LOCAL: San Francisco BALUG Mtg. Tue 10-19-1999 w/VMWARE

LOCAL: San Francisco BALUG Mtg. Tue 10-19-1999 w/VMWARE

Post by Arthur F. Tyde I » Tue, 05 Oct 1999 04:00:00

BALUG meeting 10-19-1999 at 7:00 PM.
RSVP ASAP to http://www.balug.org/meetReg.html


Join us on Tuesday October 19th 1999 for an outstanding banquet with
subsequent meeting to be held at the venerable Four Seas Restaurant in
the heart of San Francisco's historic Chinatown.

Four Seas Restaurant
731 Grant Street
San Francisco, California 94108

The Four Seas will host us in the upstairs banquet room, seating is
limited to 400 to please make your reservations early.  RSVP at
http://www.balug.org/meetReg.html will assure your seat at this gala
event!  As usual, libation is available and with enough reservations we
can get the banquet room bar opened.  The banquet room is accessed from
a staircase at the rear of the restaurant lounge.  (Look for the Linux
User Group sign)  Dinner is $10.00 per person, if you choose not to dine
with us, a small donation to help cover meeting costs is appreciated.
We start promptly at 7:00 PM, doors open at 6:30.

Featured Speaker - Darryl Ramm of VMWARE Inc.

Darryl Ramm is Director of Technical Marketing at VMware, Inc., where
his responsibilities include product planning and management and working
with leading edge customers and partners. Darryl has a strong background
in software engineering and has been working with UNIX since the early
1980s. Prior to joining VMware Darryl worked at Adobe Systems, Silicon
Graphics, Inc. and Pyramid Technology Corporation (now Fujitsu Siemens
Computers). He holds a degree in Physics from the University of Western

VMware (http://www.vmware.com) is a virtual machine monitor for PCs.
VMware provides isolated environments in which multiple x86 operating
systems and applications can run concurrently on a standard PC. VMware
has a lot of capabilities hidden under the covers, besides just
concurrently running multiple operating systems. This talk will cover
some basics of the architecture of VMware and discuss, and demonstrate,
some of the more interesting capabilities and technical tricks for
advanced users -- including virtual disks, undoable and non-persistent
disk modes, virtual networking and advanced networking applications.


With enough parking karma you should be able to find street parking in
the area.  Otherwise we recommend parking at the city garage located at
Kearny and Commercial- directly across from the Chinatown Holiday Inn.
Traffic into the city during rush hour has been unusually heavy.  If you
are coming up from the south bay we recommend 101 to Civic Center (stay
on the right), bear left off the exit and bear left at Market Street.
Then take Van Ness (N) to Broadway and make a Right.  Go through the
Broadway Tunnel to Columbus, make a Right on Columbus, go about four
blocks and make a Right to Kearny, Right ON Kearny and a left into the
garage just past commercial.  Further information including maps are
available at www.balug.org.


Network connections will be available through our Ricochet gateway and
we encourage you to bring your friends, family, notebooks, questions,
power strips, network hubs and appetites.  In addition to being a fun,
creative and knowledgeable group, the dinner alone is easily the best
chow deal in the city.  Speakers, door prizes and other additional late
breaking stuff can be found at www.balug.org.

ATTENTION VENDORS - Want to set up a table or contribute a door prize?
For a table please make arrangements in advance with Arthur Tyde at

just bring them to the meeting and get in touch with a BALUG person.

RSVP and questions to www.balug.org, and of course- there is no
Linux Cabal...  Rick Moen will only be there if you have first made a
sincere effort to be there yourself...