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Beginner SIG
Beginner SIG meets directly before our regular monthly presentation. If you are a non-member visitor, come early and attend this SIG to see if you might want to join our helpful organization!

Jim Kristan , is the leader of the Beginner's SIG. If you have just purchased a new computer this SIG is for you. Jim emphasizes the informal nature of this group. No questions are too basic. They meet right before the general meeting, so you can attend two QCS events in one night and save travel time.

They start with questions from the members. Sometimes they get no further than answering just one question. They explore it thoroughly to better understand the problem and solution. He always encourages people to let him know whatever is needed, and if you can, send him an e-mail about it.

Jim's goal is to get the beginning computer user off to an enjoyable start. He advises his SIG not to purchase software right away. They explore the many free software packages out there to try. After you become familiar with them, you will be able to make more informed choices if you then wish to purchase software. Jim's goal is to show people how to save money and have fun computing.

Jim Kristan heads this popular SIG.

Frequent Beginner topics include: Computer security, backing up files, file management, sending and receiving E-mail, and downloading software from the Internet. So even if you are not a beginner, plan to attend the Beginner's SIG to make your computing less stressful and more economical.

You can see Jim's PowerPoint presentation (125 KB download) from March 14th here: Beginner SIG
(Afer the last slide, you will reach a black screen and be prompted to "click" to return to this page.)

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