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From: Ron Guerin
To: NYLUG Announcements
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 09:30:01 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: [nylug-announce] TOMORROW! THURSDAY: NYLUG Presents: Jason Perlow
on Sneek Peeks at Gutsy Gibbon and OpenSuSE 10.3

REMINDER: This meeting is tomorrow, RSVP closes TODAY
Visit http://rsvp.nylug.org to see if RSVP is still open.

Thursday, September 27th, 2007 *RSVP CLOSES WEDNESDAY BUT SEE BELOW*
6:30pm-8:00 PM
Google
76th 9th Ave., between 15th and 16th St.
4th Floor, enter near 16th Street

** RSVP Closes at 2:30pm the day before the meeting (sharp!) ***
Please RSVP for EVERY meeting at this time.
Register at http://rsvp.nylug.org/
Check in with photo ID at the lobby for badge.
Latecomers can sign in, but it means having to sign in and
possibly wait a bit.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS MEETING IS IN 2 DAYS. If you miss the RSVP cutoff
you can still come to the meeting and sign in.


Jason Perlow
-on-
Sneak Peeks at Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon and OpenSuSE 10.3


Jason Perlow, Sr. Technology Editor, Linux Magazine, and Advisory
Architect, IBM Global Technology Services, will be presenting a sneak
peek at Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon" and OpenSuSE 10.3, updated versions
of two popular Linux distributions currently under development.

Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon 7.10, upon its release in the Fall of 2007, will be
the latest incarnation of the world's fastest growing Free Software
Linux distribution. Built upon the technology in Debian, targeted
towards a wide range of end users and sporting the lastest Linux Kernel
2.6.22, it will have the latest implementation of GNOME, FireFox,
OpenOffice, and other useful Open Source applications, as well as
support for a wide array of devices including wireless networking and
3D accelerated video drivers thru open source and "restricted"
proprietary device drivers from 3rd parties. Ubuntu, which was first
released in 2003 by South African billionaire Mark Shuttleworth, has
quickly usurped Fedora as the most downloaded Linux distribution on the
Internet.

OpenSUSE 10.3, also due in the fall, is the next version of Novell's
popular Open Source and community-based Linux Distribution. Derived
from SuSE Linux Professional, which used to be a commercial product,
OpenSUSE 10.3 is both a bleeding-edge technology demonstrator for
Novell's future enterprise products and an end-user Linux distribution
for power users that is packed full of software applications, advanced
desktop/workstation Linux technology as well as the very latest in Open
Source development tools. Distributed on DVD media and engineered at
Novell's research facilities in Nuremburg, Germany, it is the literal
Mercedes Benz of Linux distributions.

Further Information:
* Ubuntu: Gutsy Gibbon
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/GutsyGibbon

* OpenSuSE: 10.3
http://news.opensuse.org/?p=305

About Jason Perlow
Jason Perlow is Senior Technology Editor for Linux Magazine. In the
past, his works have been featured in ZDNet, Sm@rt Partner, Smart
Business for the New Economy, Maximum Linux, Handheld PC and
PalmPower.com. He has run his own integration firm, Argonaut Systems,
and is the founder of eGullet.com, a food news and discussion web site.
He lives in the New Jersey suburbs of New York City with his wife Rachel
and two poodles, Truffle and Bailey. Jason maintains a blog,
Off The Broiler where he talks about food, technology, and what's on his
mind.
http://offthebroiler.wordpress.com/
(podcasts: http://offthebroiler.wordpress.com/podcasts/)

Meeting Location
Please note that this meeting will be held at Google, 76 9th Ave,
4th floor, between 15th and 16th Streets, and not at IBM. This is
the old Port Authority Building, and takes up the entire block.
You want the entrance nearest 16th Ave.

Map
http://tighturl.com/u4

Free Refreshments!
Google is also graciously providing refreshments during the
meeting.

Books!!!
Our friends at Prentice-Hall kindly provide us with review copies
of various new titles. One of these could be yours, all you have
to do is agree to review the book within a reasonable period of
time.

Swag (Give Away)
During/after the meeting... unusually terrific swag may be given
away.

Stammtisch
After the meeting ... Many of us have been meeting over at the
Hog Pit starting around 8:15-8:30. http://www.hogpit.com
22 Ninth Avenue at 13th Street, New York, New York 10014

Python Workshops
Our Python workshops will now be focusing their energy on building the
new NYLUG web site. All are welcome, from beginners to old hands, and
there's work for non-coders too. The workshops meet every other
Tuesday, at the NY Public Library, Hudson Park Branch.
66 Leroy St. NY NY from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Next meeting is October 9.
See the calendar at: http://tighturl.com/fp

Please see our home page at http://www.nylug.org for the HTMLized
version of this announcement, our archives, and a lot of other good
stuff.
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