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We are pleased to announce that Alex Hajnal will be speaking at the next
GNUbies meeting this Wednesday, November 13, 2002. He will be speaking
about permissions for GNU/Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. For
real beginners this includes how to help protect yourself from your own
mistakes while playing around or attempting things you don't know how to
Alex is a programmer and system administrator at New York Internet Center.
He started programming in 1982 when he first got his first computer, a
TRS-80, and then, over the years, gravitated towards Unix-like systems.
The first true Unix system he used was Solaris in 1992 and he first
installed Linux in 1995. In his current job he administers BSDi, Linux and
Solaris boxes as well as Win 2000 boxes and does a lot of backend and
internet applications programming, mostly in Perl. When he's working his
interests include computer security and wireless applications. When not
working he enjoys photography, 20th century antiques, vintage computers and
Wednesday, November 13, 2002
7:00 Alex Hajnal
Introduction to GNU/Linux Permissions
(or how not to shoot yourself in the foot)
at the IBM Building 590 Madison Ave. (57th Street and Madison Avenue)
The meeting is free and open to the public, as are all GNUbies meetings,
however all meetings at the IBM building since September 11, 2002 are
subject to security measures -- you must bring a photo id and send in your
full name as it appears on the id in advance. You can reply to this
message, use the webpage mailto or send your name to
with the Subject "November 2002 Gnubies". Please include your full name as
it appears on your id in the message.
As always, the most up-to-date information should be found on our web
Currently you can reach it alternately at http://www.eskimo.com/~lo/linux.
We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
The GNU/Linux/Free OS Beginners Group
Distributed poC TINC:
Corresponding Secretary LXNY
LXNY is New York's Free Computing Organization.