By Barbara Perone
If you’re having a little trouble with your old computer or you’re still struggling to figure out how to use one of today’s many electronic devices du jour perhaps it time to join a local computer club and get help from the pros.
Founded in 1988, the Hunterdon Computer Club, a non-profit organization, welcomes beginners and professionals in the computer field. There is no fee to join and no age limitations or experience qualifications for membership.
The club’s main goal is to provide volunteer efforts to the community, share experiences, and help those who attend club meetings. The organization can also assist others via its online services, such as its blog www.hunterdoncomputerclub.org/blog and its Help Loop www.hunterdoncomputerclub.org/help.
Club members may also be able to help you if you are having problems with different computer systems, like antique PCs or Intel Pentiums, which use the following computer operating systems:
- Windows 3x
- Windows 95
- Windows 98
- Windows New Technology (NT)
- Windows Millennium Edition (ME)
- Windows eXPerience (XP)
- Windows Vista (which stands for Viruses Spyware Trojans, & Adware), and
- Linux , which is Unix-like
Club members may also help Macintosh users and people still baffled by electronic devices, like an iPad (Apple’s version of a portable tablet computer) or an e-reader, i.e., a Kindle.
To find out whether the club can help you with a computer problem and for a list of its meeting dates, times, and locations visit http://www.hunterdoncomputerclub.org.