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NYC LOCAL: Thursday 18 November 2004 UNIGROUP Meeting: Apple OS/X Field


From: secretary
Subject: NYC LOCAL: Thursday 18 November 2004 UNIGROUP Meeting: Apple OS/X Field Trip
Date: 17 Nov 2004 12:38:23 -0500

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  what="official UNIGROUP announcement">


 Subject: UNIGROUP 18-NOV-2004 (Thurs): Apple OS/X Field Trip


 Unigroup is THIS Thursday!  Sorry for the short notice (the
 date was previously announced)...

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 UNIGROUP OF NEW YORK - UNIX USERS GROUP - NOVEMBER 2004 ANNOUNCEMENTS
 =====================================================================

    -----------------------------------------------------
 1. UNIGROUP'S NOVEMBER 2004 GENERAL MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT
    -----------------------------------------------------

       When:  THURSDAY, November 18th, 2004    (3rd Thursday)

      Where:  ** FIELD TRIP MEETING **
              Apple Computer
              153 East 53rd Street, 29th Floor
              Midtown, NYC 10022
              ** RSVP is MANDATORY **

       Time:  ** EARLIER START TIME **
              6:00 PM - 6:15 PM  Welcome and Introductions
              6:15 PM - 7:30 PM  BSD and MAC OS X Talk
              7:45 PM - 8:30 PM  Apple Hardware Overview
              8:30 PM - 9:00 PM  Q & A

              ----------------------------------------------------
      Topic:  Apple OS/X Operating System and Comparison to *BSD,
              a Technical Talk with Demonstrations.
              ----------------------------------------------------

   Speakers:  Patrick Dennard, AE Apple Enterprise,
              Leslie Schwartz, AE Apple Enterprise,
              Ed Eigerman, Sr. Systems Engineer,
              Kevin Boland, Consulting Engineer,
              Apple Computer <http://www.apple.com>


    INTRODUCTIONS:
    --------------

    Our November meeting will be a Field Trip to Apple to learn about
    OS/X.  The meeting has an earlier start time to accommodate our
    speakers/hosts.  Apple had just confirmed a couple of days ago
    (which lead to the short notice), although we had announced a
    tentative trip to Apple at our last meeting.

    Note: Apple told us that we have a 30 person limitation at the
          meeting, and RSVP will be required.  If more than 30 people
          show up on site, it may have to be first-come first-serve,
          or someone may have to leave (perhaps to catch a train,
          etc.) to let the next person in.  We'll have to see how
          this works out (we did not know about this limitation
          going in).

    Apple OS/X is supposed to be very similar (or nearly identical)
    to FreeBSD... it will be interesting to hear about the
    similarities and differences.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------

    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
    ---------------------

    To REGISTER for this event, please RSVP by using the Unigroup
    Registration Page:
          http://www.unigroup.org/unigroup-rsvp.html
    This will allow us to automate the registration process.
    (Registration will also add you to our mailing list.)

    Please continue to check the Unigroup web site and meeting page,
    for any last minute updates concerning this meeting.  If you
    registered for this meeting, please check your email for any
    last minute announcements as the meeting approaches.

    Please RSVP by Wednesday, 17-NOV-2004, so we have time to submit
    your name to Apple.

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    Outline of Presentations
    ------------------------

    Tentative Agenda:

    06:00 Welcome and Introductions
      - Patrick Dennard, AE Apple Enterprise
      - Leslie Schwartz, AE Apple Enterprise

    06:15 BSD & Mac OS X: A brief history, Security & Future (Tiger)
      - Ed Eigerman, Sr. Systems Engineer

    07:30 Break

    07:45 Apple Hardware Overview/General Discussion
      - Kevin Boland, Consulting Engineer

    08:30-09:00 - Q&A

    -------------------------------------------------------------------

    Web Resources:
    --------------

    Apple Mac OS X Panther         http://www.apple.com/macosx
    FreeBSD                        http://www.freebsd.org

    -------------------------------------------------------------------

    Speaker Biography:
    ------------------

    (to be announced)

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    Company Biography:
    ------------------

    Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with
    the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s
    with the Macintosh.  Today, Apple continues to lead the industry
    in innovation with its award-winning desktop and notebook
    computers, OS X operating system, and iLife and professional
    applications.  Apple is also spearheading the digital music
    revolution with its iPod portable music players and iTunes
    online music store.

    For more information, see: http://www.apple.com

    -------------------------------------------------------------------

    Giveaways:
    ----------

    (to be determined)

    -------------------------------------------------------------------

    Fee Schedule:
        Yearly Membership (includes all meetings):      $ 50.00
        Non-Member Single Meeting:                      $ 20.00
        Student Yearly Membership:                      $ 20.00
        Non-Member Student Single Meeting (with ID):    $  5.00
        Payment Methods: Cash, Check, American Express.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------

    Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served.

    Apple will be sponsoring (and supplying) the refreshments for
    this meeting, and they will include: Light sandwiches, drinks,
    and sweets.  Thanks Apple!

    -------------------------------------------------------------------

    Directions:

      ** FIELD TRIP LOCATION **
      Apple Computer (in the Citibank Building)
      153 East 53rd Street, 29th Floor
      Midtown, NYC 10022

    -----

    Please mark this meeting on your calendar and join us!
    Please tell your friends about Unigroup!

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    -----------------
 2. UPCOMING MEETINGS
    -----------------

    Keep these tentative Unigroup 3rd Thursday meeting dates open:
      January 20, 2005, February 17, 2005, March 17, 2005.

    We have a series of meetings in the works:

    - Unix/Linux/BSD WiFi - Looking for Speakers
    - Open Source Anti-Spam and Anti-Virus - Looking for Speakers
    - Zope / Web Page Development - Zope Corporation - February 17th, 2005
    - OpenAFS - Jeff Altman - Secure Endpoints - April 21st, 2005 (tentative)
    - Field Trip to Sun   - Invited - Post Solaris 10 Release
    - Field Trip to HP    - Invited
    - Unix 35th Birthday Celebration
    - IPsec
    - DNS
    - iSCSI, Serial ATA, and other new peripheral technologies
    - Unix Clusters and Clustered Databases
    - Linux Clustering Part 3: Beowulf version 2
    - Building a Firewall using FreeBSD and Linux
    - High Performance Internet Servers / Web Acceleration
    - Unix Office Tools: Word Processors, Spreadsheets, Accounting Packages.
    - PKI
    - GNU Development Environments

    Please let us know about any other meeting topics that you may be
    interested in.  Potential speakers on Unix related technology topics
    should contact the Unigroup board at address@hidden

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    ----------------
 3. PREVIOUS MEETING
    ----------------

    Unigroup would like to thank Bruce Grant from SCOx Engineering and
    Gerrald Smith from SCO for presenting at our October 2004 meeting
    on Web Services.  Jonathan Schilling, a Java Architect from SCO
    (and Unigroup attendee), was also there to answer technical questions.

    Gerrald gave us a product roadmap and Bruce gave us the technical
    presentation.  Bruce clearly is a _HUGE_ evangelist for Web Services
    and he declared them the future of the Web (and he demonstrated
    how and why they are so important).  He showed us what they do,
    how they are programmed/accessed, and gave us a demo of how easily
    (with a little help from some helper applications) you can take
    legacy character-based command-line Unix/Linux applications and
    convert them into web/graphical web-service based systems.  Some
    of us at the meeting left thinking "what have we been missing,
    we need to get into this technology ASAP."

    SCO sponsored the food service for that meeting and provided 10 NFR
    full product sets (probably each worth between $1000-$2000 retail)
    as giveaways.  Combined with a set of books from Prentice Hall and
    O'Reilly that we also raffled off, we had a nice collection of items
    to give away to the audience.

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    ----------------------------------------
 4. LOCAL EVENT AND TRADE SHOW ANNOUNCEMENTS
    ----------------------------------------

    INFOSECURITY SHOW
    -----------------

    The Infosecurity New York Show will be at the Javits Center on:

      Wednesday  December 8, 2004
      Thursday   December 9, 2004

    For further information and online registration visit:
      http://www.infosecurityevent.com

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    --------------------
 5. UNIGROUP INFORMATION
    --------------------

    Unigroup is one of the oldest and largest Unix User's Groups serving
    the Greater New York City Regional Area since the early 1980s.  Unigroup
    is a not-for-profit, vendor-neutral and member funded volunteer
    organization.  Unigroup holds regular and special event meetings
    throughout the year on technical topics relating to Unix and the Unix
    User Community.  Unigroup is also the Greater NYC Regional Area Affiliate
    of UniForum - an International Unix Users Group.

    Unigroup holds regular meetings planned for (at a minimum) the Third
    THURSDAY of Odd Months.  We generally try to hold Field Trip or
    Vendor Specific Meetings on the Even Months, although we do have
    the ability to hold monthly meetings at our new downtown meeting location.

    Planned meeting dates are: 11/18/2004, 1/20/2005, 2/17/2005, ...
    Watch for our Special Event meetings at the various trade shows in NYC
    as well as "Field Trips" to the facilities of local hardware and
    software vendors.

    =========================================================================
    = For Unigroup Information, Events and Meeting Announcements be sure to =
    = visit our World Wide Web Home Page:                                   =
    =       http://www.unigroup.org                                         =
    =========================================================================

    For further information or to get on the Unigroup Electronic Mail Mailing
    List send an EMail message to:
         address@hidden

    To contact the Board of Directors of Unigroup, send an EMail message to:
         address@hidden

    If you have recently attended a meeting and you are not receiving
    Email announcements, please send us an Email and we will make
    corrections to our lists.

    Please Email the Board with any suggestions, especially potential
    meeting topics and speakers.  Unigroup welcomes contributions and
    content suggestions for our newsletter.  Unigroup is a volunteer
    organization and we need your assistance!  Please let us know if you
    can help!

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 I hope to see you all at our next meeting!

 -Rob Weiner
  Unigroup Executive Director
  address@hidden
  http://www.unigroup.org
  
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