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  • gareth@wiked.org
    Okay, a couple updates regarding the Linux Users Group at SCALE (Southern California Linux Expo). We are still offering booths to all the LUGs that want them
    Message 1 of 5 , Sep 28, 2002
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      Okay, a couple updates regarding the Linux Users Group at SCALE
      (Southern California Linux Expo). We are still offering booths to all
      the LUGs that want them with the option of showing off some cool stuff.

      I think I need to clarify that last part as there seems to have been
      some confusion about the "show cool stuff". This is not a formal time
      set presentation. It is very informal and would be the standard stuff
      you would see at other expos/conferences. A cool application or
      concept that someone can walk by and check out, ask questions, etc.
      Not a formal presention on how iptables works or the linux boot up
      process. If someone wants to do this, submit a paper for a talk.
      Please take a look at the current list of Sponsors to determine what
      applications/concepts that your LUG will show, if any, so there isnt an
      overlap.

      As far as admittance into the expo, for the LUGs that participate we
      are offering 2 (count them, 2) free passes for two (count them, two)
      people who will be working the booth throughout the day. These passes
      will _not_ include the buffet lunch, the tote bag, etc. The lunch will
      be available for purchase by those receiving these tickets.

      Please have a rep. from your LUG let me know:
      1) if your LUG is going to participate
      2) applications/concepts by Monday 30th of Sept.
      3) Who will be representing the LUG at the expo.

      Please note, showing applications/concepts are not a requirement for a booth.

      Thanks Guys. Any questions dont hestitate to email me.

      Gareth Greenaway
      SCALE Booth Chair
      --
      Gareth J. Greenaway
      gareth@...
    • gareth@wiked.org
      We would like to announce that the ten dollar, exhibit-only pass to the So Cal Linux Expo on November 2nd is now online. For ten dollars, you ll get to tour
      Message 2 of 5 , Oct 11, 2002
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        We would like to announce that the ten dollar, exhibit-only pass to
        the So Cal Linux Expo on November 2nd is now online.

        For ten dollars, you'll get to tour the Expo floor, where the vendors,
        LUGS, and .ORGs will be showing their wares, and demoing various Linux
        applications. In order to price the pass this low, it does NOT include
        breakfast, lunch or the seminars.

        The ten dollar passes are now available at http://www.socallinuxexpo.com


        Thanks
        Gareth J. Greenaway
        SCALE Booth/Vendor Chair
      • gareth@wiked.org
        We would like to announce that the ten dollar, exhibit-only pass to the So Cal Linux Expo on November 2nd is now online. For ten dollars, you ll get to tour
        Message 3 of 5 , Oct 11, 2002
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          We would like to announce that the ten dollar, exhibit-only pass to
          the So Cal Linux Expo on November 2nd is now online.

          For ten dollars, you'll get to tour the Expo floor, where the vendors,
          LUGS, and .ORGs will be showing their wares, and demoing various Linux
          applications. In order to price the pass this low, it does NOT include
          breakfast, lunch or the seminars.

          The ten dollar passes are now available at http://www.socallinuxexpo.com


          Thanks
          Gareth J. Greenaway
          SCALE Booth/Vendor Chair
        • gareth@wiked.org
          Thinking about going to SCALE, the Southern CaliforniA Linux Expo, but haven t really decided yet? Here s a description of some, but not all of the talks
          Message 4 of 5 , Oct 18, 2002
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            Thinking about going to SCALE, the Southern CaliforniA Linux Expo, but
            haven't really decided yet?

            Here's a description of some, but not all of the talks schedule for
            next month's So Cal Linux Expo. There are still some tickets left.
            If you don't grab one now, you may miss some of these interesting
            talks!

            See http://www.socallinuxexpo.com to buy a ticket. If you're a member
            of a LUG, or a student, there are discount tickets available.

            =======================================================

            "Scripting the Web" - Rasmus Lerdorf

            Rasmus will be discussing PHP and its applications to web scripting.


