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EVERY Thu Feb 5 thru Thu Feb 19 2015 – 3 sessions
1:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                                    
Computer Teaching Center/IS
Instructor:  Lou Gehrig (Lakewood)
Fee $12.00    Limit 8 Students                     Flash Drive Required

Following the end of Microsoft support for Windows XP many have been puzzled concerning a safe and secure method for computing at a reasonable or no cost level. The good news is that it can be safely done. If you have a working XP computer (or any computer) with a reasonable amount of memory (RAM), there are solutions available.

If a new version of Windows is not for you, there are solid alternate operating systems that can be installed at no cost. The new operating system would have Google Chrome Internet browser or Firefox browser, Gmail, AOL mail etc. just as you might have used on Windows. An office suite compatible with Microsoft Office is included and hundreds of programs and apps are available to download and install at no cost.


Basic computer skills and knowledge of your computer's specifications are required for this course. This workshop is intended for any resident who routinely uses a home computer and is familiar with the default folders used in Windows. Installation of an operating system is contemplated, but not required. Use of a modified computer will follow routines that are familiar to Windows XP users. Students should have some experience installing a program, but this is not critical.