Unigroup's March 2008 Meeting Announcement

FreeBSD 7 Launch Meeting

George Neville-Neil,
The FreeBSD Project Team

Thursday, 13-MAR-2008      (** SPECIAL 2nd Thursday **)

Alliance for Downtown NY Conference Facility
104 Washington Street      (Between Rector and Carlisle Streets)
South West Corner of Wall Street Area
Downtown, New York City
** Please RSVP (but its not required) **

6:15 - 6:25 PM Registration
6:25 - 6:35 PM Ask the Wizard - Questions, Answers and Current Events
6:45 - 7:00 PM Unigroup Business
7:00 - 9:30 PM Main Presentation


FreeBSD version 7 was released within the past couple of weeks (CD-ROM images are dated 24-FEB-2008). We hope to learn as much as we can about the latest in FreeBSD from our speaker George Neville-Neil, a member of the FreeBSD Project Team.

We are also planning a followup meeting on FreeBSD in the coming months.


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	Alliance for Downtown NY Conference Facility
	104 Washington Street
	Wall Street Area
	Downtown, New York City

This building is located on the West side of the street. Cross Streets: Between Rector (South) and Carlisle (North) Streets.

Our meeting location is in the Lower West Corner of Downtown, North of the Battery Tunnel, South of the Downtown Hotel, North of the Resturant, East of West Street, and West of Greenwich Street. Walking West on Rector Street from Broadway, you pass Church, Greenwich then Washington Streets.

There are multiple blocks of parking lots right there, between Washington and Greenwich Streets, starting at the Battery Tunnel and extending North for a number of blocks.

Nearest mass transit stations, in order, are the '1/9' (Rector Street), 'R/W' (Rector Street) and the '4/5' (Wall Street).


This presentation will discuss various aspects of FreeBSD 7.

Outline of the main presentation:

From the FreeBSD 7 Release Announcement:
FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE is now available for the amd64, i386, ia64, pc98, and powerpc architectures. The version for the sparc64 architecture will become available soon.

Web Resources

   FreeBSD 7 Links:


George Neville-Neil is a member of the FreeBSD project, its core, release engineering and security teams as well as co-author with Kirk McKusick of "The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System". He is also a member of the ACM Queue editorial board and the columnist Kode Vicious. His research interests include operating systems, real-time and embedded programming, and networking. He is also an avid cyclist and traveler who has made his home in Tokyo, Japan for the last 4 years.


FreeBSD is an advanced operating system for x86 compatible (including Pentium and Athlon), amd64 compatible (including Opteron, Athlon, and EM64T), UltraSPARC, IA-64, PC-98 and ARM architectures. It is derived from BSD, the version of UNIX developed at the University of California, Berkeley. It is developed and maintained by a large team of individuals. Additional platforms are in various stages of development.


Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall PTR has been kind enough to provide us with some of their books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings. Addison-Wesley also has a new end-user discount, available through their User Group program. We will be announcing the details at our next meeting!

O'Reilly has been kind enough to provide us with some of their books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings.

Unigroup would like to thank both companies for the support provided by their User Group programs.

Note: The chances tend to be about 1 in 5, that any attendee of our meeting will walk away with a fairly valuable giveaway (ie. many of these books are valued between $30 and $60)!

** Thanks to our friends at Sun Microsystems, Unigroup also has Solaris 10 DVDs to raffle off.

** Special Thanks go to the User Group programs of Prentice Hall and O'Reilly for helping us acquire FreeBSD related books for this meeting!

As always, all of the books will be available for review at the start of the meeting.


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


Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served. This includes "wraps" such as turkey, roast beef, chicken, tuna and grilled vegetables as well as assorted salads (potato, tossed, pasta, etc), cookies, brownies, bottled water and assorted beverages.

Please join us for this meeting, you won't want to miss it!

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