[sf-lug] BALUG meeting Tu 2010-09-21: Martyn Collins: Linux Lawyers (converted his solo law office to Linux); & other BALUG news

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu
Fri Sep 17 05:42:29 PDT 2010

BALUG meeting Tu 2010-09-21: Martyn Collins: Linux Lawyers (converted  
his solo law office to Linux); & other BALUG news

In this issue (details further below):
2010-09-21 Tu: BALUG meeting Tu:
   Martyn Collins: Linux Lawyers (converted his solo law office to Linux)
   Books for BALUG!
   Linux/Ubuntu CDs


Bay Area Linux User Group (BALUG) meeting
Tuesday 6:30 P.M. 2010-09-21

Please RSVP if you're planning to come (see further below).

For our Tuesday 6:30 P.M. 2010-09-21 meeting, we're proud to present
Martyn Collins of All-Access Law on Linux Lawyers.  Martyn Collins
converted his solo law office to Linux in November 2009.  He's not
looked back since.  He'll be talking to us about his experience in
making the move, as well as his thoughts about Linux and lawyers.

See also a bit further below for some additional goodies we'll have at
this meeting (books, CDs, etc.)

So, if you'd like to join us please RSVP to:

                     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 dining arrangements and such.

Meeting Details...

                     Tuesday, September 21th, 2010 2010-09-21

                     Four Seas Restaurant http://www.fourseasr.com/
                     731 Grant Ave.
                     San Francisco, CA 94108
                     Easy PARKING:
                       Portsmouth Square Garage at 733 Kearny:

Cost: The meetings are always free, but for dinner, for your gift of $13
           cash, we give you a gift of dinner ticket to join us for a yummy
           family-style Chinese dinner - tax and tip included (your gift also
           helps in our patronizing the restaurant venue and helping to
           defray BALUG costs such treating our speakers to dinner).

Additional goodies we'll have at this meeting (at least the following):

Pearson Education User Group Program: Books - review copies for BALUG
We have at least the following books to give away:

UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook, 4th Edition
o By Evi Nemeth, Garth Snyder, Trent R. Hein, Ben Whaley
o Published Jul 14, 2010 by Prentice Hall.
o Copyright 2011
o Dimensions: 7 X 9-1/8
o Pages: 1344
o Edition: 4th
o Book ISBN-10: 0-13-148005-7 ISBN-13: 978-0-13-148005-6

Official Ubuntu Book, The, 5th Edition
o By Benjamin Mako Hill, Matthew Helmke, Corey Burger
o Published Jun 21, 2010 by Prentice Hall.
o Copyright 2010
o Dimensions: 7 X 9-1/8
o Pages: 448
o Edition: 5th
o Book ISBN-10: 0-13-708130-8 ISBN-13: 978-0-13-708130-1

We also have an additional book or two from local Linux authors.  If we
manage to confirm author(s) for a BALUG meeting later this year, we'd
give the corresponding book away at that meeting.  If not, at least one
of those books will be given away at a BALUG meeting (possibly as soon
as our upcoming Tuesday meeting) this year.  (BUUG
(http://www.buug.org/) has first dibs on the Mark Sobell book if BALUG
doesn't secure Mark Sobell as speaker at BALUG this year).  Those books

Official Ubuntu Server Book, The, 2nd Edition
o By Kyle Rankin, Benjamin Mako Hill
o Published Aug 8, 2010 by Prentice Hall.
o Copyright 2011
o Pages: 592
o Edition: 2nd
o Book ISBN-10: 0-13-708133-2 ISBN-13: 978-0-13-708133-2
o eBook ISBN-10: 0-13-216798-0 ISBN-13: 978-0-13-216798-7

Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux, A, 3rd Edition
o By Mark G. Sobell
o Published Aug 12, 2010 by Prentice Hall.
o Copyright 2011
o Dimensions: 7-3/8 X 9-1/8
o Pages: 1320
o Edition: 3rd
o Book ISBN-10: 0-13-254248-X ISBN-13: 978-0-13-254248-7
o eBook ISBN-10: 0-13-248334-3 ISBN-13: 978-0-13-248334-6

Also of note:
o Appears all of the books mentioned above are also available as eBook
    (may be watermarked), though I didn't spot ISBN-10/ISBN-13 numbers
    for some of them (see the referenced URLs).
o Kyle Rankin and Mark Sobell are both local Linux authors, and both
    have spoken at BALUG before.
o this book:
    UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook, 4th Edition
    generally comes highly recommended - especially for those new(er) to
    UNIX and Linux systems administration, but probably also still a handy
    reference for those with up through at least intermediate levels of
    experience on any particular flavor of UNIX/Linux where they may find
    themselves doing systems administration.

We'll also have various Linux/Ubuntu CDs available at the 2010-09-21
BALUG meeting (and likely also future meetings as long as our supply
lasts/continues), most notably presently including:
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) Desktop CD PC (Intel x86) i386
(also at least some Fedora, Knoppix, and other Ubuntu variants presently)
Thanks to Grant Bowman and the Ubuntu California Team for getting CDs to


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