Ottawa PC Users' Group

Ottawa PC Users' Group, Inc.

2007 Beginners' Workshop


Workshop Content

This fall, the Ottawa PC Users' Group will be offering a full-day workshop on topics of interest to new computer users and those not-so-new users who want to know a little more about their hardware and software systems.

Our workshop will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2007, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Heron Road Community Centre, 1480 Heron Road, Ottawa.

We will tell you everything you need to know about computer hardware, operating systems, open-source software and computer security in four sessions:

Hardware Solutions
Our hardware expert will discuss current and future computer hardware including chip technologies and the other individual components inside - and outside - the box.
Operating Systems
Find out what Vista has to offer over-and-above the features of Windows XP, how to dual boot Vista and Linux, and much more about your computer's operating system.
Open Source Applications
Our "believer" will discuss the concepts behind the open-source movement and show you some of the wide range of available applications that work just as well as their commercial counterparts. All the functionality. None of the cost!
Security Issues
Our computer security expert will discuss the techniques used by the bad guys and show you how to easily implement various countermeasures to keep your system safe.


Door Prizes!

As a special bonus for workshop participants, we will be featuring draws for door prizes with a total retail value in excess of $2000, including computer software and books on various workshop-related computer topics

Inside the Machine   Vista and VirusScan   Ubuntu for Non-Geeks

OPCUG would like to thank all the sponsors of our workshop


Registration* is just $50.00 which includes:

Check a CD-ROM with all the presentations
Check associated reference information
Check lunch and coffee breaks
Check a one-year membership in OPCUG (a $25.00 value by itself)
Check draws for multiple door prizes (over $2000 retail value!)

* Attendance will be limited to the first 60 registrants

Workshop Location:

Saturday, November 17, 2007
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Heron Road Community Centre

Heron Road Community Centre
1480 Heron Road
Ottawa, ON

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