Friday, Jan 5 th   
 9:45 - 11:00 a.m.

Net Neutrality & Bit Coins -  A Quick Look...

Guest speaker have a Tim Edingfield.  Tim will present a quick overview of these two subjects followed with a Q&A session for member inputs.
Net Neutrality:  What is Net Neutrality, how might the repeal of the Obama-era rules affect internet users..? 
Bit Coins: what are they, how are they used, what do they cost? An investment or not? 
Get informed on these issues you may have seen in the news.

Friday, Jan 19 th

  9:45-11:00 a.m    "   "  

  The Linux Operating System  - A Brief Intro...  

Guest Speaker Tim Edingfield. Tim will introduce the Club to this widely-used operating system, but one which many members may have only heard about. Tim's introduction will be just that - an introduction, but even so, there is a lot to cover:
    • What is Linux? 
    • What are the benefits and drawbacks of using it? 
    • Is it safer than using Windows? 
    • Can Linux be used on an outdated XP computer? 
    • How to get it, load it, and get programs for it. 
    • How do I find programs for for Linux? (A web browser, email, word processor, etc...)
    • Can a printer be used with it?
    • Does it have to be permanently loaded in place of windows?
    • If it is booted from a disk or flash drive will the programs added remain or?
    • Does Linux receive updates?
    • Demo on how to get the program, how to get it run, demo some things we can do with it.
Learn about Linux at this meeting.

MAC Computer users - Would you like to be part of our MAC User Group (MUG)? MUG will meet after the BASCC regular meetings from 11 to 11:45 a.m.  For contact, call J.R. Moore, 541-888-8752.

Our non-profit club encourages the use of and knowledge about computers among the senior population of our community, as well as the general public.  We have been an established club since 2000 and maintain a membership of about 100.  We meet the first and third Fridays of each month.  Click here for more information about meeting location, dues, classes, and more.  

Come to a meeting, contact a member of the Board of Directors, or e-mail the President at cbasccpres@gmail.com to learn more about our club.

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