Unigroup's September 2010 Meeting Announcement

1: Solaris/OpenSolaris/Oracle/Sun Hardware & OS Update: Including the new Solaris 10 Update 9 Release.
2: Panel Discussion: Your Favorite Operating Systems - Bootable Distributions and Tools.

1: Isaac Rozenfeld / Oracle/Sun Microsystems
2: Panel Discussion:
Robert Weiner / Programming Plus and Unigroup of NY, Inc.
Chris Lent / The Cooper Union
Isaac Rozenfeld / Oracle/Sun Microsystems
Matt Hirsch / Unigroup of NY, Inc.

Thursday, 16-SEP-2010      (** 3rd Thursday **)

The Cooper Union
School of Engineering   (*** NEW BUILDING ***)
41 Cooper Square    (3rd Avenue @ 7th Street, between 6th & 7th Streets)
East Village, Manhattan
New York City
Meeting Room: LL101_CS   (LL=LowerLevel, Note: Room Changes Month-to-Month)
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6:15 - 6:30 PM Registration
6:30 - 6:45 PM Ask the Wizard - Questions, Answers and Current Events
6:45 - 7:00 PM Unigroup Business
7:00 - 9:30 PM Main Presentation

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Unigroup is pleased to announce that at our September meeting we will have a formal short talk on Solaris and "What's New in Solaris 10 9/10", which came out last week, and is downloadable for SPARC and x86. We hope to also learn the latest information concerning the Oracle/Sun merger and the status of Solaris and OpenSolaris. Our presenter will be Unigroup member Isaac Rozenfeld from Oracle/Sun (and the NYC OpenSolaris community).

Solaris Presentation slides: Unigroup-201009-Solaris-10U9-Update.pdf.

After our Solaris/OpenSolaris talk, we will have an informal panel discussion on Favorite Operating Systems, as originally planned.


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      The Cooper Union  (http://www.cooper.edu)
      School of Engineering  (*** New Building ***)
      41 Cooper Square (3rd Avenue @ 7th Street, between 6th & 7th Streets)
      East Village, Manhattan
      New York City
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Topic: Panel Discussion: Your Favorite Operating Systems


Panel discussion on Favorite Unix/Linux/BSD Operating Systems, including both open-source and non-open-source variants.

We hope to discuss why people have chosen to use specific OS versions (eg. Why use Mandriva vs Fedora, or Ubuntu vs Solaris, or RedHat vs CentosPlus), features, updates, problems, hardware support, where to download, and how to get support, etc.

We would like audience participation as well, bring your war stories and success stories with you.

Detailed Outline:

References & Web Resources:





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Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall PTR, and O'Reilly have been kind enough to provide us with review copies of some of their books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings. The publishers always ask that the persons receiving the books provide a review and/or feedback about their books.

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

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

We have some Solaris Related CD-ROMs from our friends at the local NYC Sun Microsystems Office.


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