• NYC local event: UNIGROUP 17-NOV-2016 (Thu) Meeting: RedHat/RHEL 7.3 Re

    From Jeff Jonas@21:1/5 to All on Sun Nov 13 04:53:55 2016
    Unigroup is next week on Thursday evening...
    Please RSVP if you will be attending...

    UNIGROUP OF NEW YORK - UNIX USERS GROUP - NOVEMBER 2016 ANNOUNCEMENTS =====================================================================


    Topic: [Tentatively]
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux RHEL 7.3 Release Meeting

    Speaker: John Priddy,
    Sr. Solutions Architect,
    Red Hat <http://www.redhat.com>

    When: Thursday, November 17th, 2016 (** Regular 3rd Thursday **)

    Where: The Cooper Union <http://www.cooper.edu>
    School of Engineering
    41 Cooper Square (3rd Ave @ 7th St, bet. 6th & 7th Sts)
    East Village, Manhattan
    New York City
    Meeting Room: LL101_CS (** New Building: LL=Lower Level **)

    Time: 6:15 PM - 6:30 PM Registration
    6:30 PM - 6:45 PM Ask the Wizard, Questions,
    Answers and Current Events
    6:45 PM - 7:00 PM Unigroup Business and Announcements
    7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Main Presentation

    Cost: See the Meeting+Membership Fee Schedule Below.


    Unigroup's November 2016 meeting [tentatively] will be a Red Hat
    Enterprise Linux RHEL 7.3 Release Meeting, with Red Hat presenting.
    Other RHEL and Linux topics may be discussed as well. Stay tuned
    for topic/outline updates.

    Our planned November 2016 WiFi talk had to be postponed due to
    speaker unavailability. We are very pleased to announce that one
    of our contacts from the local NYC Red Hat Team is able to fill-in
    as a replacement speaker for this meeting (and on very little notice

    Unigroup's meeting schedule for 2017 is currently:
    POSTPONED : The Latest WiFi Standards.
    2017-01-19: To-be-announced.

    Unigroup has a couple of interesting meetings in the works on the
    following topics: The Latest C/C++ Standards, The State of the C++
    Ecosystem, High Performance Computing Clusters, Fiber+Copper
    Network Cabling Infrastructure/Standards.



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    Please RSVP as soon as possible, preferably at least 2-3 days
    prior to the meeting date, so we can plan the food order.
    RSVP deadline is usually the night before the meeting day.

    Note: RSVP is requested for this location to make sure the guard
    will let you into the building. RSVP also helps us to
    properly plan the meeting (food, drinks, handouts,
    seating, etc.) and speed up your sign-in at the meeting.
    If you forget to RSVP prior to the meeting day, you may
    still be able to show up and attend our meeting, however,
    we cannot guarantee what building security will do if
    you are "not on the list" (note: things tend to work out OK).



    Topic: [Tentatively] Red Hat Linux RHEL 7.3 Release Meeting.

    Related Topics/Keywords

    Computer Operating Systems, Linux, Red Hat, RHEL, CentOS, Fedora.

    Introduction & Description of Talk:

    Unigroup's November 2016 meeting [tentatively] will be a Red Hat
    Linux RHEL 7.3 Release Meeting.

    Presentation Outline

    - Red Hat Enterprise Linux - RHEL
    - New Features in RHEL 7.3
    - Red Hat User Group NYC - RHUG
    - To-be-announced.

    References & Web Resources:

    Red Hat:

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux - RHEL:

    Red Hat RHEL 7.3 Release Notes:


    Speaker Biography

    John Priddy, Sr. Solutions Architect, Red Hat.



    Company Biography


    For information about Red Hat and RHEL, please visit:



    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.

    Note: Our book supply is currently running low, and we need to


    Fee Schedule:

    Unigroup is a Professional Technical Organization and User Group,
    and its members pay a yearly membership fee. For Unigroup members,
    there is usually no additional charges (ie. no meeting fees) during
    their membership year. Non-members who wish to attend Unigroup
    meetings are usually required to pay a "Single Meeting Fee".

