Western New York Linux Users Group
The good news – It’s official – RMS will be at RIT on Tuesday, February 23 from 10:30-12:30 am.
“Richard Stallman will speak about the goals and philosophy of the Free Software Movement, and the status and history of the GNU operating system, which in combination with the kernel Linux (sic) is now used by tens of millions of users world-wide.”
Click on the image to the right to see a larger version. You can also download a PDF version of the flier.
The bad news – his talk will be in the Innovations Center and it’s going to fill to capacity before 200 people get in the door.
I asked and was told that they will be setting up video in other rooms, but I’m going to suggest you contact RIT and ask them to find a bigger space and/or stream the talk live.
I would also suggest that you not let the space limitations and time of day stop you from making plans to attend or prevent you tweeting, forwarding, etc to anyone you think might want to attend.
When: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 7:00 PM
Buffalo Hacker Space
701 Seneca 4th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14210
Food will be served! Prizes will be awarded! SWAG will be handed out!
Remember folks. This is the BIG Microsoft meeting. Please invite your .NET guys who think that PHP is just for those ‘penguin’ people. Microsoft is behind PHP, doing its part to prove that PHP has truly been accepted in the enterprise. Be there or be square.
Microsoft + PHP may strike many as an oxymoron, but that’s far from the case! There are quite a few developments coming from Microsoft and it’s Open Source Software Labs that reinforce Microsoft’s commitment to interoperability with other technologies such as PHP, Java and Ruby. A renewed focus on PHP on Windows within both the PHP community and Microsoft has led to a number of offerings including the Web Platform Installer, SQL Server Driver for PHP, and Windows Cache Extension for PHP. Jim O’Neil, Developer Evangelist for Microsoft’s Northeast District, will be on hand to provide an overview of these and other Microsoft technologies that you can leverage with your existing or new PHP applications.
* Mission Statement & Goals
New & Old Business
* Upcoming Speakers/Call for Speakers
* Microsoft & PHP
Topic Discussion/Q & A
Show Your Stuff & Horror Stories
Security Support for Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 to be terminated on February 15th.
One year after the release of Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 alias “lenny” and nearly three years after the release of Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias “etch” the security support for the old distribution (4.0 alias “etch”) is coming to an end next month. The Debian project is proud to be able to support its old distribution for such a long time and even for one year after a new version has been released.
The Debian project released Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 alias “lenny” on the 15th of February 2009. Users and Distributors have been given a one-year timeframe to upgrade their old installations to the current stable release. Hence, the security support for the old release of 4.0 is going to end in February 2010 as previously announced.
Previously announced security updates for the old release will continue to be available on security.debian.org.
The Debian Security Team provides security updates for the current distribution via <http://security.debian.org/>. Security updates for the old distribution are also provided for one year after the new distribution has been released or until the current distribution is superseded, whatever happens first.
Upgrading to Debian 5.0 alias “lenny”
Upgrades to Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 from the previous release, Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias “etch” are automatically handled by the aptitude package management tool for most configurations, and to a certain degree also by the apt-get package management tool. As always, Debian GNU/Linux systems can be upgraded painlessly, in place, without any forced downtime, but it is strongly recommended to read the release notes for possible issues, and for detailed instructions on installing and upgrading.
Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system, developed by more than thousand volunteers from all over the world who collaborate via the Internet. Debian’s dedication to Free Software, its non-profit nature, and its open development model make it unique among GNU/Linux distributions.
The Debian project’s key strengths are its volunteer base, its dedication to the Debian Social Contract, and its commitment to provide the best operating system possible.
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