Chromebooks, an Alternative
MEETING DATE: Thursday, September 22, 2022
6:45PM - 8:45PM (Zoom meeting room opens at 6:45 PM; Meeting starts at 7 PM)
via Zoom virtual meeting.
Presenter Bill James will demonstrate how a Chromebook does what many people want a computer to do, better and faster than any other laptop, regardless of price.
According to James, ChromeOS is the most secure portal to the Web that has ever been built because of super-fast updates and sandboxing. A Chromebook can pair with your Android phone and be used for messaging and video calling.
It is perfect for anyone who wants to grab a laptop, sign in, and spend an afternoon watching Netflix or shopping online. You can also use it as a terminal to connect to your Windows PC or Mac. Chromebooks are fun! Learn more from this informative presentation.
Bill James currently is VP of Operations, Computer Club of Oklahoma City, and the APCUG Director, Region 8.
Bill first became involved in a PC User’s Group in 1992 when he joined the Oklahoma PC User’s Group now known as the Computer Club of Oklahoma City to learn more about the computer he purchased. He has been a member of the clubs’ board of directors since 1998. Bill was elected president of the CCOKC in 2000 and served two terms.
He is currently on the club’s board of directors, serves as VP of Operations and newsletter editor, and frequently gives presentations on new software to his club. Bill attended his first APCUG Fall Conference in 2003. He is a past APCUG Region 6 Advisor (KY, IL, IN, MI) and treasurer and served on the APCUG Board of Directors from 2006 to 2009. Bill currently is serving as the APCUG Region 8 Advisor (AR, KS, LA, MO, OK, TX).
If Bill isn’t working with technology, you’ll find him driving his Mustang; he is the vice president and parade coordinator for the Oklahoma Mustang Club. He is also an active member of Toastmasters International Club #627. Bill is also a current member of the board of directors for North Care Center, a private non-profit behavioral and social services facility located in Oklahoma City. He retired from the Federal Aviation Administration as a supply systems analyst for the FAA Logistics Center in Oklahoma City, OK in 2007 where he worked for 38 years.