Staying Safe Online - Pam Holland
Introduction to Home Automation - Bill James
Home Automation Security - Bill James
February 21, 2018 at 7:00pm
Picking the Best Backup Approach - Gene Barlow, User Group Relations, APCUG VTC 5-6-2017
Backing up your hard drive on a regular basis is the most important process that all end-users must do on a
regular basis to protect their computer from a crash or virus attack. Anti-virus utilities are not always
completely reliable for this protection. Only a good backup can protect you 100% from a total loss of your
computer system. Unfortunately, there are many different backup approaches that are promoted as being all
you need to do. Most of these approaches provide only a partial protection of your system. However, there
is one backup approach that is the best and the one you should be using.
This presentation will describe the four most popular backup approaches used today and tell you the strengths
and weakness of each approach. After attending this presentation, you will be able to determine what is the
best backup approach you should be using. We will then describe this approach in detail, so that you
understand the best way to use this best backup approach. We represent Acronis and their True Image backup
utility to the user group community. This product will provide you all of the popular backup approaches, but
their incremental backup image approach is the best way to go. Again, how to setup and use this best approach
will be covered in this presentation.
March 21, 2018 at 7:00pm
Photo Editing with The GIMP - Dennis Rex, APCUG VTC 5-6-2017
Like taking digital photos? Looking for a cost-effective way to restore, enhance or fix images? The GNU
Image Manipulation Program might be an option. Cross-platform and Open Source, this powerful application
contains features that both beginners and advanced users will appreciate. SoCal Linux Expo’s Dennis Rex
offers tips on using the GIMP to tame your most stubborn image challenges.
Topics include file conversion, RAW editing, filters and plug-ins as well as basic photo manipulation.