Our Next Meeting: Wednesday 20th June 2018

7.30 p.m. Wednesday 20th June
Bourne Vale Social Club, Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE

1. Apologies for Absence

2. Minutes of the last meeting

3. Matters arising

4. Chairman's Report

5. Treasurer's Report

6. Election of Officers and Committee

7. AOB.

All are welcome, it is your opportunity to ask the Committee questions and put forward your ideas. Please also remember that subscriptions are now due.

£12 for ordinary members, Visitors are free.


Followed by ....Gareth on "The Gemini"

"Following the AGM we'll take an initial look at the new Gemini PDA from Planet Computers. Inspired by the Scion Series 5 organiser, and with a keyboard from the same design studio, the Gemini is primarily Android based with an early dual boot of Debian Linux as a preview option."


Bearing in mind that Gareth has only had this machine since last Friday and he is busy at work and he is in the middle of replacing his bathroom, I think this is a very generous offer! [Ed.]

Our Last Meeting: Wednesday 16th May 2018 Windows 10 Update

At this meeting Michael discussed the changes and features in the last two Windows 10 updates 1709 (Creators Fall) and 1803 (April 2018 Update). Michael pointed out that this was a delayed slow release roll-out which did not start until 8th May. [Mine did not take place until a week ago - Ed.].

The main features of the upgrade were

Also there are Corporate Features like "Windows Hello" which has an advanced Windows Defender and Office 365 which gives Ransomware protection.

Enterprise features include Autopilot used for deploying PCs to multiple users.

Upgrading can go from Windows 7,8 or 10. More information on


A bit brief this time due to time pressures.


Future Programme

At the Committee meeting held recently we decided on the following list of future events, but as always, if someone else would like us to introduce some other topics we would delighted to accommodate them.

ICENI Future programme

ICENI Future programme 2018/2019
June 20th AGM plus "The Gemini" All
July 28th DigiKam and other Photo database software. All
August 15th Summer Social Evening - Treble Tile,

Compasses Holbrook or Sun Dedham otherwise TBA
September 19th Programming languages All
October 17th Robotics and Augmented Reality All
November 21st Slide/Video Evening All
December 19th Gadgets and Party Evening All
January 16th Winter Social Evening - TBA All
February 20th NAS + RAID + storage solutions All
March 20th New Devices and hardware SSD All
April 17th Mac Evening All
May 15th AGM - Computer Surgery All

The Social evenings dates and venues are just suggestions at this stage.

Meetings are now on the Third Wednesday of the month unless otherwise stated.

Our meetings are held at the Bourne Vale Social Club, Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE , for a map and other details please see the website.


Membership fee currently £12, visitors free.

Special Notice - Insurance

"ICENI does not have any Insurance cover for computers or other equipment so please be advised that you bring machines to the club at your own risk."

However many household insurance policies will include cover away from home often with no increase in premium. (Ed.)

Our Website and Email

Our website URL is


Email to: iceni@woolridge.org.uk

I am open to suggestions on what people would like to have included in the website. If anyone would like a copy of the CD of our old newsletters this could be arranged.