CUCUG is a not-for-profit corporation supporting alternate computer platforms. Originally formed by and for the users of Commodore computers, in June of 1995, CUCUG began support for the Apple Macintosh. Since 1983, we have worked to support each other and advance the knowledge each of us has to better use our computers for business or for pleasure.
Among our members are Motorola and PowerPC hardware experts as well as networking, graphics, and publishing professionals. These and many other members are available to help you with any questions you may have about your Macintosh.
Our Macintosh Public Domain software library provides access to programs that have passed a rigerous screening process. This provides the benefits of getting the best available while avoiding the long, tedious process of downloading various applications, trying them out, and then learning what's trash and what's extremely useable. All of our CucugMac disks are compressed and packed to the gills with the best Macintosh freeware and shareware software.
With the introduction of the System 7.6 release of the MacOS and the availablity of high performance PCI machines and the PPC 604e processor, Mac users are faced with an even larger number of hardware options than before. Questions like:
Should I buy an integrated unit? How much cache should I add? What's the best PCI display card for my application? Which unit is best for me? How do I upgrade my existing machine? Are the older PowerMacs still a good buy? What's a 601? 603? 604? If I'm happy with my older Mac, should I upgrade?
Apple has also promised a major OS revision in the near future codenamed Rhapsody which promises to dramatically improve performance and provide features that users previously only dreamed about. Are you ready for it? What can you do to prepare?
The CUCUG Mac SIG is dedicated to helping you navigate through the bold world of the PowerMac and the mature world of the Macintosh.
We hold our meetings generally the third Thursday of each month at 7:00pm at the Bresnan Meeting Center in the Champaign Park District Headquarters (398-2591). The Center is located at 706 Kenwood, 1/2 block south of the corner of Kenwood and John Street, in west Champaign. Kenwood is the fourth, south-bound street off of John as you are going west, after crossing Mattis. The Center is in the northwest corner of Centennial Park, northwest of Centennial High School.
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CUCUG Meeting Schedule
Thursday, January 16
Thursday, February 20
Thursday, March 20
Thursday, April 17
Thursday, May 15
Thursday, June 19
Thursday, July 17
Thursday, August 21
Thursday, September 18
Thursday, October 16
Thursday, November 20
Thursday, December 18
912 Stratford Dr.
Champaign, Illinois 61821.
For your convenience just click "Join CUCUG!" for a membership application.
BENEFITS OF CUCUG MEMBERSHIP
Subscription to The Status Register
You'll support the Macintosh Web Directory
Access to one of the best PD libraries
Informative & enjoyable monthly meetings
....And much, much more!