The President's Message

JUNE 2006

Lois Evans de Violini

I know that all the officers and board members join me in thanking the membership for their votes and their confidence. Not only did they elect everyone again, but they recognized the need for the first dues increase that we have had in many years. The only two votes against the dues increase were recorded by those voting online. All members at our annual meeting voted for the increase. A full report from the secretary is presented elsewhere.

A special thanks to Jim Thornton and Helen Long for a new Web page devoted to review articles from the TOE. These articles which have been published in the TOE evaluate the products of hardware and software companies or the books that help with these products. The reviews page presents these articles in an easy-to-find format so that you can see if some product really meets your needs.

The reviews answer such important questions as ease of installation, reliability of one manufacturer over another or quality of the book. All reviews were performed by the fellow members of the Channel Islands PC Users Group and are presented from the past 12 months as a public service to all computer users. Click on the month and year of the review and it will open to the page of the review. More product information can be obtained from the manufacturers' Web pages by clicking on the manufacturers' name.

If you have a product that you find useful and want to share information about it with fellow members, write a review. All will be most appreciative.