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NYC LOCAL: Thursday 27 September 2007 NYLUG: Jason Perlow on Ubuntu and

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Subject: NYC LOCAL: Thursday 27 September 2007 NYLUG: Jason Perlow on Ubuntu and OpenSuSE
Date: 26 Sep 2007 13:28:06 -0400

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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 to see if RSVP is still open.

 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
 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
           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@rt Partner, Smart
   Business for the New Economy, Maximum Linux, Handheld PC and  He has run his own integration firm, Argonaut Systems,
   and is the founder of, 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

 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.
   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:

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