    Yearly Membership (includes all meetings): $ 50.00
    Student Yearly Membership (with current! ID): $ 25.00
    Non-Member Single Meeting Fee: $ 20.00
    Non-Member Student Single Meeting (with! ID): $ 5.00

    * Payment Methods: Cash, Check, American Express.
    MasterCard, VISA, Discover (since 2013).

    ! Students: We are looking for proof that you are
    currently enrolled in classes (rather than working
    full-time), and as such, your Student ID should show
    a CURRENT date. We have been presented Student IDs
    containing NO dates whatsoever, and in the
    current environment, perpetual/non-expiring access
    to university facilities just does not feel right.
    If your ID contains no date, please bring
    additional proof of current enrollment. Thanks,

    NOTE: Simply receiving Unigroup Email Announcements does
    NOT indicate membership in Unigroup.

    Members: Remember to bring your Unigroup membership card with
    you to the meeting, to confirm your yearly renewal date!



    Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served.

    This normally includes "wraps" such as turkey, roast beef,
    chicken, tuna and grilled vegetables as well as assorted salads
    (potato, tossed, pasta, etc), cookies, brownies, bottled water
    and assorted SOFT beverages.

    Our thanks go to Red Hat for sponsoring the food service for
    this meeting!



    The Cooper Union <http://www.cooper.edu>
    School of Engineering (*** New Building ***)
    41 Cooper Square (3rd Avenue @ 7th St, between 6th & 7th Streets)
    East Village, Manhattan
    New York City, 10003
    Meeting Room: ** (See Above, Room Changes Month-to-Month)

    Located on the East side of Cooper Square. Look for the
    new building with the non-traditional appearance.
    Entrance is at the corner of 3rd Avenue and 7 Street.

    Building lobby sign-in is required at the guard's desk.
    Enter the building, check in with the guard at the lobby for
    directions to Unigroup (the room varies from month-to-month).

    Nearest mass transit stations are:
    '6' to Astor Place (stops right at The Cooper Union),
    then walk 1 block East and 1 block South.
    'R' to 8th Street, then walk about 2 blocks East
    then 1 block South.
    '4/5/N/Q' to Union Square, then walk South and East.
    or transfer to the downtown '6' to Astor Place.
    'B/D/F/V' to Broadway-Lafayette, then walk North and East,
    or transfer to the uptown '6' to Astor Place.

    Free street parking in the area becomes available at 6pm.

    There are also parking lots on Broadway, at (or just south of)
    Astor Place (8th Street), across from the West side of
    Cooper Square, as well as various others in the area.


    Please mark this meeting on your calendar and join us!
    Please tell your friends about Unigroup!

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    ** Formal Thank You's to our previous speakers will appear
    in an upcoming announcement. Unigroup issues a "Thank You"
    to all our speakers and sponsors!

    Our thanks goes to The Cooper Union School of Engineering,
    and its staff, for hosting our meetings.

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    a) NYLUG November 2016 Meeting

    : Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2016 10:20:24 -0500
    : To: NYLUG Technical Discussion
    : Subject: [nylug-talk] RSVP open: Wed Nov 16, Charles Strahan -on- Introduction to NixOS
    : RSVP here:
    : ----------------
    : https://www.meetup.com/nylug-meetings/
    : What:
    : ---------
    : Introduction to NixOS
    : When:
    : ---------
    : Wednesday, November 16, 2016
    : 6:30 PM
    : Civic Hall - 2nd Floor
    : 156 5th Avenue, New York, NY
    : (Use the far elevator bank to get to the 2nd floor.)
    : Charles Strahan
    : -on-
    : Introduction to NixOS
    : Note: WE ARE MEETING AT CIVIC HALL!! We'll need names, and you will need IDs.
    : Introduction to NixOps - NixOS
    : This talk is an introduction to NixOS, a Linux distribution that
    : leverages a purely functional package manager called Nix. We'll take a
    : look at how NixOS packaging and configuration management works, and
    : see how its unique design sets it apart in terms of reliability.
    : There will be plenty of time for questions!
    : Links:
    : ---------
    : - https://nixos.org/
    : - https://github.com/NixOS/nixpkgs
    : Afterwards:
    : -----------------
    : Join us afterwards at Jake's Saloon where we'll continue the
    : discussion over drinks and/or food. Jake's Saloon is located at 206 W.
    : 23rd Street.
    : Speaker Bio:
    : -------------------
    : Charles Strahan started contributing to NixOS in early 2014 and has
    : since become a committer on the project. He's the current maintainer
    : of the Ruby/Rails application packaging infrastructure and also
    : maintains roughly 80 other individual packages. He presently resides
    : in Brooklyn, New York, works remotely for Decipher Technology Studios
    : (developing a soon to be released open-source platform), and tinkers
    : with Haskell in his free time.
    : _______________________________________________
    : nylug-talk mailing list
    : http://mail.nylug.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/nylug-talk

