[Muug-announce] MUUG Meeting, April 11, 7:30PM -- Why Linux on a Floppy?

Gilbert E. Detillieux gedetil at cs.umanitoba.ca
Tue Apr 4 14:19:43 CDT 2000

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------ From gedetil at cs.umanitoba.ca (Gilbert E. Detillieux)

The Manitoba UNIX User Group (MUUG) will be holding its next monthly
meeting on Tuesday, April 11.  The meeting topic for this month is
as follows:

   Why Linux on a Floppy?

   Kevin McGregor, MUUG's ever-informative newsletter editor, will be
   describing and demonstrating a few Linux distributions that go against
   the current "bigger is better" trend. These are small, special-purpose
   distributions optimized for minimal hardware requirements, usually
   residing entirely on one or two floppy disks.

   Why would anyone want to run an operating system from a floppy? And
   how much functionality can you fit on one of those, anyway? We're not
   talking even a Zip disk here! Kevin will answer these questions and

The group holds its general meetings at 7:30 PM on the second Tuesday of
every month from September to June.  (There are no meetings in July and
August.) Meetings are open to the general public; you don't have to be a
MUUG member to attend.

   New Location: Once again this month, and from now on, the meeting will
   be at the ISM offices, at 400 Ellice Ave. (between Edmonton and
   Kennedy). When you arrive, you will have to sign in at the reception
   desk, and then wait for someone to take you (in groups) to the meeting

   Limited parking is available for free on the street, or in a lot
   across Ellice from ISM, for $1.00 for the evening. Indoor parking is
   also available nearby, at Portage Place, for $2.00 for the evening.

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Gilbert E. Detillieux		E-mail: <gedetil at muug.mb.ca>
Manitoba UNIX User Group	Web:	http://www.muug.mb.ca/
P.O. Box 130, St-Boniface	Phone: (204)474-8161
Winnipeg, MB, CANADA  R2H 3B4	Fax:   (204)474-7609

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