Todayís meeting of the GTPCC was held in the Community Room of Howell
Attendance 22: 15
members and 11Guests.
One new member joined: Corey Griffith
Two Membership Renewals
Guest Speaker: Lauri Arnold, LIT Program Director, Instructor Computer Networking
Meeting opened 1:30 pm by Dr. Sam for SIG
discussion. The following topics were discussed:
Recording files to CD & DVD
using Windows 7 built in program.
Coping files from old floppy
disks to CDís.
Converting PowerPoint files
to video format usable on set top DVD players.
X10.com & Presentation to
Using VGA cables to export
video from laptops to LCD TVís.
Transferring old hard drives
to new computers.
Microsoft will no longer support Windows
2000 or Windows XP sp2 after July 13, 2010.
LIT student computer club is collecting
all types of computer hardware and electronic equipment for its
recycling program. This is an ongoing fund raiser for their club. All
donations would be appreciated.
At 2;30 pm, Dr. Sam introduced the main
speaker, Lauri Arnold. She is Program Director of Computer Networking
and Troubleshooting at the Lamar Institute of Technology. She
discussed the programs available at LIT in addition to the curriculum.
Information on Windows XP, Vista, Server 2008 and Windows 7 were
compared for reliability and security. Virtual Images of computers and
the use of VM Ware will be taught for the first time this Fall
semester at LIT. Lauri also mentioned new areas of interest such as
Cloud Computing, and the problems associated with backup and security
for this new concept. She entertained questions from the members until
4:00pm. At that time Jerry MacDaniels, club Treasurer gave out door
prizes. The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 pm.
Door Prize winners:
#1 Don Schoening:
5.25 IDE Mobile Rack Removable Tray w/Fan donated by GTPCC
#2 Ruth Pyatt: Travel Trivia Game for RVers called "RALLY HO!" Donated
#3 Angela Walker: Ultra Portable USB 2.0 Pocket Card Reader/Writer
donated by Computer Dimensions
#4 Bobby Ford: "Plain & Simple: Microsoft Office Word 2007" by
#5 Al Alvarado: Multi-Direction adjustable LED light for Notebook
computer by Anonymous Donor