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    We have a series of meetings in the works:
    - 2017????: The Latest WiFi Standards.
    - 2017????: What's new in the latest C/C++ Standards.
    - 2017????: The State of the C++ Ecosystem.
    - 2017????: High Performance Computing Clusters.
    - Planning: Popular Linux Distribution Round-Up and Comparison
    (aka: Are there too many Linux Distributions?)
    - Planning: Building a Data Server with Oracle/Sun ZFS
    - Planning: Virtualization: KVM, Xen/XenServer, VirtualBox
    - Planning: DNS / Dynamic DNS
    - Planning: Fibrechannel and iSCSI Storage
    - Planning: IPsec and VPNs (possibly 2 meetings)
    - Planning: Cloud and Grid Computing
    - Planning: Unix/Linux Authentication
    - Planning: NO SPAM!
    - Planning: Crypto / PKI / GPG-PGP
    - Planning: The latest on *BSD (FreeBSD/NetBSD/OpenBSD)
    - Planning: The latest on Solaris
    - Planning: Anti-Virus
    - Unix/Linux/BSD Clusters and Clustered Databases
    - Patching and Updating Unix/Linux/BSD (rpm. yum, yast, apt, etc.)
    - Building Custom Kernels Unix/Linux/BSD
    - Building a Firewall using FreeBSD and Linux
    - LAMP Part 2 - PHP/Python
    - Unix 40th+ Birthday Celebration
    - Samba
    - High Performance Internet Servers / Web Acceleration
    - Unix Office Tools: Word Processors, Spreadsheets, Accounting Packages.
    - GNU Development Environments
    - Java and/or JavaScript Programming
    - Web Development Frameworks

    ** Unigroup Needs Speakers!!
    Please let us know about any other meeting topics that you may be
    interested in. Potential speakers on Unix/Linux/BSD related
    technology topics should please contact the Unigroup Board.

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    Unigroup is one of the oldest and largest Unix User's Groups serving
    the Greater New York City Regional Area since the early 1980s.
    Unigroup is a not-for-profit, vendor-neutral and member funded
    volunteer organization. Unigroup holds regular and special event
    meetings throughout the year on technical topics relating to the
    Unix/Linux/BSD Operating Systems and User Communities. Unigroup
    meetings tend to be focused towards System Administrators, Network
    Administrators, and Software Developers.

    Unigroup holds regular meetings planned for (at a minimum) the Third
    THURSDAY of Odd Months. We generally try to hold Field Trip or
    Vendor Specific Meetings on the Even Months, although we do have the
    ability to hold monthly meetings at our regular meeting location.

    Planned regular meeting dates are (usually 3rd Thursdays):
    11/17/2016, 12/??/2016, 01/19/2017, 02/??/2017, 03/16/2017, 05/18/2017...
    Also watch for Special Event meetings and "Field Trips" to the
    facilities of local hardware and software vendors.

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    organization and we need your assistance! Please let us know if you
    can help!

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    -Rob Weiner
    Unigroup Executive Director
    unilist (-a_t-) unigroup.org

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