NWA-PCUG Newsletter Article, August 2012
President' Corner
by Wes Eckles, President
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Member Dies

A long time member, Dorothy Rae Bien, has passed on. We will miss her many questions at our Q&A.

Which Browser is most secure?

Sources have reported the Chrome has bypassed IE in world wide browser market share. It appears that browser makers are touting security now. The 64 bit IE10 will be offered to Windows 7 and 8 users later this year. IE10 will have a new feature called “Enhanced Protected Mode” . The Mode adds several new sandbox-like features and offers plug-in-free browsing.

Some time soon Mozilla will launch Firefox 14 loaded with a set of security features. Chrome 20 was released a few months ago. This version will not allow extensions to be loaded from any web page other than the Chrome Web Store. Google has begun screening applications submitted to the official Web Store.

We need more members to give a presentation. If you use or read about an application that you like, tell us about it ahead of the meeting so you will have time to prepare a presentation.

NWA PC-USER GROUP meetings are held at the NW Technical Institute on State Hwy 265 in Springdale. We have use of a room 119 located in the main building for the rest of 2012. Go to the back of the main building on the NE corner. Enter the NE door and go to the end of the hallway to reach room 119.

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