[nylug-announce] THURSDAY: NYLUG Presents: Jason Perlow on Sneek Peeks at Gutsy Gibbon and OpenSuSE 10.3

Ron Guerin info at nylug.org
Tue Sep 25 21:50:57 EDT 2007

Thursday, September 27th, 2007 *RSVP CLOSES WEDNESDAY BUT SEE BELOW*
6:30pm-8:00 PM
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.

you can still come to the meeting and sign in.

                             Jason Perlow
          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

  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

  * OpenSuSE: 10.3

About Jason Perlow
  Jason Perlow is Senior Technology Editor for Linux Magazine. In the
  past, his works have been featured in ZDNet, Sm at 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
  (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.


Free Refreshments!
  Google is also graciously providing refreshments during the

  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

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

  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

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