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PPCUG Next Meeting
September 29, 2015

7:00 PM

Mercer County Library, Lawrenceville NJ

Windows 10

David Shinkfield photo    David Shinkfield

On July 29th, Microsoft launched its newest version of Windows - Windows 10. Unlike earlier versions, Microsoft followed a new practice:
  • First they launched an Insider Program which allowed interested computer users the opportunity to use developmental or Beta versions of Windows 10 and to submit suggestions on ways to improve it.
  • Subsequently Microsoft decided to provide FREE copies of Windows 10 to existing and legal users of Windows 7, 8 and 8.1.

Over the past months, Windows users may have noticed an additional symbol (which looks like the Microsoft logo) in the lower right hand corner of their computer screens. By clicking on this symbol, users can reserve a copy of Windows 10. Once reserved, Microsoft will notify the user when Windows 10 is ready for them to install. Now Windows users have certain decisions to make:
  • Do I want a copy of Windows 10 on my computer?
  • Should I replace my existing copy of Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 or keep both?
  • If I want to keep my existing version of Windows in addition to Windows 10, how do I do that?
  • What precautions should I take before installing Windows 10?
  • Will I continue using Internet Explorer as my browser or move to Microsoft’s new Edge browser?

David Shinkfield will discuss these options and attempt to answer questions about Windows 10.
"The launch of Windows 10 represents a major change by Microsoft, particularly since it will be FREE to all current users of Windows 7, 8 and 8.1," Shinkfield noted. "However, the free offer will only be available to users within 12 months of its launch. Because most computer users will take advantage of the free offer, we plan to look at some of Windows 10’s the features and the benefits computer users can expect after installing the new platform. Basically, Windows 10 combines the benefits of both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Furthermore, its design is better suited to mouse and keyboard users, as well as to those already using touch screens on their computers, and Windows phones and tablets."

Shinkfield, who has been a volunteer instructor with the Computer Learning Center at Ewing for the past eight years, teaches several courses including Windows 7 and 8, Downloading, and Quicken. A former managing partner with PA Consulting Group based in London, he served that firm on assignments in the UK, France, Germany and finally the United States where he has spent the pasts 20 years. Since his retirement, he has also volunteered with several other organizations in the Mercer County community, including coaching foreign students and their families in English.

There are a group of club members who regularly attend PPCUG meetings. However, Club Leadership including those who have been arranging meetings would appreciate your assistance. We are looking for volunteers to step up and take a leadership role. Any role that you take will look good on your LinkedIn profile!

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Meetings of an organization at any of the facilities of the Mercer County Library System in no way implies endorsement of its programs.

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