The PC User Group’s next free Monthly Meeting will be held
at 7.30pm on Monday 30 August 2004 in Manning Clark Theatre 3
at the Australian National University. This month’s speakers
will be Rainer Klein and Dorothy Klein from R & D Soft Pty
Ltd, talking about open source software such as Mozilla and Open
Do you wish there is an alternative to proprietary products?
Are you tired of paying for expensive updates every few years
when you use only 10% of a software’s features? Do you want
more secure software? Open source software is that software whose
source code has been made freely available to developers on the
Internet so that it is not locked up with copyright.
Rainer Klein will talk about alternative web browsers and email
clients, such as Mozilla Thunderbird and Firefox, which improve
communications and computer security. Rainer has had 35 years
experience in computing, the last 20 years being in software development
and, with his wife Dorothy, they currently run their own open
source software development company.
Dorothy Klein will demonstrate Open Office, the inexpensive
office suite incorporating a word processor, spreadsheet, data
base, illustrator and publisher, presentation editor and all the
tools needed in a modern office suite. Open Office is generally
compatible with Microsoft Office products. Dorothy has spent 20
years in software, including 10 years teaching Microsoft products,
and is currently helping run their software development company.