Hobart Computer Users Group Inc.

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  Hobart Computer Users Group Inc.

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When: 8.00pm 9 December 2014.
Where: G A Wood Hall, 29 Bathurst Street, Hobart.
Guest Speakers: Nigel Green.
Subject: Facebook.

Visitors very welcome.



Full membership is open to all computer users, wherever they live. However, meetings are only held in the Hobart area. Membership applications are subject to approval by the Management Committee. Membership costs $AUD30 per year per family. (Family is defined as related people living at the one address. A family receives one vote only and one copy of any mailing.) Fees have been increased to provide a fund for replacement, repair and purchase of equipment in future years.

Membership fees help us provide this website and other services. Please consider subscribing if you are not already a member.

To apply for membership, please download and print the application form and forward it with your cheque or money order for a year's membership to:

Hon. Secretary

Hobart Computer Users Group Inc.

PO Box 3179

West Hobart Tas 7000

Membership application (Right click to download)


Or email the Secretary - secretary(at)hobartpcgroup.org.au - and we will contact you.

Run applications from USB key


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.

  • OpenOffice.org

  • Firefox

  • Thunderbird

  • GAIM

  • Sudoku

  • GIMP

  • ClamWin

  • Audacity

  • 7-Zip

  • VLC Media Player

  • Portable Apps Menu

  • Portable Apps Backup

  • And more ...



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.

Are your applications up-to-date?



Internet Explorer 11

You'll need to validate Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 to install. Not available for earlier versions of Windows. Try Chrome or Firefox instead. Remember to untick "I would also like Bing" and ninemsn defaults unless you really want them.

Chrome web browser:

Latest version is 33.0.1750.146 m.

Firefox web browser:

Latest version is 27.0.1.

Thunderbird email client:

Latest version is 24.3.0.

Apache OpenOffice 4.0.1 office suite:

Check out the extensions, too.

Windows users get Picasa 3.9 here

Foxit PDF Reader - fast and small:

Version 6 with easy installer.



Check out In Pictures free tutorials. No complicated text instructions, just pictures that show you exactly what to do.


Microsoft Office tutorials on Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Publisher; OpenOffice.org tutorials on Base, Calc, Impress and Writer: learn Dreamweaver and HTML with CSS; Photoshop Elements and Fireworks; MySQL Basics; PHP Basics; and Perl Basics - and all of them free.  http://inpics.net/


More tutorials




Links to Dilbert, Garfield and Peanuts cartoons are here for your enjoyment.




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 personal computer or tablet. We offer meetings, newsletters, this website and more. Please check us out ... 





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