One of the beta testers for Windows 7 (Richard Frisch) has been hosting a series of presentations to introduce local users to Windows 7. The presentation is given at a local library to the Computer Users Group monthly meeting. The attendees have a broad range of experience with computers. One attendee at each talk (two held in October) received a free copy of Windows 7 Inside Out, by Ed Bott, Carl Siechert, and Craig Stinson. Here’s the report from the event as well as a copy of Richard’s newsletter.
I gave two public talks in October, Windows 7: An Introduction. The first one on Tuesday, October 6 at the Fairfield County Computer Users Group monthly meeting. The second one on Saturday, October 24 at the Westport (CT) Library. (Westport is David Pogue’s home town.) FCUG usually has 50 or more attendees. The Westport Library technology talks usually draw an audience in excess of 100.
It was a big hit at the first presentation, Windows 7: An Introduction. The room was packed probably about 75 attendees.
I opened the presentation with the book as a giveaway. I told the audience that I would decide who got it based upon the best question asked. I publicly thanked Ed and Microsoft Press for your/their generosity.
One fellow asked me how he could install Windows 7 on his netbook since he didn’t have a DVD drive. Good question that needed to be asked. He won. He was quite happy.
My friend Ed Bott and Microsoft Press have donated a copy of Windows 7 Inside Out, by Ed Bott et al. that I will be giving away at my presentation at the Westport Library on Saturday, October 24, at 10:30a. You’ve got to be there to have a chance to win this wonderful $49.99 (MSRP) resource.
TRENDS in TECHNOLOGY: An Introduction to Windows 7
Public Presentation by Richard Frisch
Saturday, October 24 at 10:30a
Westport Public Library McManus Room
20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880
Phone: (203) 291-4800
Windows 7 is Microsoft’s newest operating system and will be available in October 2009. Find out what is new and exciting (and what is not) in Windows 7 from Westonite Richard H. Frisch , who has been using Windows 7 for a year. Many computer experts, including some Mac fans, think that Windows 7 is the best operating system Microsoft has ever produced. You will also get a sneak peak at Microsoft Office 2010.
Frisch is the founder of RHFtech, which provides technology support for small businesses and residences, is a member of the Microsoft Partner Network, and is also a technology journalist writing a biweekly column, “The RHFtech Help Desk”, for The Hour, Stamford Times and Wilton Villager papers.
Checkout my blog, the RHFtech Help Desk (and more).