The Marion Landing Computer Club meets on the second Monday of each month. We start at 3:30 PM in the Activities Center. Agendas are published to members before meetings.
By-laws include a statement of purpose that reads in part: "...formed to encourage development of members' technical and functional skills in utilizing computers, applications, programs, and related devices for the benefit of the residents..not for profit..."
Bits & Bytes
Months ago this page was devoted to OS possibilities with the likes of Linux. No one has ventured out with much of an interest, except for one person who wanted the magazine and disk that I mentioned as a source for Linux. He has not been back to me with any information as to his activity.
In the meantime, I have run across an article that introduces Fast Presto Linux, published in PCWorld, July 2009, page 111, by Rick Broida. It introduces a “paid” Linux operating system and various software to go with it.
He alludes to the basic conundrum encountered with the $20.00 purchase price with the fact it is the product of a consortium of volunteers who produced it with the main concept that OS’s and software should be free to the people who want it. I can not get too enthusiastic about that either. I will leave that up to your values about such things.
It may be that you would like to at least look at the download available at
I would still like to hear from any residents who have even a little interest in Linux as an alternative to Windows in its various editions.
There used to be a Photo Club in Marion Landing and a few people seem to have enough interest in the subject for at least a meeting of the MLCC to discuss the computer software related to digital cameras. At the July MLCC meeting, Roger Patterson will be discussion leader on the digital camera. While I have not seen the details of his subject matter, it will probably be more an introduction to the use of the camera and getting the operations executed to have a file that can be introduced to a computer or printer. If you have a camera, I suggest that you bring it to the meeting with you.
You may find enough interest to form a group with interest in photography that would be broader in scope to include concerns with the end result photograph. That aesthetic aspect would not be appropriate to include on agendas for the computer club.
All Marion Landing residents are invited to the MLCC meetings, and I hope to see more of you at the meetings: 2nd Monday of each month, Lifestyle Center, at 3:30.