[nylug-announce] NYLUG August General Meeting (8/30): Ajai Khattri on Gentoo Linux
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Wed Aug 23 14:49:34 EDT 2006
Wednesday August 30th, 2006
6:30pm-7:30pm (stammtisch after 8:15pm)
IBM Headquarters Building
590 Madison Avenue at 57th Street
12th Floor, home to the IBM Linux Center of Competency
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Check in with photo ID at the lobby for badge and room number.
Thanks to Henry Chin for making this meeting possible!
Ruby on Rails
Use the source, Luke. In 2002, Daniel Robbins released Gentoo Linux,
based on his belief in using source code to achieve maximum
customization and flexibity. The defining characteristic of Gentoo
is Portage, a package management and software distribution system,
somewhat similar to the BSD ports system. As the most popular
source-based distro, Gentoo has spawned intense feelings in both its
users and about its users. This month is your chance to get some
answers about the distro whose users spawn more conversation than its
code, and find out the truth about Gentoo. As a bonus, we'll have some
Gentoo LiveCDs to take home so you can play with it yourself.
Please join us on Wednesday August 30 at 6:30pm, as Ajai Khattri gives
us a test drive of Gentoo, and answers your questions about Gentoo,
Portage, and the benefits of a source-based distro.
Please also join us on September 27, 2006 at IBM for next month's
meeting. (topic to be announced)
About Ajai Khattri
Ajai Khattri was born in the United Kingdom, and after obtaining a
degree in computer science in London, came to the US in 1994 and lives
in Manhattan. He has come a long way since tinkering with his Sinclair
ZX80 at age 8, and now works as a web developer and sysadmin for local
ISP, bway.net after having previously been a developer, test engineer,
systems administrator, helpdesk technician and IT consultant.
When Ajai isn't banging out code, he enjoys reading and photography.
He can be seen regularly at nycruby meetings, and is about to be the
only person ever to present to NYLUG two months in a row.
Swag (Give Away) - After the meeting... unusually terrific swag may be
After the meeting ... Join us around 8:30pm or so at TGI Friday's,
located at 677 Lexington Avenue and 56th Street, second floor.
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