|Wed Mar 25 @ 7:15PM - 09:00PM|
Wednesday March 25 @ 7:15 - 09:00 P.M.
Note Temporary Change of Day of Week and Location for General Meeting
MARCH 25TH, 2015 GGCS General Meeting:
First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael (Sanctuary)
1510 FIFTH AVENUE (AT E STREET), SAN RAFAEL.
2-fer: Chromebook Review & Google Drive and Apps
Chromebook sales are growing at 67% per year and now represent over a third of laptop sales. They are inexpensive, fast-booting, and are silently and automatically self-updating. Their apps are free (or inexpensive) and come from a store similar to those for cell phones and tablets. They have a long battery life, don’t need an antivirus, and are backed up to the cloud automatically. However, they don’t run Windows, so is that a deal killer? Not for a lot of people. GGCS member Steve Shank, who is evaluating a Chromebook for use by his wife, will discuss this and more at the March 25 General Meeting.
In the second half of the meeting, GGCS member Tom Schiff will show us how much we can do with just a browser and Google drive, whether on a Chromebook, a Windows, or Mac computer; an Android or IOS phone; or a tablet. In addition to Gmail, he’ll show how easy it is to create sophisticated documents, spreadsheets, presentations, schedules, diagrams, and forms. He’ll also show how these are available both online (as apps) and offline (as extensions), and explain the Google model of multi-user, collaboration, multi-platform, and version retention and backup. Tom just taught a series of classes on Google Docs at the Tiburon Library
6:00 P.M. J Intro to Computing Class: What’s inside the box?
GGCS General Meetings offer a friendly forum for people interested in computers at all user levels, from novice to expert.
The meeting usually follows this schedule: