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NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 17 December 2008 NYLUG: Matt Jamison on Fedora Live

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Subject: NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 17 December 2008 NYLUG: Matt Jamison on Fedora LiveCD and Holiday Party!
Date: 15 Dec 2008 11:18:36 -0500

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 Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2008 09:45:01 -0500 (EST)
 Subject: [nylug-announce] Dec 17 @ 6:30PM NYLUG: Matt Jamison on Fedora LiveCD 
& Holiday Pizza Party!

 Wednesday, December 17, 2008
 6:30pm-8:00 PM
 590 Madison Ave, 12th Floor
 corner of 57th Street

 ** RSVP Closes at 4:30pm the day of the meeting (sharp!) ***
 Please RSVP for EVERY meeting at this time.
 Register at
 Check in with photo ID at the lobby for badge.

                   Matt Jamison of Red Hat & Fedora
                                - on -
                          The Fedora LiveCD

                               - and -
                       The NYLUG Holiday Party

 Please join us Wednesday, December 17th 2008 for a discussion on the
 technical implications and build process of Fedora LiveCD.

 In December 2006, the Fedora Linux distribution released its first official
 Live CD.  The term "live" derives from the fact that these CDs each contain
 a complete, functioning operating system on the distribution medium and will
 run without permanent installation by placing the files that typically would
 be stored on a hard drive into RAM, typically in a RAM disk. 

 Since Fedora LiveCD will not alter the operating system or files already
 installed on a computer's hard drive, it is very easy to try out new
 distributions or fix specific point problems without making permanent
 changes to your machine.  Live USB flash drives are similar to live CDs,
 but often have the added functionality of automatically and transparently
 writing changes back to their bootable medium.

 Fedora Live CD also includes mechanisms and utilities for altering the host
 computer's hard drive, including permanent installation, if desired.  This
 can be important for the system management aspect of live CDs, such as
 removing viruses, drive imaging, and system recovery. The default option,
 however, is to allow the user to return the computer to its previous state
 when the live CD is ejected and the computer is rebooted.

 Fedora LiveCD serves many purposes including:

  * Installing a Linux distribution to a hard drive
  * Testing new versions of software
  * Testing hardware
  * System repair and restoration
  * High security/non-invasive environment for a guest
  * Network security testing
  * Being the primary or backup operating system for any computer
  * Quick and simple clustering of computers
  * Computer forensics
  * Playing video games
  * Providing a secure server platform,
    where crucial files cannot be permanently altered
  * Internet kiosks,
    which can be brought back to their original state by a reboot

 More Information:
  * Fedora Live CD Download Page

  * Fedora Live CD Project Page

 About Matt Jamison:
   Matt Jamison is a Senior Solutions Architect at Red Hat, Inc.  Before
   Red Hat, Matt spent 8 years on active duty in the U.S. Air Force.
   He also helps keep Bill Gates in line, and has been known as the voice
   of "Linux is Easy."

 Meeting Location:
   Please note that this meeting will be held at IBM, 590 Madison Ave,
   12th floor, corner of 57th Street, and not at Google.  This is
   the building with the IBM logo on the front of the building.


 NYLUG Holiday Party:
   Immediately following Matt Jamison's presentation on Fedora Live CD,
   will be the NYLUG 2008 Holiday Party, with our friends from Red Hat.
   Join us for pizza, and conversation with friends old and new.

 NY Technical Community Holiday Party:
   The NY Technical Community Holiday Party is expected to be on
   December 18th this year.  RSVP (required).

   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 ... You may wish to join up with other NYLUGgers
   over at TGI Fridays located at 677 Lexington Avenue and 56th
   Street, second floor. Northeast corner.

 Python Workshops:
   We are rounding up a group that wants to learn Python.  This would
   be a great time to attend our workshop.

   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 meetings are December 9, followed by December 23.
   See the calendar at:

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