[RndTbl] MUUG Meeting, May 13, 7:30pm -- NAS Smackdown!

Gilbert E. Detillieux gedetil at cs.umanitoba.ca
Tue May 6 12:24:23 CDT 2008

The Manitoba UNIX User Group (MUUG) will be holding its next monthly
meeting on Tuesday, May 13.  The meeting topic for this month is
as follows:

   NAS Smackdown!

   FreeNAS is freely-downloadable software based on FreeBSD which turns
   nearly any old PC into a Network-Attached Storage (NAS) device with
   a web-based management interface. It supports software RAID, disk
   encryption, can be an iSCSI target, implements CIFS, FTP, RSYNC, and
   much more. NexentaStor is a very similar commercial product which is
   available in a free 1-terabyte-limited version. NexentaStor is based
   on OpenSolaris.

   Kelly Leveille and Kevin McGregor will compare and contrast FreeNAS
   and NexentaStor, and time-permitting will show how to turn an old
   computer running Windows 2000 into something useful!

The group holds its general meetings at 7:30pm 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.

   Please note our meeting location: The IBM 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 room. Please try to arrive by about 7:15pm, 
   so the meeting can start promptly at 7:30pm. Don't be late, or you may
   not get in.  (But don't come too early either, since security may not
   be there to let you in before 7:15 or so.) Non-members may be required
   to show photo ID at the security desk.

   Limited parking is available for free on the street, either on Ellice
   Ave. or on some of the intersecting streets. Indoor parking is also
   available nearby, at Portage Place, for $3.00 for the evening. Bicycle
   parking is available in a bike rack under video surveillance located
   behind the building on Webb Place.

For more information about MUUG, and its monthly meetings, check out their
Web server:


Help us promote this month's meeting, by putting this poster up on your
workplace bulletin board or other suitable public message board:


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

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