Hot off the press- the abstracts for our next session of Linuxatlax.org
Christopher Smith, (Linux and overall technical Guru, member of lula.org)
will be addressing us on two compelling subjects.
You don't want to miss this one. Please
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Date: 02 Apr 2001 15:15:16 -0700
To: Ismet Kursunoglu <ibk@...
Subject: Topic Description.
We'll be talking about two completely unrelated topics, one hardware and
1) Wireless LAN's
This presentation will talk about the various Wireless networking
solutions in the market, but specifically focus on 802.11b wireless
networking, or Wi-Fi, which provides an 11mbps wireless LAN in a fairly
cost-effective manner. The presentation will include a demonstration of
the technology, and details on how to get your Linux box onto a Wi-Fi
2) Processes, threads & tasks: working on the C10K problem
This presentation will talk about how Linux's multi-tasking works.
Multi-tasking is something we all take for granted, but most of us don't
know how Linux actually gets the job done. The presentation will start
out slow, defining terms like "process", "threads", "tasks" and
"signals" in the context of the Linux world. Depending on time and how
well the crowd is grasping the concepts, we'll move on to talking about
the good and the bad of the Linux approach to these concepts, and
strategies for programmers using these concepts in the real world to get
the best performance out of the available hardware.