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To: aclug-announce@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: ACLUG: Two meetings & a BBQ
From: John Goerzen (ACLUG) <aclug@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 23 Jun 1999 10:22:50 -0500
Reply-to: aclug@xxxxxxxxxxxx

         --== Air Capital Linux Users Group of Wichita, KS ==--


Monday, July 12, 1999 (ACLUG meeting)
Contact: John Goerzen <aclug@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Location: 7:00/7:30 PM in 260 Jabara Hall at Wichita State (details below)
          This event is free and open to the public.  Please forward this
          message to anyone you feel may be interested in attending.

Saturday, July 17, 1999 (ACLUG BBQ)  
Contact: Clint Brubakken <cabrubak@xxxxxxx>
Location: Time and location to be determined later.  Probably some
          park in the Wichita area.

Tuesday, July 20, 1999               
Contact: John Goerzen <aclug@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Location: 7:00/7:30 PM in 260 Jabara Hall at Wichita State (details below)
          This event is free and open to the public.  Please forward this
          message to anyone you feel may be interested in attending.


 * ACLUG meeting on Monday, July 12
 * ACLUG meeting on Tuesday, July 20
 * ACLUG BBQ on Saturday, July 17
 * Other business and discussions
 * Meeting schedule
 * Upcoming events
 * When to arrive: Meeting format
 * How to find us: Location information and links to maps
 * Contacts, Background information on ACLUG, and miscellaneous

ACLUG meeting: Monday, July 12

The topic for this meeting is Linux in business and Linux at home.
For the first part, we'll discuss how Linux can help out both small
and large businesses.  This includes discussions of the advantages of
servers with Linux, business tools in Linux such as spreadsheets and
presentation software, information managers, and a demonstration of
how a laptop running Linux can outperform a high-end server running
certain other OSs.  We'll also discuss how Linux can save your
business money while improving productivity, and how to introduce

For people at home, we'll examine software that makes Linux a good
choice for home computing.  This includes things like Internet clients 
(web browsers, etc), personal finance tools, organizer tools for
things like a video tape library, and, of course, exciting Linux

The speaker for this evening's presentation is John Goerzen, a system
administrator at SouthWind Internet Access, Inc.

ACLUG Meeting: Tuesday, July 20

The topic for this meeting is databases and the Web.  Items to be
discussed include SQL databases with PostgreSQL; overview of methods
used to create dynamic Web-based content, such as CGI; and ways to tie 
the Apache web server to a database- or Perl-based backend, such as
mod_perl or Apache::DBI.

The speaker for this evening's presentation is Clint Brubakken, a
developer at CSS Group.

ACLUG BBQ: Saturday, July 17

ACLUG is planning to have an outdoor BBQ/get-together on July 17.
More details, including the time and location, will be forthcoming.

Other Business

 * Suggestion for future topics
   Thanks for all the suggestions lately!  Keep 'em coming!
 * Powered by Linux Squares status update
   Still quite a few are available.  $0.25 each.
 * Another Free Linux Install.  Sometime early August (before summer
   ends) or early September (after people are back from vacation)?


Pursuant to decisions made on 25 January 1999 and 9 February 1999, ACLUG
meetings are now scheduled as follows:

 * The first MONDAY of each month, at 7:00/7:30 PM; and
 * The third TUESDAY of each month, at 7:00/7:30 PM.

   *** We are making an exception in July due to the 4th holiday; the
   *** first Monday would have been inconvenient for large numbers of
   *** people, so we will mee the second Monday and third Tuesday in July.

Meetings will be held in 260 Jabara Hall on the campus of Wichita State
University as always.  Details on the event schedule and upcoming events can
be found at; maps can be found at


Please send suggestions for future topics to aclug@xxxxxxxxxxxx or mention
them at the meeting.  Consider this the ACLUG suggestion box! :-)

I prefer to not pick topics.  I'd rather have people let me know what they'd
like to hear discussed at the meeting.

ACLUG events tentatively scheduled in the immediate future include:

 * August 2, 1999


One issue that has been somewhat troublesome is making presentations
interesting and useful for people with a wide range of Linux experiences. 
We want our meetings to be useful for as many people as possible, so our
plan is this: For those of you that are starting out with Linux, or just
interested in what Linux can do, please feel free to join us at 7:00 PM on
each meeting date (1st Monday and 3rd Tuesday of each month). We'll cover
some basics about the evening's topic or Linux in general, or have an
informal Q&A time, depdending on what the people present prefer. Also, if
you have any Linux questions (beginning or advanced), we'd like to get to
them between 7 and 7:30 so that the evening doesn't get too late for those
that have to work or go to class in the morning.

Our regular presentation will begin at 7:30 as it always has.  Of course, if
you can make it at 7, you're encouraged to stay for the whole program.  You
are welcome to arrive at either 7 or 7:30.


We will hold the this event in the Computer Science Department in
Jabara Hall on the main east campus of Wichita State University.
ACLUG has assembled some driving instructions on the Web at  We will be located on the second floor of
Jabara Hall.  We expect to be in room 260, but we'll be sure to post
signs if we need to relocate elsewhere.  You'll be able to find a sign
on the wall in front of the 2nd floor elevator when you arrive.

Room 260 is almost directly in front of you as you exit the second-floor


For more information

You can write to aclug@xxxxxxxxxxxx.  Further details will be posted
to the aclug-announce mailing list; you can subscribe for free at

About the Air Capital Linux Users Group

ACLUG was created in early 1998 as a group to help people discover
better ways to take advantage of modern computing through the use of
Linux.  All ACLUG events are free; we have hosted two free Linux
installation events, during which Linux was installed on dozens of
computers for no charge.  We would like to show the benefits of Unix
operating systems such as Linux to as many people as possible.  ACLUG
members range from people just starting out with computers and Linux
to those that have written parts of the Linux system or are doing
computer research under the Linux platform.

About Linux
Linux is a modern, fully 32- and 64-bit operating system that runs on
a wide variety of hardware.  Its most popular use is on PC-style
hardware, where Linux can completely replace Windows 95, Windows 98,
or NT.  Linux sports astounding reliability, power, flexibility,
scalibility, and networking.  Linux is the most popular OS for
Internet servers, beating NT.  Linux also works on less-expensive
computers than NT.

Linux is developed by a worldwide team of programmers: individuals,
companies, and universities using the Internet.  All source code is
available, allowing peer review -- which is important for an operating 

ACLUG would like to show you the benefits of Linux for home and
business use.  Feel free to attend one of our meetings or ask
questions about Linux at aclug-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx.  You may also examine the
archives of previous discussions on our discussion lists at or join the list;
instructions for doing so are at
Announcements for upcoming ACLUG meetings and events will always be sent
first to the aclug-announce mailing lists.

-- John Goerzen, ACLUG president

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