            "What's new in the 2.5 kernel?" - Robert Love

            The Linux kernel 2.5 development series culminated nearly a year of
            rapid development with the feature freeze on 31 October. Numerous new
            features and enhancements were merged to further increase Linux's
            performance and robustness. This talk will discuss some of the more
            interesting and relevant new innovations in the kernel including, but
            not limited to, block I/O enhancements, new O(1) scheduler, kernel
            preemption, new reverse-mapping VM, and thread enhancements.

            Improvements to scalability, performance, and stability are numerous
            in the new kernel. How these new features work, what they sought to
            achieve, and what they actually improved, especially from the view of
            the desktop user, will be discussed. How will these new features
            effect desktop users? Servers? Embedded systems? When will the new
            kernel be released? And what on earth will be its version (2.6 or
            3.0)?


            "Graphics in Linux" - J. P. Lewis

            Linux has been widely adopted movie special effects production. J.P.
            will give some anecdotes of linux in movie special effects R&D,
            describe the unusual FX production culture, and show some recent
            state-of-the-art visual effects.

            "IBM and Linux" - Bill Hilf

            Bill will give an overview of Linux momentum in the marketplace, Total
            Cost of Ownership, and IBM's commitment to Linux. This latter section,
            "Linux@IBM" will discuss how IBM is investing and using Linux today,
            as well as the contributions and interaction IBM has made and
            continues with Linux and the Open Source community. Bill will also
            discuss how IBM's customers are deploying Linux today, including
            descriptions of customer references and solutions.

            "Tuning Unices For Security" - Darren Moffat

            An all powerful single user account is often too much power in one
            persons hands to perform the jobs they need to do. A form of RBAC has
            been available in versions of Solaris for over 10 years but only
            became main stream in Solaris 8. Many other systems (including most
            mainstream GNU/Linux distributions use sudo to achieve a similar goal
            of giving out only the privleges needed to admin users.

            Darren Moffat will give an overview of some of the areas of
            compatibility and divergence in some OS security features between
            Solaris and Linux (RedHat will be the baseline comparison). The main
            focus will be on RBAC (Role Based Access Control), PAM and Kerberos.us
            will be on RBAC (Role Based Access Control), PAM and Kerberos.

            Darren will also discuss some of the technical difficulties in
            manging open source based components in Solaris (this is NOT a GPL/BSD
            license rant but is about technical issues).

            "Linux in Universities" - Dan Kegel

            Businesses and universities are hiring people with Linux skills,
            deploying Linux on servers to save money, and even evaluating Linux on
            the desktop. Microsoft's pricing and security policies have made Linux
            an attractive alternative. Linux's open source nature makes it an
            excellent tool for teaching. Linux now comes with free alternatives to
            Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office which work well enough for the
            average user. University IT departments should start planning to
            support Linux on the desktop in recognition of its increased
            importance.


            "The driverfs" - Patrick Mochel

            Patrick is the primary designer and author of both the driverfs system
            and the new device model in the ongoing 2.5 kernel development
            series. He will elaborate more on the need of the new device driver
            model with emphasis on the accompanying driverfs implementation and
            its benefits.

            "Linux System Disaster Recovery Planning" - Tim Jones, The Tolis
            Group.

            Linux, unlike many other Unix environments, is actually very easy to
            recover after a system failure or other disaster - *IF* you have
            appropriate backups and boot media and a disaster recovery plan.

            By defining system backups appropriately, ensuring that you have a
            full listing of the necessary hardware (in case you have to replace
            the entire system), having a manual operation plan while the recovery
            is occurring, and keeping boot media and system backups offsite,
            everyone - from the smallest business to the largest corporation can
            easily turn a system disaster into a non-event.

            Tim will examine various recovery scenarios and show how to build a
            sample disaster recovery plan centered around a Linux environment.
          • gareth@wiked.org
            Thinking about going to SCALE, the Southern CaliforniA Linux Expo, but haven t really decided yet? Here s a description of some, but not all of the talks
            Message 5 of 5 , Oct 18, 2002
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              Thinking about going to SCALE, the Southern CaliforniA Linux Expo, but
              haven't really decided yet?

              Here's a description of some, but not all of the talks schedule for
              next month's So Cal Linux Expo. There are still some tickets left.
              If you don't grab one now, you may miss some of these interesting
              talks!

