GoDaddy to visit April Computer Booters’ meeting

Computer Booters has moved its meeting day. Due to unexpected conflicts, we had to move to the first Wednesday of each month from September through May. At 6:00 p.m., we have cookies and coffee. At 6:00 p.m., our technical director, Allan Levy, runs a free one-on-one computer clinic. Come and get your computer questions answered. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Sun Lakes Country Club’s Navajo Room, 25601 Sun Lakes Blvd.

GoDaddy is our April visitor. GoDaddy is the giant domain registrar who assigns computer domain names, for example, GoDaddy also runs many computer sites. GoDaddy will talk about getting a domain name and building and running a website.

At our March meeting, we had a special visitor; our big neighbors to the north, Intel is an international powerhouse in the Semiconductor Industry. They design and manufacture the computer chips that drive our PCs and assorted electronic gadgets. Renee and Mike described the Intel Ocotillo Campus, what they do there and how it’s grown, as well as provide insight into how semiconductor chips function and are made.

Renee Levin, Community Affairs Manager, spoke about how Intel tries to be a good corporate citizen. Intel recycles about 80% of its water. Intel donated the land for the fire training facility.

Michael Fendrick talked about producing chips in large volumes. Mike has been working at Intel Corporation for the past 27 years in various roles, spanning from Technical Training, Engineering and LEAN Manufacturing taking him and his family on assignments around the world including Dalian, China and Saigon, Vietnam. Currently, Michael is a Group Leader within the Manufacturing Support Group preparing the Ocotillo site for future opportunities.

Computer Booter Workshops April, 2019:

April 5 and 12, Friday, 9:00 a.m. – Genealogy the Modern Way, Barbara Hug – Ceramics Room, Cottonwood Country Club

April 8, Monday, 8:30 a.m. – Avoiding Frauds and Scams, Microsoft staff – Microsoft Store, Chandler Fashion Mall

April 10, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. – Let’s Learn More: Android Phones, Patricia Hill – Ceramics Room, Cottonwood Country Club

Important information:

Intel continues to have a shortage of its 14nm chips, a byproduct of record demand and an inability to produce 10nm chips.

The cost of memory is dropping. It is expected to fall about 30% in the first quarter. So get your memory filled for your machines. Windows 10 loves more memory. Apple machines tend not to be memory upgradable.

Windows 7 has one year left of support. What does that mean? There will be no more security updates for 7 in one year. Companies can pay $25 to $50 to get continuing support. It is unclear if this will be available to individuals. The cost will double each year.

The next version of office, Office 2019, will not run on Windows 7. Office 365 will stop working on Windows 7. Other versions, previous versions of Office (2016, 2013, 2010, etc.) will run on Windows 7.

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