Main Monthly Meeting: Wednesday 1st August 2007

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PCUG MMM Event Timetable
Topic: Linux Open SUSE 10.2
Presenter(s): Chris Gacesa
When: Wednesday 1st August 2007
(7.00pm for a 7.30pm start)
Where: Rheinberger Centre conference room
Downloads: .pdf information flyer (including session details and map)

Linux Open SUSE 10.2 Presentation

Here is a PDF file (1.56MB) containing the presentation given by Chris Gacesa of Novell at the PCUG Main Monthly Meeting of 2007 August 1. The file has slides in it explaining Novell's SUSE Linux strategy and practices.  The meeting was well received by the attending members.

Chris demonstrated many of the features of SUSE Linux (including "eye candy") that are comparable to features of Microsoft Vista, as presented in July's main monthly meeting (Full details of previous meetings are listed below). Chris also mentioned numerous applications included for free in SUSE Linux, such as Open Office, Firefox and Evolution.

PCUG extends appreciation to Chris Gacesa and Novell for bringing along a large supply of free SUSE Linux install DVDs for attending members. The install disks were appreciated and many members expressed an interest in trying SUSE Linux.

Meeting: The next Main Monthly Meeting of the PC Users Group will be held on Wednesday 1st August 2007 from 7:30pm at the Rheinberger Centre conference room.

The presenter is Chris Gaseca,  the Solution Architect for Novell working from their Canberra office. He will introduce us to Novell’s Linux offering, Open Suse 10.2, and compare it with their Enterprise Desktop/Server distribution. 


Whether you are already a Linux user or not, you will find the insight into this alternative operating system of interest. You will be able to compare the features in Linux with those in Windows and learn which applications you can use. Chances are, that you can use the same application under Linux as you now use under Windows. So here is something worth considering, especially as there is so little cost to you under the concept of open source software. Chris will tell us about the investment large corporations like Novell are putting into it. See his presentation at our MMM on August 1st. There will be time for your questions during the presentation.

Venue: Entry to the Rheinberger Centre is via Loch Street on the corner of Weston Street Yarralumla.
The centre has well lit grounds, easy access to the conference room and plenty of off-street parking.


Map Showing the Rheinberger Centre
Map of Rheinberger Centre ACT



 The monthly meetings are free. Members, friends and the public are invited to attend. Don’t rush home after the meeting! Stay for coffee, tea, biscuits and good company. It’s all free! Renew acquaintances, meet new people and ask those questions you didn’t get a chance to ask at the meeting! Membership inquiries are welcomed! Email inquiries to or phone 02-6287-2922.

Previous Meetings


Microsoft VISTA (Derek Moir) Presentation Information may be viewed via this link.

Apollo and the ACT (John Saxon & Mike Dinn) Presentation Information may be viewed via this link.

Norton 360 All-In-One Security (David Hall & Natalie Conor)
  Vista - cancelled with apologies due to illness. Presentation to be rescheduled
March   Preventative Maintenance for Windows PCs (Mike Boesen)
November   A Use for a Pentium100 (Rod Peters) and Security for YOUR PC (Terry Bibo)
October   Special General Meeting and Annual General Meeting. Meeting Outline. Minutes from Meetings
September    PICASA (with Mike Boesen) Mike has put the notes on his site, so that anyone can access the pdf file directly from this page:


Q&A Session, SIG Info, Training Overview

VOIP (Voice Over IP) and Fileserver with Mathew Smith (from IBM)

Microsoft Australia enlightened us about VISTA

The PANDORA Archive
March   Electronic voting and counting for ACT Legislative Assembly election
February   Home PC Security in a Windows XP environment - Andrew Miles of Microsoft
PDF of Andrew's Presentation
November   Flight Simulator
October   Annual General Meeting
September   Free Software - From A to Z
August   The Silicon Kid
July   Voice Recognition Software & PICASA2
June   Digital Photography
May   PC Checkup - How To Keep Ypour PC Healthy
April   Backups and Spyware Destroyers
March   Why Is Linux and Open Source Software Rapidly Gaining a Huge Following in Personal Computing?
February   Free Software Development Methology


November   Trials of an Editor - David Kidd editor of Australian PC Authority
October   Home Automation and Introducing Linux
September   Annual General Meeting - Election Results
August   Cheaper, More Accessible Software - Open Source Software
July   NET PROFIT: Investing on the Internet
June   Genealogy: Sleuthing the Past
May   The PCUG Air Show
April   What you Need to Know about Viruses


Last Updated on 07/08/2007

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