common apps. If you know someone who is
an iPad owner, please let them know about this meeting.
Joyce Tonkin, instructor of the
"Beginning Mac" class at our Ashland meetings, has an email address
where she will answer beginner Macintosh questions.
The address is email@example.com Send your
questions there. Thank you Joyce, for providing this great service.
me know if you have any criticisms or input about this email. Please
come and enjoy the beginners class. As always, bring your questions and
Mac topics for discussion. I hope to see you there. Mike
Thanks to all who volunteer to
host a teaching session and also for those who came to demonstrate new
products, we appreciate your participation.
.: Medford Meeting's
.: 12/03/14 Windows
7 and Maybe even 8 Done by George.
George will be doing his regular
question and answer session's. He has a screen so everyone can see what
he is doing enlarged. We are trying to make more stuff to see and get
answers to. Don't be afraid to ask questions. Thanks go to Sharon May
for the suggestion as to what George is teaching. He has been doing
sessions about just anything you can think of... what a setup he goes
through each meeting. He has been really an asset to the ACES for
years. He makes sure the Computers are up and running he has
a set hard disks for different programs so he can just turn the
computer from MAC or a Windows version just ask him or come and see
what is on his agenda for the session, sometimes he uses 4 monitors
plus the Projector so he can see what is going on with his computer...
problems he can fix it so it is back working.
have been using Linux for awhile but still a work in progress for me. I
can replace a hard drive for a different program like Linux Ubuntu or
Linux Mint for starters. I am not having having any problems with my
now. I called Netgear to find out what was my problem and it was that
the external flash drive will not work with Linux so I bought a
external wireless adapter from Netgear then all is well. It even works
at the Church.
am using a New Web Generating program called Kompozer its a free Linux program
and it is quite hard to change to. I was using Front Page for years
and its gone by the wayside, I will not be using Windows any
the First Church
of the Nazarene 1974
Mc Andrews just east of the Providence Medical Center go to the Map on
Meetings page and bring up the new map there it's not a pdf file
either. It is a link to google maps great access there can see
neighborhood there birds eye view.
Contact Person: Paul Johnson @ (541) 664 5103 He is also the
can help out with your e-mails if time allows. I am a
when it comes to e-mails and security of addresses in your outgoing
mail from Outlook and Outlook Express, Thunderbird, Sea Monkey etc.,
e-mail clients as they are called. There
is a way to keep the addresses of your friends and your e-mails more
secure. I will
show how to you clean up your outgoing e-mails so that others e-mail
are more secure you really have no permission to ADVERTISE those
e-mails ( because you
forget I am guilty of it also at times ) all
over the world if you are leaving their addresses in your outgoing
e-mails. Sometimes I screw up and send out addresses by mistake so you
really have to watch your outgoing e-mail box before you decide to send
them on and ( you
just "DONT just click FORWARD" ) and
leave all those addresses in your ( outgoing sent e-mail
box ), then you are asking for
and so are your down-line recipients ).
are unscrupulous people out there who want to take yours and
others "ACTIVE" e-mail
addresses and make money from them and send you
and your friends garbage e-mails over and over so they can make easy
you and them.
also would and could send a Virus, Trojan or Adware and also of course
garbage e-mails with it. Then
all your friends may have to take their computers to a computer guru to
have them removed if you are not up to date with your Anti-Virus
need to scan your computer every time you get an update do
you ever do that usually most people don't, that makes you
and your downline friends if you haven't removed them from your
outgoing e-mails they have to be in your Bcc box or they
vulnerable to new Viruses, Trojans or Ad-Ware, also garbage
e-mails too, especially if you
heard that there is a virus going
You should do a FULL scan
of your computer at least once a month if
there are viruses going around then even sooner maybe even weekly or
clean my Windows Computer before I shut it down I use ccleaner it's a download from http://www.download.com
there should be a shortcut to it on your desktop it should be used
anytime you shut it down, I also have another program it's called disk
a very useful program. My old Win XP Computer really need's it so I use
it all the time. I use the windows XP Computer to do my web page right
This does keep my old computer working much better, it will
keep it from slowing up. Also it should also be on a schedule for
defragment monthly. If you have a very large Hard Drive then it could
take hours, if it has not been defragmented for a long time.
store my data files on a thumb drive instead of storing it on
the internal hard drive leaves you space on it. Data should always be
sent to a External Hard Drive or thumb drive's, 2 or more for
easier than using a CD-RW but really won't hurt to have more backup.
