Sarah Friedlander, the newest member of the Apple Campus Group Advisory Board will give her first interview in this week’s User Group Report, which will also offer reports on Mac User Groups from a Unix perspective, the first Platinum sponsors for User Group University, and why this UGU will be even better for vendors and attendees alike.
The User Group Report is the Internet radio show hosted by Chuck Joiner, editor of
The MUG Center, an online resource for Mac user groups (MUGs). The weekly report features interviews with people making news in the user group community.
You can listen
or download the MP3 file for your iPod.
In other MUG news, the Mid-Atlantic Macintosh User Groups Team (MaMUGs) is continuing the “iLife on Steroids” series of presentations at their Nov. 11 meeting, which will be held at the
Maryland Apple Corps
in Townson, Md. The next iLife presentations will offer info on Mac OS X 10.3 (“Panther”) and products from companies such as Intego, nFinity, SmartSound, Digital Hotcakes, eZedia, GeeThree Software and more. There will also be door prizes and more; details and directions are online.
Finally, after a week’s testing, the Beijing (China) MUG has officially opened
its new Web site
to the public. The new site has a forum, links to other Web sites and downloadable versions of the group’s newsletter.
The Beijing MUG will launch a completely new Chinese Web site later this month. The group’s next meeting will be Nov. 18 at the soon-to-be-opened Zuma Restaurant on the ground floor of the Jingguang Commercial Office Building in the eastern part of Beijing. The main topic will be Mac OS X, and there will be presentations from the president, Yan Feng, and other members.
MUGs are good places for making new friends, finding Mac-loving buddies, boning up your technical expertise, finding solutions to technical problems, and sometimes finding a good deal on used hardware. For more info on MUGs, and to find the location of the one nearest you, go to
Apple’s User Group Web page.
Mahoning Valley [Ohio] Macintosh User Group
will also discuss Panther at their Nov. 6 meeting. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. at Kent State’s Trumbell Campus in room 113.
“We will be running a rather extensive demo of the new OS on the MUG’s new 15-inch PowerBook G4,” President Bob Newill told MacCentral. “There will also be a general Q&A session following a short break to answer anyone’s technical questions and get them help if needed.”