Williamsport Area Computer Club
Newsletter & Meeting Minutes
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 11, 2000 (a.k.a 19100), at 7 PM, in our new permanent location, the JVB Library Technology Annex, 123 East 4th Street, Williamsport.
Our guest speaker will be Debra Sanders, who will discuss the various computer certification and certification-preparation classes available through the Pennsylvania College of Technology.
Our last formal meeting prior to our December social gathering at Joey's was called to order at 7:13 PM on November 11, 1999 by President John Yarosz. The minutes of October's meeting were approved. In Dan's absence, there was no treasurer's report. Two new attendees introduced themselves and said that they found the Club through our ad in the Sun-Gazette.
Advertising / Awareness / Public Relations / Home Page:
Jim suggested that we announce next year's first meeting on Susquehanna Cable's public information channel to advertise our new location. We ought to also prepare flyers to be posted at the old location for anyone who misses the announcement.
Computer Recycling (finding charitable uses for old computers):
- Robert, our hardware coordinator, reported that Northern Central Bank donated a 15" monitor.
- Kathy received an offer of 486 systems with 15" monitors from The West Company.
- Robert received an offer of 20 to 25 `386 and 486 systems with monitors from a source in Lock Haven. We would need to take the entire lot, which leads to a problem since we don't have much use for `386 systems. We will probably decline the offer.
No actions this month. Ideas for next year are always welcome, however.
No actions this month.
Local Computer and Internet News:
November's guest speaker was Gary Hurley. He demonstrated BeOS, a relatively new operating system that was originally designed for PowerPC machines but is now available for Intel systems. BeOS is designed to be very user-friendly, with a modern, pleasantly-designed graphical interface, but is also very powerful, with an advanced filesystem and Unix-workalike command line interface. In addition, it runs very fast and uses relatively little memory, and is particularly optimized for multimedia applications. It has attracted attention from Amiga users and Linux programmers.
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