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  • Dan Kegel
    For those who haven t yet gotten tired of hearing me talk about OpenOffice :-) - Dan ... Subject: UUASC-LA March 2004 Program Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 23:39:40
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      For those who haven't yet gotten tired of hearing me talk
      about OpenOffice :-)
      - Dan

      -------- Original Message --------
      Subject: UUASC-LA March 2004 Program
      Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 23:39:40 -0800
      From: Hershel Remer <unixrabbi@...>


      UUASC-LA
      Unix Users Association of Southern California -- Los Angeles
      March 2004 Meeting
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      OpenOffice Interoperability

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      Thursday, Mar. 4, 7-9 pm

      Sun Microsystems, Inc.
      222 N. Sepulveda in El Segundo
      10th Floor -- Martinique Room

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      For the past decade, a vendor hostile to UNIX has dominated the office suite
      software market, but the release of StarOffice 7 / OpenOffice 1.1 for
      Solaris, Linux, and Windows marked the first credible assault ever on that
      monopoly.

      At the March meeting of UUASC-LA, Dan Kegel, engineer at Google and host of
      http://lalugs.org , makes his UUASC debut by explaining how to migrate
      most Microsoft Office users to UNIX-compatible applications without getting
      lynched.

      To ensure that last part, Dan will provide tips on how to run a successful
      trial deployment and how to give good feedback to Sun on problems found
      during the trial so that subsequent releases address those issues. Dan will
      give examples of compatibility problems and crashes he uncovered during his
      own testing, and reveal to us how well Sun responded to those problems.

      Dan's past projects include:
      -- making it easier to build gcc, http://kegel.com/crosstool
      -- QA on OpenOffice, http://kegel.com/openoffice
      -- evangelizing Linux in universities, http://kegel.com/linux/edu
      -- showing developers how to handle zillions of network connections,
      http://kegel.com/c10k.html
      -- how to craft peer-to-peer software that can be used behind firewalls,
      http://www.alumni.caltech.edu/~dank/peer-nat.html
      Dan also contributed to the networked versions of classic games such as
      MechWarrior 2 at Activision.

      After the meeting, you are invited to mingle with many of the chapter
      members at UUASC-LA's favorite dining and drinking spot. Details will be
      presented at the meeting.

      WARNING: People may take photographs of UUASC-LA meetings and social events.
      If someone is absolutely opposed to having his or her photograph taken, that
      person needs to please speak with the photographer.

      Warning to photographers: You must have a person's permission to post
      photographs in any public manner.

      Directions:

      >From the South via Interstate 405:

      Exit at El Segundo Blvd. Turn left and proceed approximately three miles to
      Sepulveda Blvd. and turn right. Stay in the right lane and
      take another right onto Grand Ave. Pass the building on the
      corner completely and turn into the second driveway on the right
      where the sign says "222." The first driveway is the service road.

      >From the North via Interstate 405:

      Exit at El Segundo Blvd. Turn left onto La Cienega Blvd (get into the right
      lane). Turn right at El Segundo Blvd and proceed approximately three miles
      to Sepulveda Blvd. and turn right. Stay in the right lane and take another
      right onto Grand Ave. Pass the building on the
      corner completely and turn into the second driveway on the right
      where the sign says "222." The first driveway is the service road.

      For any questions on how to get there, call 310-607-2400.
      However, that number won't be available after business hours
      (5:30). After that time, call 310-607-2560.

      Parking:

      Convenient FREE parking is located next to the Sun office building in the
      adjacent parking structure. Entrances are on the South side of Grand Avenue,
      and on the East side of Sepulveda Blvd.

      Building:

      Entrances to the Oracle building are located on the North and South sides of
      the building. However, after business hours, the ones on the North side are
      locked from both the inside and the outside, so
      only use the doors on the South side of the building. The doors on the
      South may be locked to the outside, but the guard can be notified to come
      open it by knocking on the door.

      UUASC wants to especially thank member Matt Ingenthron of Sun for his
      excellent hospitality. And, UUASC-LA wants to thank our host, Sun
      Microsystems, for the continued support of our meetings.

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      UUASC is for all persons using UNIX either personally or professionally, or
      interested in learning more about UNIX. We recognize all varieties of UNIX,
      including (without prejudice) SCO, Linux, SVr4, Solaris, AIX, HP/UX, and
      BSD. This is a good place to meet others with similar interests and broaden
      your skills and knowledge.

      There are two UUASC chapters serving Los Angeles and Orange Counties.
      Meeting locations for each chapter are detailed at our web site,
      www.uuasc.org. Please visit our web site.

      There are no dues or other membership requirements. More than 250 persons
      receive our monthly email newsletter, and more than 200 persons receive our
      daily emails from our members. Meeting attendance varies to as high as 60.
      Volunteers manage the club and more volunteers are always needed.

      Los Angeles County Chapter meetings are held the first Thursday of each
      month from 7 to 9 pm ( or whenever we feel like stopping ). Generally,
      meetings include a technical presentation on a hardware or software topic of
      current interest to the UNIX community and a round-table discussion of
      current topics of interest to the group. UUASC-LA needs future topic
      suggestions (and volunteers)!!

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