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Tico Byte for March, 2019

Hello, PC Club members,

The 3rd Saturday is coming up again this weekend.  The PC Club meeting will be on March 16th this month, at the Pan American School in Belen starting at 9 AM.  We will be meeting in our normal room in the bottom floor of the Yellow Building, all the way to the back.  (Signs will be posted.) Coffee, snacks, & conversation will be available, as always, at 8:30.  Bring anything computer-related that you have questions about or anything you would like to share with the group.

  1. Dick will open the meeting & preside over club business.

  2. Kim will welcome guests & new members.

  3. Kim's Treasurer's report:  $1535.71 in the treasury with 27 paid memberships for 2019. [Ed. Note: This link is open to logged-in club members only.]

    Dues remain $30/year/family. (New members' dues are prorated to remaining months in their 1st year.)

  4. There's a new chart on the Financials Page that compares Month-end Balances fm 2011 to 2018.
  5. Dick will moderate the microphone going around the room to hear your news & questions. The meeting will be recorded, so please use the microphone & say your name.

    Suggestions: Tell us what topics you’d like to see. Mention what you spent most of your time on this month. (3 or 4 minutes/person)

  6. Break (15 min)
  7. (Dick) There is a new table of Browsers in the March Web News & in the Refs & Tutorials - Software - Browsers.

    Known browsers: [Click on the logos for more information.]

    An ultra-fast web browser
    Brave is a free & open-source web browser.
    Camino is a Mac OS X-native browser
    Now more simple, secure, & faster than ever - with Google’s smarts built-in.
    Chromium is not the same as Chrome.
    Dillo is a multi-platform graphical web browser known for its speed & small footprint.
    In its 2nd gen, Dooble is a totally-new Web-browsing experience.
    ELinks is a text-mode browser. The Epic Browser has many privacy features.
    Firefox Android
    More like a group meeting tool..
    Browser for iOS devices
    iCab Mobile
    IE6 was released on August 27, 2001, shortly after the completion of Windows XP.
    IE 6
    IE7 was released on October of 2006. It was the default browser for Windows Vista.
    IE 7
    IE8 was released on March 19, 2009. It was the last version to run on Windows XP.
    IE 8
    IE9 was released to the public on March 14, 2011 as the recommended browser for Windows Vista, replacing IE 6 & 7.
    IE 9
    IE10 was released in 2012 as is the default browser for Windows 8, expanding on IE9 functionality w/ regard to CSS3 support, hardware acceleration, & HTML5 support..
    IE 10
    IE11 was the 11th & final version of Internet Explorer. It was officially released in October, 2013. MS Edge was the default browser in Windows after that.
    IE 11
    K-Meleon is an extremely fast, customizable, lightweight web browser that is free software & is designed specifically for Microsoft Windows (Win32) operating systems.
    Konqueror, a free & open-source web browser & file manager, provides web access & file-viewer functionality for file systems.
    Links is an open source text & graphic web browser w/ a pull-down menu system.
    Lunascape Orion browser is a free alternative browser for Windows.
    Lynx is a text-mode browser. Awarded 'Best Browser' in 3 consecutive years. Fast, secure & ad-free.
    MS Edge is now available across all Windows 10, iOS & Android* devices.
    MS Edge
    Midori Browser is a lightweight, fast, free & open-source web browser.
    Mosaic was the 1st browser to display images inline w/ text instead of displaying images in a separate window.
    The Mozilla Application Suite is now SeaMonkey
    Netscape Navigator
    NetSurf is a multi-platform web browser for RISC OS, Linux & other UNIX-like platforms, Windows, Mac OS X, & more.
    OmniWeb is a proprietary Internet web browser, currently developed exclusively for Apple's macOS operating system. It is available as a free download.
    Opera is a web browser for Windows, Android, macOS, & Linux OSs.
    Opera for phones
    Opera Mini
    Origyn has been discontinued.
    There are official releases for MS Windows & Linux, an unofficial build for macOS, & contributed builds for various platforms.
    Pale Moon
    QtWeb is a discontinued free & open-source web browser developed by LogicWare & LSoft Technologies.
    As of January 2014, there has been no further development of rekonq, & there is no manpower or sponsorship to restart development

    SeaMonkey is an all-in-one internet suite w/ browsing, email & chat capabilities.
    Sea Monkey
    Shiira (Japanese for the common dolphin-fish) is a discontinued open source web browser for the Mac OS X operating system.
    Sleipnir is a tabbed web browser developed by Fenrir Inc. Its main features are customization & tab functions. The names Sleipnir & Fenrir are both animals from Norse mythology.
    Slimjet is the astest web browser that blocks all ads & protects your privacy.
    Slimjet Browser
    The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world.
    Tor Browser
    UC Browser is a free web browser for android devices that enables you to search, download, & share videos.
    UC Browser
    Uzbl is a discontinued & open-source minimalist web browser designed for simplicity & adherence to the Unix philosophy. The name is 'usable' in lol speak.
    Vivaldi is a freeware, cross-platform web browser developed by Vivaldi Technologies. It was officially launched on April 6, 2016
    w3m is a text-based web browser as well as a pager like `more' or `less'.
    Waterfox is an open-source web browser for 64-bit systems, w/ an aim to maintain support for legacy extensions dropped by Firefox. There are official releases for 64-bit Windows (including a portable version), macOS, 64-bit Linux & 64-bit Android.
    At the time it was written, WorldWideWeb (no spaces) was the sole web browser in existence, as well as the first WYSIWYG HTML editor.
    WorldWide Web (no spaces)

  8. Topics of interest

    1. Should we limit ourselves to computer topics only?

    2. (Helen) Problems w/ Amazon Firestick

    3. (Dick) Facetime problem fixed (Apple software)

    4. (Dick) Hill’s Prescription Diet & Science Diet Dog Food recall

  9. Potential Topics

    1. Smart phone topics

    2. (Sid) Presentation from Apple rep (or knowledgeable user)

    3. (Dick) Revisiting the Member Forum (where your login is the same as logging into the club website)

    4. Helen will ask for more potential topics & presenters: Tell us what you want to hear about.

  10. 'Hope to see you at the meeting,

    Dick Sandlin


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