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  • Aug 10 2014 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm | Maitland Public Library

    Team ViewerOUR JULY MEETING was TeamViewer - the All-In-One Software for Remote Support and Online Meetings Remote control any computer or Mac over the internet within seconds or use TeamViewer for online meetings. You can find out why more than 200 million users trust TeamViewer at the July 13th Main Meeting of the Central Florida Computer Society at 2:45pm directly following the Windows Special Interest Group (SIG) which starts at 1:15pm at the Maitland Library.

    John "Free John" Kennedy got his start with computers around the beginning of the 80's and has been hammering away on them ever since his first Atari computer, to the one that he totally built when he retired six years ago.  His last ten years of teaching was with middle schools helping them develop the necessary computer skills they would need in education.  After retiring he become involved with teaching computer skills to senior citizens through a partnership of the Licking County Computer Society (of which he is the co-leader of the LInux SIG/Help Desk and now chair of the Teaching Program) with the Licking County Aging Program.  Although having switched mainly to the Linux operating system, John continues teaching Windows classes and helping people with their Windows computer problems.

    Known around his area as "Free John", he specializes in using free software for most of his computer projects (including the free Linux operating system).  One of his top, if not the top, pieces of software is "TeamViewer".  With this free software, John is able to provide remote technical help/support to both Windows and Linux users from the comfort of his office chair in his basement office.  TeamViewer allows his to "see" exactly what problems people are experience where explaining just doesn't get the job done.  Any former Northerners (and current snowbirds from the north) will understand how great this might be when someone needs help during the middle of the winter with bad weather or roads.  John will share how TeamViewer works as both a remote support tool working with others, and provides him remote access to his computers back home when he is away.

    John "Free John" KennedyIf there's time he will also show how you can use TeamViewer as a presentation/training tool to show others how to do things.

    John is a member of the Licking County Computer Society located in Newark, Ohio (central Ohio, east of Columbus), and a member of APCUG
    .  He is also on APCUG's Speaker's Bureau offering presentations on TeamViewer, Skype, Free Software, Portable Apps, and Linux.


    TeamViewer is available for the following operating systems:

        Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
        Windows 2000 / Millennium Edition / NT (Service Pack 6a, at least IE 5.5) / 98*
        Windows Server 2012R2 / 2012 / 2008R2 / 2008 / 2003 / 2000*
        Windows Home Server / Home Server 2011

    Mac OS
        Mac OS X 10.6 and later
        Mac OS X 10.5 / 10.4*

        CentOS, Debian, Fedora, Mandriva, Mint, Red Hat, SUSE and Ubuntu

        TeamViewer for Remote Control: Android version 2.1 and later
        TeamViewer for Meetings: Android version 2.2 and later
        TeamViewer QuickSupport: Android version 2.3.3 and later

        TeamViewer for Remote Control: iOS 5.0 and later
        TeamViewer for Meetings: iOS 5.0 and later
        TeamViewer QuickSupport: iOS 5.0 and later

    Windows Phone
        TeamViewer for Remote Control: Windows Phone 8 and later


Upcoming SIG Events Date Location
MS Access,Office Security SIG Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm New Horizons Computer Learning Center
iSIG Monday, August 18, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm Florida United Safety Council
Digital Photo and Video Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Tech SIG Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm World Gourmet


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