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Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2000 19:16:58 -0600
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             Air Capital Linux Users Group of Wichita, KS

Event Summary

 * Monday, March 13, 2000 - Working with Audio Files - MP3, etc
 * Monday, March 27, 2000 - TBA

Contact:  info@xxxxxxxxx

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.

In This Bulletin

 * Aclug Demo Day - Saturday March 11
 * Aclug Meeting - Monday March 13 - Working with Audio Files
 * Aclug Meeting - Monday March 27 - TBA
 * Other Business - Logo Contest
 * Perl Online Class Starting
 * 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

Linux Demo @ Saturday Sale: Saturday, March 11

The ACLUG Staff is continuing to Demo Linux at the Saturday Sale, which is held
on the second Saturday of each month. We will be educating people on why they
should consider Linux as an alternative to Windows 9x and Windows 2000. Please
consider dropping by and lending your support at the Demo.

Linux Meeting: Monday, March 13

This meeting will cover Audio Files - Producing MP3's - ripping, playing &

What is MP3 audio? (MPEG Audio Layer 3) An audio compression technology that is
part of the MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 specifications. Developed in Germany in 1991 by
the Fraunhofer Institute, MP3 uses perceptual audio coding to compress
CD-quality sound by a factor of 12, while providing almost the same high
fidelity. MP3 music files are played via software or a handheld device.

MP3 has made it feasible to download quality audio from the Web very quickly,
causing it to become a worldwide auditioning system for new musicians and
labels. Enthusiasts feel MP3 is revolutionizing music distribution via the Web,
since an entire audio CD (an hour of music) can be downloaded in five minutes,
provided you are on  a fast (cable modem or dsl) connection.

This meeting will be hosted by Clint Brubakken.

Linux Meeting: March 27

The topic of this meeting is TBA.

Other Business

Linux Logo Contest:
At the meeting on Jan 31st, we announced the start of the Linux Logo Contest.
Details can be found at

Online Perl Class:
The ACLUG Perl class started March 1, 2000.  Steve Saner will be at the next
meeting to answer questions about the class. Further details on joining or
auditing this class can be found at:

If you have suggestions for a future Workshop, or a topic for a future meeting,
please feel free to send your suggestions to info@xxxxxxxxx

Meeting Schedule

Pursuant to decisions made on August 16, 1999, ACLUG meetings will be scheduled
as follows:

 * Every other Monday Beginning August 30, at 7:00/7:30 PM

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

Future Aclug Events

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

 +++ We need meeting topics and volunteer speakers for the meetings.+++

Meeting Format Reminder

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 (every other
Monday starting August 30th).  We'll cover some basics about the evening's topic
or Linux in general, or  have an informal Q&A time, depending 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.

Starting at 7:30, we will cover old and new business, and make announcements of
upcoming ACLUG events.

Our regular presentation will begin after the announcements, at approximately
7:45. 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.

Location and Maps

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

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, scalability, 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 system.

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
help@xxxxxxxxx.  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.

      Dale W Hodge  ACLUG Newsletter Editor  dwh@xxxxxxxxx
      Visit the Aclug Companion at

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