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Next meeting

Annual General Meeting; Binary and Logic.


When: 8.00pm 13 August 2013
Where: G A Wood Hall, 29 Bathurst Street, Hobart
Guest Speaker: Ian Duffy
Binary and Logic

TRUE, FALSE, AND, OR, NOT, ONE and ZERO are the only tools available to digital computers. We will explore these fundamentals to gain an insight into the world of data processing.

August meeting is also Annual General Meeting.



Group Newsletter


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Newsletter Contents - March 2011 to June 2012.


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Newsletter Index - March 2011 to June 2012.


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Newsletter/magazine/website of the decade



Free Access


Though no longer available as a printed magazine, Free Access provided a wealth of articles on its website.


This website is no longer registered. An archived copy is available at


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Portable applications leave no data behind on the host computer's hard drive. Check your email from anywhere, scan for viruses, browse the internet, and have a full office suite at your disposal.


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  • GAIM

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  • GIMP

  • ClamWin

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Contact information


Contact the President, Secretary, or Treasurer for more information.



President: 040 22 77 545    

Treasurer: (03) 6228 4891


Postal address

Hon. Secretary 

Hobart Computer Users Group Inc.

PO Box 3179,

West Hobart, Tas 7000 Australia


Electronic mail 






Replace '(at)' with '@' in the above addresses.

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Apache OpenOffice 3.4 office suite:

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Who we are


We are a senior- and beginner- friendly group of computer users, not geeks or gurus, who would like to help you get more out of your IBM-compatible personal computer. We offer meetings, newsletters, this website and more. Please check us out ... 





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