[GLLUG] Fwd: AACS Meeting Notice - December 5, 2007 - Ubuntu's new Ape: the "Gutsy Gibbon"

Michael Rudas audiotech50 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 30 22:02:24 EST 2007

I thought that this might be of interest to some...  I might try to
make it, myself -- if I can afford the gas. :-()

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Ravindranath Desai <rdesai at chartermi.net>
Date: Nov 30, 2007 6:16 PM
Subject: AACS Meeting Notice - December 5, 2007 - Ubuntu's new Ape:
the "Gutsy Gibbon"

      AACS meetings are free and open to the public.
      Supporting membership is $20 per year.

      Wednesday, Dec 5, 2007
       AACS Meeting Time: 6:00 PM to (generally) 8:00 PM
       Location: SRT Solutions (above the Linux box)
	206 S. Fifth Avenue, Suite 200, Ann Arbor, MI


Linux is making great strides onto the desktop operating system market
with advancements that make it easier than ever to switch from Windows
or Mac.  In my speech, I'll be illustrating some of the new features
Ubuntu Linux has incorporated in its latest release, 7.10 "Gutsy
Gibbon".  Some of these features include a revamped graphical
installer and LiveCD, the first GUI configuration tools for some parts
of the system, as well as a basic 3d accelerated desktop environment.
Furthermore, I will demonstrate Compiz Fusion, an open-source, 3D
window manager that provides eye candy for the Linux user that rivals
what is found on Mac's OS X. I will also briefly demonstrate some open
source alternatives that can be used as replacements for some commonly
used Windows or Mac media utilities and productivity tools. Lastly,
I'll dive a little under the hood of the latest stable Linux kernel,
2.6.23, to talk about some of the improvements and alterations made to
the heart of the linux operating systems, like the new Completely Fair
Process Scheduler that allocates processor time more effectively for
pressing, real-time computations, as well as the burgeoning number of
device drivers that are included in a standard kernel.

About the speaker:

Kevin DuBois is currently an undergraduate computer engineering
student at the university of michigan. He works part time for a local
Ann Arbor streaming television startup called Zattoo.  Kevin has been
an advocate and user of open source for two or three years now, since
high school.  Kevin is a member of the Michigan Ubuntu Loco team, and
is currently focusing on aiding the developers of a 3D window manager
called Compiz Fusion and the media player VLC.

~~ Mikey

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