              See http://www.socallinuxexpo.com to buy a ticket. If you're a member
              of a LUG, or a student, there are discount tickets available.

              =======================================================

              "Scripting the Web" - Rasmus Lerdorf

              Rasmus will be discussing PHP and its applications to web scripting.


              "What's new in the 2.5 kernel?" - Robert Love

              The Linux kernel 2.5 development series culminated nearly a year of
              rapid development with the feature freeze on 31 October. Numerous new
              features and enhancements were merged to further increase Linux's
              performance and robustness. This talk will discuss some of the more
              interesting and relevant new innovations in the kernel including, but
              not limited to, block I/O enhancements, new O(1) scheduler, kernel
              preemption, new reverse-mapping VM, and thread enhancements.

              Improvements to scalability, performance, and stability are numerous
              in the new kernel. How these new features work, what they sought to
              achieve, and what they actually improved, especially from the view of
              the desktop user, will be discussed. How will these new features
              effect desktop users? Servers? Embedded systems? When will the new
              kernel be released? And what on earth will be its version (2.6 or
              3.0)?


              "Graphics in Linux" - J. P. Lewis

              Linux has been widely adopted movie special effects production. J.P.
              will give some anecdotes of linux in movie special effects R&D,
              describe the unusual FX production culture, and show some recent
              state-of-the-art visual effects.

              "IBM and Linux" - Bill Hilf

              Bill will give an overview of Linux momentum in the marketplace, Total
              Cost of Ownership, and IBM's commitment to Linux. This latter section,
              "Linux@IBM" will discuss how IBM is investing and using Linux today,
              as well as the contributions and interaction IBM has made and
              continues with Linux and the Open Source community. Bill will also
              discuss how IBM's customers are deploying Linux today, including
              descriptions of customer references and solutions.

              "Tuning Unices For Security" - Darren Moffat

              An all powerful single user account is often too much power in one
              persons hands to perform the jobs they need to do. A form of RBAC has
              been available in versions of Solaris for over 10 years but only
              became main stream in Solaris 8. Many other systems (including most
              mainstream GNU/Linux distributions use sudo to achieve a similar goal
              of giving out only the privleges needed to admin users.

              Darren Moffat will give an overview of some of the areas of
              compatibility and divergence in some OS security features between
              Solaris and Linux (RedHat will be the baseline comparison). The main
              focus will be on RBAC (Role Based Access Control), PAM and Kerberos.us
              will be on RBAC (Role Based Access Control), PAM and Kerberos.

              Darren will also discuss some of the technical difficulties in
              manging open source based components in Solaris (this is NOT a GPL/BSD
              license rant but is about technical issues).

              "Linux in Universities" - Dan Kegel

              Businesses and universities are hiring people with Linux skills,
              deploying Linux on servers to save money, and even evaluating Linux on
              the desktop. Microsoft's pricing and security policies have made Linux
              an attractive alternative. Linux's open source nature makes it an
              excellent tool for teaching. Linux now comes with free alternatives to
              Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office which work well enough for the
              average user. University IT departments should start planning to
              support Linux on the desktop in recognition of its increased
              importance.


              "The driverfs" - Patrick Mochel

              Patrick is the primary designer and author of both the driverfs system
              and the new device model in the ongoing 2.5 kernel development
              series. He will elaborate more on the need of the new device driver
              model with emphasis on the accompanying driverfs implementation and
              its benefits.

              "Linux System Disaster Recovery Planning" - Tim Jones, The Tolis
              Group.

              Linux, unlike many other Unix environments, is actually very easy to
              recover after a system failure or other disaster - *IF* you have
              appropriate backups and boot media and a disaster recovery plan.

              By defining system backups appropriately, ensuring that you have a
              full listing of the necessary hardware (in case you have to replace
              the entire system), having a manual operation plan while the recovery
              is occurring, and keeping boot media and system backups offsite,
              everyone - from the smallest business to the largest corporation can
              easily turn a system disaster into a non-event.

              Tim will examine various recovery scenarios and show how to build a
              sample disaster recovery plan centered around a Linux environment.
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