[Chicago-talk] UniForum: Old Pentiums

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Sat Oct 20 15:22:03 PDT 2007

                      How to Revive an Old Pentium

                             Howard Fosdick

                Tuesday, October 23rd 2007, 7:00-9:00pm
  Illinois Institute of Technology, Rice Campus, Wheaton, IL, Room 103

This presentation will be about how to use older PC's to get that  
else done on a computer without spending a lot of money.

1. What you can do with older PCs
2. How to take mature Pentiums and make them useful
3. Where to get a free computer!
4. What you can use that old computer in your basement for.
5. What operating systems (and versions) to install
6. Where to get all the free software you'll want -- to do ANYTHING  
you want
7. How to judge what software is appropriate to run on various mature  
8. How to "anonymize" your old PC before giving it away to charity

Speaker Bio
Howard Fosdick is an independent DBA consultant in the Chicago area who
works hands-on with Oracle databases.  He's also advised software and
hardware vendors about the database market and technologies.

Getting There
The next meeting of UniForum Chicago will be from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at the Illinois Institute of Technology
Rice campus.  The address of the meeting facility is:

         IIT's Rice Campus
         Room 103
         201 East Loop Road,
         Wheaton, Illinois 60187

Take I-88 to the Naperville Road exit.  Go North on Naperville Road
to Butterfield/Rt. 56.  Turn right on Butterfield and proceed East to
the next stoplight East (East Loop Road).  Turn north onto East Loop
Road (Big Bowl/Cozymel's Restaurants and Phillip's 66 Gas Station on
the corners); the campus will be on your right about a block north of
Butterfield Road.  Park in the student parking lot behind the building.
Room 103 is the first room inside the north entrance.  More detailed
directions and maps are available at:


All UniForum Chicago general meetings are open to the public free of  

For additional information contact Scott Nemec at (630) 990-6265 or
president at uniforum.chi.il.us, or visit the UniForum Chicago web site at:

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