September 10 – Windows 10 Q&A

A Message from the Common Table

We have had a dry and hot summer. At one point I did not have to cut my grass for almost six weeks. I have a fairly consistent stand of fescue grass that takes a nap in hot dry weather. We had a great BBQ meeting/picnic on August 13. I think almost all of our active members were there. This was one of our best attended events in recent memory. I hope all of you enjoyed the food and fellowship, I know I did.

Windows 10 was released at the end of July We have plans to talk about what this release has for us. Are you already using the preview? Any plans to upgrade to it right away? Did you know Win10 will probably run very well on that old Vista computer sitting in your closet? Is it free or are we going to pay something because Microsoft says it’s free?

This month’s meeting is all about Windows 10. The discussion will be round table style. Many of us have already had experience with the OS and will give our two cents about it. Did you upgrade from Windows 7 or 8.1? How did the upgrade go? Do you like the new interface? Even if you have not had any experience with the new OS, please share with us what you know about it. This information can be what you have read about it or from talking to other folk that have tried it.


This meeting is also “bring a friend”. Please find someone to bring to the meeting. Bring them in kicking and screaming if you have to.

We also have a “eatin’ before the meetin’ ” at 5:45. Bring your own dinner to eat. We usually have tea, water and ice. This is a great time to talk and eat over “technology”.

I hope all of you had a safe Labor Day Weekend. I hope to see all of you at the meeting on September the 10th.

We may also have time for a short question and answer session, so please bring your questions, issues and problems about technology with you.

I hope to see all of you this Thursday.

Galen Bolin
President PCCC


In memoriam

Member Ludwig Albl passed away August 10, 2015 peacefully at home under hospice and family care.

All of our thoughts go to the family for the loss of their father and husband and our friend. Alex is currently in school at East Carolina University. We look forward to seeing him when he is available.

President Galen Bolin represented the PCCC at the service August 13.


Treasurer’s Report

Membership
Current membership count is 13. Please see the Treasurer at the meeting if you need to verify your membership.

Financial
PC3-Treasury0915
The picnic had a net “profit” of $8.61.September 1, 2015

Bill Barnes, Treasurer


Please join us. The Personal Computer Club of Charlotte [PC3] meets the second Thursday of each month at Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church, 1117 South Blvd in Charlotte. The meeting gets under way promptly at 7:00pm. We generally start with a brief review of current PC issues in the news. Following that we have a presentation on a topic of interest to PC or Smart Phone users and wrap up by 9:00pm. Initial attendance at the meeting is free and open to the public.In addition to our General Meeting at 7:00pm, a number of us get together for dinner at 5:45pm. We generally hold our “Eating before the Meeting” at the church. Six or seven folks generally show up, have supper and talk tech until it is time to start the General Meeting. The club will provide iced tea and cookies for desert, bring your own supper.