December 11, 2016 – SIG-Computing: Acronis True Image and Disk Director, SIG-Linux: Kodi: Open Source Home Theater Software

General Announcements and Nominations

Mike Bader, president of SEMCO, will start the meeting and make general announcements.
Nominations for Officers and Members-at-Large of the Board. Any member may nominate another member or themselves for the following Board positions:

  1. President
  2. Vice President
  3. Secretary
  4. Treasurer
  5. Two Members-at-Large of the Board of Directors

When: Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 1:30 P.M.
Where: Altair Engineering, Inc., 1820 E. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, MI 48083
Map to meetings at Altair Engineering

Topic: Acronis True Image and Disk Director:

Backing up your computer on a regular basis is a very important task that all computer users should be doing. The only problem is that there are many different backup approaches offered. Some of these approaches are excellent, but frankly, some of the ways to do backup are poor and you end up with just a partial backup of your computer. Our webinar presenter, Gene Barlow, will cover the four most common backup approaches in his webinar and tell you what is best and what to avoid. Since you need to do backups, you should make sure you do the best possible backup approach. He will cover Acronis’s True Image 2017 and Disk Director 12. These award winning products are the best set of hard drive utilities on the market today and ones you should be aware of. Special half price discounts will be offered at the webinar. This is a presentation that you won’t want to miss.

Gene has worked with PC user groups for over 25 years and has presented to SEMCO many times. He and his wife Linda, are perhaps the best known software representatives in the user group community. After graduating from Brigham Young University with a degree in Mathematics and Physics, Gene started to work for the IBM Corporation. For the first 20 years of his career with IBM, he worked with mainframe computer software products in various technical and management positions. When the IBM PC was introduced in the early 80’s, Gene was asked to manage the User Group Support organization that helped hundreds of PC user groups get started and grow. His early involvement in the growth of the user group community has earned him the name of Father of PC User Groups. He worked with user groups for the last 14 years of his IBM career to see this community grow in members and influence in the industry. After he retired from IBM, he set up his own consulting firm to continue to work with user groups. He continues to be an active part of the user group community to this day.

Also: Questions and Answers following the presentation and during the social period before the SIG-Linux meeting. Snacks available during the social period.
When: Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 1:45 P.M.
Where: Altair Engineering, Inc., 1820 E. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, MI 48083
Map to meetings at Altair Engineering

Topic: Kodi: Open Source Home Theater Software:

Drive safe. More snow is on the way. However, so that we can get you home a bit earlier, we will not have the SIG-Linux meeting today (Usually 4-6pm). So we plan to end about 4PM depending on the weather. The Kodi presentation will take place at the January 8, 2017 SIG-Linux meeting.
SIG-Linux Chairman Brian Brodsky will demonstrate setting up and some of the features of Kodi. From Kodi’s website: Kodi® (formerly known as XBMC™) is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media center for playing videos, music, pictures, games, and more. Kodi runs on Linux, OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.

All are welcome.

When: Sunday, December 11, 2016 January 8, 2017 at 4:00 P.M.
Where: Altair Engineering, Inc., 1820 E. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, MI 48083
Map to meetings at Altair Engineering

Free Wi-Fi available. Our thanks to Altair Engineering, Inc. for providing our meeting space!

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