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December 1996 Newsletter of the

Front Range Unix Users Group

The Cndnsd Vrsn: 4pm Thursday December 12 ACS Rm 123 - UNIX Bigot's Reaction to NT


This Month's Meeting: UNIX Bigot's Reaction to NT

At the December 12th meeting of the Front Range UNIX Users Group Joe VanAndel will give a talk on a UNIX Bigot's Reaction to NT. The meeting will be at 4:00 MST.

This talk will briefly describe Windows NT, which is a 32 bit, multiprocessor, portable, operating system. Windows NT is starting to become fairly popular in the marketplace because it runs on (high-end) PC hardware, runs many Windows 95 programs, and provides many useful features such a networking, fully graphical admistration tools.

Joe will focus on the advantages and disadvantages of developing applications for Windows NT from the point of view of an experienced Unix programmer.

Joe VanAndel received a BS in mathematics and physics from Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1978. He obtained a MS in computer science from University of California at Berkeley, specializing in operating systems. After working for AT&T Bell Laboratories on Oryx/Pecos, a real-time distributed operating system used for telephony applications, he worked at Cadnetix on their proprietary operating system, ported Berkeley Unix to the Cadnetix hardware, and wrote semi-custom chip design software. He presently works at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, where he works on data acquisition systems and radar control systems.

Meeting Location

The next meeting of the Front Range UNIX Users Group will be in room 123 of the CU Academic Computing Center building at Arapahoe and Marine Streets in Boulder. Marine St intersects Arapahoe at 38th St; the Computing Center is on the southwest corner.


Our Last Meeting

At our last meeting Bill Meine introdeced and demonstrated a new kind of desktop device called a Network Computer, a desktop computer exposing a Java Virtual Machine to host Java applications. See the previous meetings page on the Fruug web site for more detail on past meetings.

Upcoming Meetings

We are planning the following future meetings:
  • For January we are working on putting together a meeting addressing DNS, Bind and Internet name space issues.

  • For February we are planning to have Geoff Thompson present a talk on The Java AWT and Event Model.

  • We are looking for someone to do a presentation on the Be-Box.

Contact the FRUUG Executive Committee at if you have other interesting topic ideas or are interested in presenting a fruug talk.

FRUUG Library Notes

We have no new books for the FRUUG library this month, but are interested in ideas for what to do with the aging books we're carrying around in the library.

You may check books out using your business card as your library card; you must be on the membership list to check books out. Books are due at the meeting following the one in which they are checked out.

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