User groups

Midlands User Group delves into shared files – 16th November

The Midlands User Group (MUG) looked at the various means of accessing network connections wirelessly at their September meeting, and had intended to move neatly from that onto the subject of sharing data and files with other computers, even other platforms. However, limited time meant the meeting only covered the connectivity options, and didn’t touch on file sharing at all – so that has been settled on as a topic in its own right for the next meeting, which will take place on Saturday, 16th November.

Options for sharing files obviously include the tried and tested, but not necessarily very efficient method of transferring by way of external media – copying the file onto a disc, USB flash drive, or other interim storage medium, and physically moving that to the destination machine – but also methods that make use of network connections, and this will be the focus of the meeting. The discussion will therefore cover software such as LanMan98, LanManFS, SunFish, MoonFish, Samba, and so on, as well as cloud services and how they can be used with RISC OS.

The meeting takes place at 2:00pm on Saturday, 14th November, at:

Wychbold Village Hall,
School Road,
Wychbold,
WR9 7PU.

The venue is a very short hop from junction 5 of the M5 motorway, and Wychbold is well serviced by public transport, with the 144 and 145 bus services stopping in the village – and Droitwich Spa and Bromsgrove railway stations are only a bus trip away.

Please note that for non-members there is a small entrance fee to contribute towards the cost of hiring the hall.