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Member Linux Stories

Editor: In response to my questions of a) What is your favourite Linux distro?  b) What is it about this particular distro that makes it your favourite? and c) What originally made you start using Linux and/or why would you… Continue Reading…

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East SIG Report September 2020

Neil Muller East SIG convener Paul Woolard opened the September meeting for the second time via the internet conferencing software Zoom along with Frank Maher the Zoom host. Another large audience attended, with members as far away as Echuca and… Continue Reading…

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Google News favours mainstream media. Even if it pays for Australian content, will local outlets fall further behind?

Axel Bruns, Queensland University of Technology Google’s role in delivering audiences to news outlets has been under scrutiny of late. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s initiative to redirect advertising revenue from Google and Facebook to news publishers has led… Continue Reading…

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DOTW Winners September 2020

Roger Brown   DOTW is a lighthearted look at some of the sillier events of the week. Don’t take it too seriously and do pop over to Chit Chat on Yammer and vote each week. Thanks to those of our… Continue Reading…

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Editorial October 2020

Hugh Macdonald Welcome to the October issue of PC Update! There’s a lot of focus on Microsoft Windows in the club, and therefore in this magazine. And rightly so.It is used by over 80 percent of desktop users in Australia.… Continue Reading…

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NBN upgrades explained: how will they make internet speeds faster?

Thas Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas, University of Melbourne The federal government has announced a A$3.5 billion upgrade to the National Broadband Network (NBN) that will grant two million households on-demand access to faster fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) internet by 2023. Reports from the ABC… Continue Reading…

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Yammer Highlights September 2020

Dennis Parsons Our move to Google G Suite This is a new group created by Harry Lewis to aid with the transition from MS Office365 based email to Google based G Suite Gmail. It’s the place to ask all your… Continue Reading…

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From The President October 2020

David Stonier-Gibson There is very little new to report that hasn’t already been reported via all-member emails, namely: AGM deferred As Secretary John Swale has already advised, we have decided to defer the AGM until 3rd February because we could… Continue Reading…

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