Spotlight on FOSS DVD

Nicholas Pyers reports that, as part of the celebrations of Software Freedom Day 2011, has compiled a selection of some of the best free software currently  available for the Mac, collected together on a single DVD, called “Spotlight on FOSS.” Better yet, has generously offered to make the DVD’s “Gold Master” available for group download, so that user groups can distribute this wonderful resource at meetings or Software Freedom Day events.

Learn more about how your group can get involved.

(Thanks to Nicholas Pyers for his many contributions to the user group community.)

Lincoln Hills MUG: Summer Picnic, “the Woz” and more

Ever had a picnic in a ballroom? The Lincoln Hills Macintosh User Group (LHMUG) will be hosting their popular annual summer picnic on September 27 in the OC Ballroom, with their famous tri-tip BBQ and Chipotle chicken, and raffle prizes that include an iPad2. This year will include a special treat: an iChat video greeting from Steve Wozniak to the group. Reservations must be made by September 15, and there will be no tickets for sale at the door.

Visit LHMUG.

(Thanks to Apple Ambassador and LHMUG Past President Irwin Maloff for this tip!)

NCMUG’s Jon Jones: Choosing Your Apple iPad2

Jon Jones of the North Coast Mac Users Group (NCMUG) recently posted a wonderful video to YouTube that can help folk decide on the right iPad for their needs, dividing by color, capacity, connectivity and carrier.  Want to know which one is right for you? Check out Jon’s video.

Don’t forget to save Saturday, October 1, for NCMUG’s wonderful Macintosh Computer Expo 2011 (MCE). Be there!

Check out Jon’s video.

Visit NCMUG.

Plan to attend MCE 2011.

(Thanks to NCMUG President Lorene Romero for this great tip!)

Photo Adventure: Secret Locations of Bisbee

Photo walks are popular, both the formal ones that carry the Photo Walk imprimatur and those with similar themes. John Buono of the Mountain View Computer Users Group (and long-time Macworld user group staffer) will be leading a group on September 24 at 10: a.m., as they explore great photo locations in Bisbee, Arizona.

Learn more about this Meetup event:

Check out the Mountain View Computer Users Group on the web.

or their Facebook page:



FCPUG Amsterdam Supermeet: Featuring the 4 A’s

The fourth annual FCPUG Amsterdam SuperMeet, held Sunday, September 11, at the Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam, will feature the four A’s of editing: Apple, Adobe, Avid and Autodesk, and so much more. Join attendees from SFCutters, BOSFCPUG, and groups located in the UK, Germany, Hungary, Russia, Belgium, France and more for the largest gathering of FCP, Avid and Adobe editors, HDLSR filmmakers and digital content gurus on the planet – truly an event to remember. Networking? You bet! New tips and tricks? Of course! Their world-famous raffle? It has to be seen to be believed!

Be there.

Check out the wonderful SFCutters Facebook page