Complete.Org: Mailing Lists: Archives: discussion: May 2000:
[aclug-L] [announce] Aclug Meeting: May 22, 2000

[aclug-L] [announce] Aclug Meeting: May 22, 2000

[Top] [All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index] [Thread Index]
To: <announce@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [aclug-L] [announce] Aclug Meeting: May 22, 2000
From: "Dale W Hodge" <dwh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 13:14:45 -0500
Reply-to: discussion@xxxxxxxxx

             Air Capital Linux Users Group of Wichita, KS

Event Summary

 * Monday, May 22, 2000 - WINE - Running Windows binaries on Linux
 * Monday, June 5, 2000 - TBA - Tentativaly Slashdot Server

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 Meeting - Monday, May 22
 * Aclug Demo Day - Saturday, June 10
 * Linux Install Day - Saturday, June 17
 * New User Orientation - Saturday, June 24 (Tentative)

 * Other Business:
 * Aclug Library
 * 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

Aclug Meeting: Monday, May 22

Tonight's meeting will cover WINE (Wine Is Not an Emulator)

Wine is an implementation of the Windows 3.x and Win32 APIs on top of X and
Unix. Think of Wine as a Windows compatibility layer. Wine provides both a
development toolkit (Winelib) for porting Windows sources to Unix and a program
loader, allowing unmodified Windows 3.1/95/NT binaries to run under Intel
Unixes. Wine works on most popular Intel Unixes, including Linux, FreeBSD, and

Wine does not require Microsoft Windows, as it is a completely alternative
implementation consisting of 100% Microsoft-free code, but it can optionally use
native system DLLs if they are available. Wine comes with complete sources,
documentation and examples and is freely redistributable. (The licensing terms
are similar to BSD.)

Planned topics to cover: Where to get; known limitations - what works, and what
doesn't; demonstration of Windows programs running under wine.

Aclug Meeting: Monday, June 5, 2000

Tentatively scheduled: Overview of a Slashdot server

Linux Demo @ Saturday Sale: Saturday, June 10, 9AM - 3PM

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 Install Day: Saturday, June 17, 2000 12PM - 6PM
Our next Free Linux install is scheduled for Saturday, June 17th.  A separate
announcement will outline the details of this install and provide a URL for
signing up.

New User Orientation: Saturday, June 27, 2000 - Tentative Date
Aclug will be hosting our first ever New User Orientation Day. We plan to cover
the top 10 things every new user should know about operating a Linux system.

A separate announcement will outline the details of this meeting.

Other Business

Aclug Library:
The Aclug staff is in the process of setting up a library for Aclug members. We
have a number of books and CD's which have been donated by various sponsors.
Details are still being worked out, but we hope to have the library operational
by the end of the month.

Linux Logo Contest:
At the meeting on Jan 31st, we announced the start of the Linux Logo Contest.
Details can be found at
This contest will remain open, as we have had only a couple submissions to date.

Online Perl Class:
The ACLUG Perl class started March 1, 2000.  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 many 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
      Secretary & Website Maintainer - info@xxxxxxxxx
      Air Capital Linux User's Group  (ACLUG)

-- This is the announce@xxxxxxxxx list.  To unsubscribe,

-- This is the discussion@xxxxxxxxx list.  To unsubscribe,

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]
  • [aclug-L] [announce] Aclug Meeting: May 22, 2000, Dale W Hodge <=