Lots safer to have them there in case of a crash. You have all your
important stuff there instead. You could even use a Cloud Drive
or other safe place to store those very important hard to replace
pictures. You should have more than one place to store your
irreplaceable pictures on a CD, with a friend, etc. My Windows computer
is a really OLD one but still works for now. I am really
working it too it has a Scanner hooked to it and it works good enough.
tried it with my wireless setup and also worked with it but my wireless
is very slow 3 megabit download so I use my Ethernet instead and that's
lots better in speed.
for your participation here at the ACES. There is always something to
learn here or you can try your hand at teaching also. Visitors are
always welcome, for a couple of free trials.
Then you need to pay if you want to come to
the meetings. The price its very reasonable $25 bucks for single or 30
bucks for couple that includes a years worth of help.
just installed the newest Linux Ubuntu Version
12.10 a totally new upgrade it now has a Doc like the MAC's
and have had for quite awhile. The upgrade really changed the screen
and the way you get to your files. I am still getting used to the
totally new system structure. I had to install a new video card but the
video card needs more memory not only 256 megs but maybe 1 gig or more
to make it run faster again. I think that the video card is holding up
the graphics I need with the new program. I just called Rob at Upper
Case Computer Solutions he says I need a new computer if I want to make
the new Linux program come alive. He wants to make me a deal...? This
version is like upgrading to Windows 7 or 8. The program is free
but the computer isn't...!
now I bought a new one from Upper Case
Computer Solutions. They even have cards for your old computer if you
expertise in putting them to use in your OLD computer and their prices
$3.00 for each cash and carry no returns. I have installed a video card
of my Linux Computers and lo and behold it worked and is in use saved
right there for awhile.
I just found a completely new Linux
Program called Zorin latest Version is 6
its a lot faster program as they say. Its been out just a few months
and can run Widows and MAC programs too and it's FREE
unless you want the Premium Program.
A computer with a Digital Hard Drive with 4 Gigs of Ram and a decent
Video Card and that computer will blow your socks off. You can buy this
computer at Upper Case Computer Solutions
here in Medford and cheaper than you think. I just did and just love
the less than 15 second boot time also the computer weighs approx., 10
pounds and never gets even warm out of the fan outlet. I guess it could
be said that its really efficient, in other words very green.
thanks go to Paul Johnson for bringing in his clearwire modem, where we
can then hook it up to the wireless router then everyone can use the
internet if they have a wireless laptop etc., Computer. We even could
even have a Ethernet connection for 4 others to use if need be. Bring
your CAT 5 cables if you want to use our Ethernet connection.
08/13/13 The wireless that Paul Johnson has been bringing in the
clearwire wireless modem is
going away, now we need to use the wireless system the Church has. The
MAC group seems to not have any problems with it.
just got it going last week so George can use it for the PC's now. I
will be trying to get it working with my system next month.
been learning Linux Ubuntu Version 12.10 its
quite a program it really does not look at all like Windows except
it uses some of the ideas windows has in their operating system like
the screen saver but that's where it looks even different even
Some of the clickers
for like shutting it down are on the top right side instead of lower
left side. I just upgraded to a newer version Version 12.10 again it is
FREE to download and the clickers are different now they are in the
left upper part of the desktop I am running like their word processor
etc., Lots more clickers are on top like the sounds and the video
clickers are there if you want them there. I like it first because its
so easy to install it finds all of the drivers for cards you have
physically plugged in.
If you want to try
it out only you can do a Dual-Boot
in other words you can try it out first running it in "RAM" only, not on the Hard Drive and if
you want to install it later you can if you want at anytime, also you
can run both systems on your drive and not have to put it on a separate
drive. You also can run it from a thumb drive too or even a memory card
used for a camera. Linux has a program that is only 128 megs total in
size called Linux Puppy
not like the Windows XP at about 600megs in size before putting any
Mind you it's
really not for rank Amateurs though it's really quite different from Windows. I just tried it first
from RAM and ran it there for several months before I installed it
totally on a dedicated drive in the computer I have now. I have another
OLD computer with a dual-boot setup and it is really running fairly
well with it's "OLD" 900 Megahertz Microprocessor with only 500
megabytes of "RAM" the most it can run in ram with that computer,
although it can also use the space within your hard drive temporarily a
temp space that can be changed too.
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