[sf-lug] Reminder: TOMORROW!: BALUG: Tu 2009-01-20 Kyle Rankin on Where'd my files go? (Ubuntu, etc.)

jim jim at well.com
Mon Jan 19 16:13:03 PST 2009

   kyle's talk got good reviews from some of 
the NBLUG attendees that caught it. 

On Mon, 2009-01-19 at 12:45 -0800, Michael Paoli wrote:
> Reminder: TOMORROW!: BALUG: Tu 2009-01-20
> Kyle Rankin on Where'd my files go? (Ubuntu, etc.)
> Bay Area Linux User Group (BALUG)
> Tuesday 6:30 P.M. 2009-01-20
> Kyle Rankin[1] on "Where'd my Files Go? - A guide to the Modern Ubuntu
> Distribution"
> Please RSVP if you're planning to come (see further below).
> While you might not be able to tell at a cursory glance, a lot has
> changed behind the scenes on a modern Ubuntu system from what you
> might be used to if you have used Linux for years. For example,
> did you know Ubuntu is phasing out System V init? That you can't
> loopback-mount the initrd? In this talk Kyle will discuss the
> current changes Ubuntu is making to what we might consider the
> traditional Linux system. There's a little something for everyone
> on the talk: For Linux newbies who are curious about what's under
> the hood Kyle will cover the traditional and modern boot process
> including how init works and follow up with a guide to where
> important files are in Ubuntu. For the experienced Linux user Kyle
> will show you how (and why) things have changed and where you can
> look now when you want to, for instance, change the default
> runlevel on an Ubuntu system.
> Kyle Rankin is a systems architect for Quinstreet, Inc.[2], the
> current president of the North Bay Linux Users Group[3], the
> author of Knoppix Hacks,[4] Knoppix Pocket Reference[5],
> Linux Multimedia Hacks[6], and Ubuntu Hacks[7] and has
> contributed to a number of other O'Reilly[8] books. Kyle is also
> a columnist for Linux Journal[9] and has had articles featured in
> PC Magazine[10], TechTarget[11] and other publications.
> So, if you'd like to join us please RSVP:
>     rsvp at balug.org
> **Why RSVP??**
> Well, don't worry we won't turn you away, but the RSVPs really help the
> Four Seas Restaurant plan the meal and they ensure that we're able to eat
> upstairs in the private banquet room.
> Meeting Details...
>     6:30pm
>     Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 2009-01-20
>     Four Seas Restaurant
>     731 Grant Ave.
>     San Francisco, CA 94108
>     Easy $5 PARKING:  Portsmouth Square Garage at 733 Kearny
> Cost: The meetings are always free, but dinner is $13
> references/footnotes:
>   1. http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/au/1849
>   2. http://www.quinstreet.com/
>   3. http://www.nblug.org/
>   4. http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596007874/
>   5. http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596100759/
>   6. http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596100766/
>   7. http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596527204/
>   8. http://oreilly.com/
>   9. http://www.linuxjournal.com/
> 10. http://www.pcmag.com/
> 11. http://www.techtarget.com/
> http://www.balug.org/
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