Thursday 16 November 2000 UNIGROUP Meeting: Pat Villani on Compaq, Unix, and GNU/Linux

Thursday 16 November 2000 UNIGROUP Meeting: Pat Villani on Compaq, Unix, and GNU/Linux

Post by secret.. » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00



Pat Villani, head of the FreeDOS Project, will speak Thursday 16 November 2000
at the UNIGROUP meeting.

http://www.freedos.org

This meeting is open to all, the food is excellent and there's a lot of it.
There is a charge to attend.


Corresponding Secretary LXNY
LXNY is New York's Free Computing Organization.
http://www.lxny.org

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UNIGROUP OF NEW YORK NOVEMBER 2000 REMINDER
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 UNIGROUP'S NOVEMBER 2000 GENERAL MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT
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    When:  Thursday, November 16, 2000

   Where:  The Chase Manhattan Bank
           55 Water Street (enter at Old Slip)
           South Tower
           13th Floor, Conference Room C

    Time:  6:15 PM - 6:30 PM  Registration
           6:30 PM - 6:40 PM  Ask the Wizard,
                              Questions, Answers and Current Events
           6:40 PM - 6:50 PM  Unigroup Business
           6:50 PM - 9:30 PM  Main Presentation

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   Topic:  Linux Overview: Today and Tomorrow
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 Speaker:  Pat Villani,
           Compaq Unix Software Engineer

Description of Talk:
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Pat's talk will focus on current capabilities of Linux, customer deployments
today, and the expectations for Linux, especially relative to the UNIX
platform.  Pat will compare Linux and UNIX functionality on several
dimensions, including high availability, reliability, and system management,
and the enhancements expected in the upcoming release of Linux kernel 2.4.
Pat will also outline activities at Compaq directed at Linux and Tru64 UNIX
commonality and interoperability. The talk will include short summary of the
Linux marketplace, and efforts across Compaq in support of Linux
development, including the recent port of Linux to the iPAQ hand-held and
the deployment of the world's most powerful Linux clusters, built with 1600
AlphaServers.

Our speaker will be supported by members of the Sales and Technical staff
from the Compaq NYC Office.

Giveaways at the talk:
- Linux license plates and mouse pads
- Linux CDs (SuSE 7.0 Evaluation CDs)
- Alpha Linux power tools
- Jumpstart CD for Alpha Linux (an installation utility)

Compaq will be sponsoring the food service at this meeting!

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Complimentary Refreshments will be served.  This now includes salads
and sandwiches (eg. turkey, roast beef, chicken, tuna)!

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Fee Schedule:
    Yearly Membership (includes all meetings):      $ 50.00
  * Non-Member Single Meeting:                      $ 20.00
    Student Yearly Membership:                      $ 20.00
    Non-Member Student Single Meeting (with ID):    $  5.00
    Cash, Check, American Express.
  * Employees of Chase (with ID) can attend general meetings at no charge.

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I hope to see you all at our next meeting!

-Rob Weiner
 Unigroup Executive Director

 http://www.unigroup.org