Williamsport Area Computer Club

Newsletter & Meeting Minutes

February 2001

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 13, at 7 PM, in the Winters Room of the James V. Brown Library, 19 East Fourth Street, Williamsport.

We will be having a "Show & Tell" session. Attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite useful tips and tricks.

Our last meeting was opened at 7:07 PM Tuesday, February 13 2001 by Vice-President Kathy Kolb. The minutes of the January 2000 meeting were approved.

Treasurer's Report:

Old Business:

New Business:

Discussion & News:


Geoff demonstrated VMware, a package that allows the user to run two operating systems on one computer simultaneously. He uses it on his Linux systems when he needs to run Windows. It emulates a complete computer, including BIOS, so that the "guest" operating system and its programs need no modification. It also provides a simulated network interface on both the real and the virtual computer to allow communicattion between the two systems. The guest OS can run full-screen or in a window, and there was no noticeable performance degradation of the host or guest systems under a light load.

Contact Information
Home Page http://www.lycoming.org/wacc
Secretary Jim Shaffer, Jr., jshaffer@uplink.net (To be changing in March. Watch for updates!)
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