Northampton

Computing & Technology

Computer Users

Leader: Charles Bond Tel: 01604 409251

The Monthly Meeting is usually held on the 3rd Tues of the month from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at either the Leader’s house.
To find out more, or to join the group, please phone the Leader or send an email by clicking the message link on the top right.

The Aims Of The Group:

• To investigate and explore free software.
• Have fun with computing.
• To have a relevant programme. (Members decide what topics to cover.)

Free Software:

Free software can mean free of intellectual restrictions and / or doesn't cost anything. In this group we look at both.

There's amazing amount of free software out there which can help achieve things no matter what your interests are. Of course the beauty of free software solutions is that if you don’t like a particular program it's cost you nothing so you can always try something else!

Examples:

a) Libre Office: this is an alternative to Microsoft Office.
b) Ubuntu: this is an alternative operating system to Windows.

Meetings:

The aim of our group is to explore free software and exchange our experiences. We are a mutual support and discussion group for people who choose to use free software whenever possible.

When we initially purchased computers, we may well have been encouraged to also buy well known proprietary products from Microsoft or Norton however there are often alternatives to these which are available at no cost. Our group looks at these alternatives.

The Group should appeal to anyone who likes to experiment and have fun with their computing, and this includes using other hardware such as the Raspberry Pi.

Please use the email link (top right) if you are interested in joining. We are always happy to welcome new members and new ideas.

Useful Links:

LibreOffice: https://www.libreoffice.org/
Ubuntu: http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop
Our Programme: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1517723/Programme.html

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Archaeology Art Workshop
Bird watching Book Reading
Bowling Bridge
Canasta Charles Dickens
Coffee Morning / Lunch Computing & Technology
Crafts Creative Writing
Cribbage Cryptic Crosswords
Cycling Dancing
Daytime Cinema Decorative Arts from 1800
Discussion Groups Early Civilisations
Exploring London Flower Arranging
Gardening Genealogy
Golf History
History of Art Jewellery Essentials Workshop
Knit and Natter Languages
Luncheon Club MahJong
Meditation Meet n' Eat
Music Mythology
Nature New Experiences
Philosophy Photography
Play Reading Poetry
Psychology Public Speaking/Story Telling
Quiz Saturday Supper
Science Scrabble
Shakespeare Skittles
Table Tennis Tai Chi
Theatre Theatre Visits - Milton Keynes
Theology Trips (by coach)
Walking Wine Appreciation