August 9, 2001

Durham's Macintosh and Windows Computer Users Groups to Meet: Comparing Apples and PCs

The Durham Personal Computer Users' Group (DPCUC) will host Jim Foster, past president of the Macintosh Users' East (MaUsE) to share information about MaUsE and its services to both Macintosh and Windows computer users on Thursday, August 9. The meeting will take place at 7:00 p.m., in the downstairs auditorium of the McLaughlin Public Library, 65 Bagot Street, Oshawa.

The guest speaker, Mr. Foster, is MaUsE's current BBS administrator and meeting coordinator of Durham Region's Apple Macintosh computer users group established over 15 years ago. Areas covered will be differences between a Mac and a PC, pros and cons, leveraging Windows files and applications when purchasing a Mac, and exchanging files with Mac users.

Anne Keefer, president of the Durham Personal Computer Users' Group, is delighted Mr. Foster is coming. "We are Durham Region's key users groups, in the business of communicating. We have much to learn from each other and share many common triumphs and challenges."

Mr. Foster's presentation to the Durham PC Users' Club follows shortly after his attendance at the annual MacWorld Exposition and Conference in New York City. Although he is not affiliated with Apple Computer Inc. or Apple Canada, following the conference he will provide an update on all of Apple's current Macintosh products and other services.

Mr. Foster has been a member of MaUsE since 1986. By day his work involves supporting a large number of his employer's mobile users of Compaq Armada notebook computers, beyond work, he uses Macintosh exclusively.