NOTE: The registration deadline (below) is now 24-JUL-2002 13:00...
      Here is the updated announcement for our meeting this week.
      We have already received a series of RSVPs already, we will
      respond to them shortly (please be patient).



      When:  Thursday, July 25, 2002  (+1 week from normal)

     Where:  The Chase Manhattan Bank
             One Chase Manhattan Plaza (1CMP)  <== ** NEW LOCATION! **
             Conference Center, 28th Floor
             Downtown, NYC

      Time:  6:15 PM - 6:30 PM  Registration
             6:30 PM - 6:40 PM  Ask the Wizard,
                                Questions, Answers and Current Events
             6:40 PM - 6:50 PM  Unigroup Business
             6:50 PM - 9:30 PM  Main Presentation

     Topic:  Building a Virtual Workplace
             Web-enabling Legacy Applications and Providing
             Secure, Remote Access. 

   Speaker:  Tamar Newberger,
             Tarantella, Inc. 


   Some time ago, SCO (The Santa Cruz Operation) split into two
   companies.  One half became part of Caldera Systems, the other
   half formed Tarantella, Inc..  Tarantella, Inc. promotes a variety
   of web-enabling software technologies.  Our speaker, Tamar
   Newberger, is a highly technical speaker who has addressed Unigroup
   previously on the topic of: The Future of Unix: Development of the
   64-Bit Unix Operating System.

   Meeting preamble: Short discussion about new Mandrake Linux release.


   First off, Chase has found us a NEW location to hold our meetings.
   Note our NEW meeting location listed above!  We are now a few
   blocks North from where we used to meet.

   This is the FIRST time we will be meeting at this new location,
   please be patient with any first-meeting problems that we may


   Please RSVP if you know you are attending or if you think you may
   be attending.  This will help us arrange for a letter to security
   for all of Unigroup.  It will also help us to determine the correct
   amount of food and refreshments.

   To REGISTER for this event, please RSVP by:

   a) If at all possible, please use the Unigroup Registration Page:
      This will allow us to have some automation in the RSVP process.

   b) If you must Email us, send an EMail containing the FIRST and
      LAST NAMEs of the persons attending to the Unigroup RSVP address:
      The Email subject should start with "RSVP".
      You may optionally include your contact phone number (that day)
      or other current information.

      DO NOT simply reply to this email, sending us back the entire
      announcement (we already have it); leaving the subject as it
      was, and NOT containing the phrase "RSVP" as requested.  In
      that case, your message just looks like failed mail and it
      makes it impossible to automate the RSVP process and get
      you registered for our event.

   Please continue to check the Unigroup web site:
   for any last minute updates concerning this meeting.  Please
   check your email for any last minute announcements prior to the
   meeting.  Note that only the Attendee First and Last Names will
   be provided to Chase Security.

   Description of Talk:

   The Web has brought the ability to get access to information and
   applications anyplace, anytime. But what about the millions of
   so-called legacy applications written before HTML, XML, SOAP,
   portals, etc. were invented? Do they have to be left out of the
   revolution?  Furthermore, what are the issues and solutions
   surrounding remote access to such applications in general?  Can
   there really be a secure, well-managed virtual office?  This talk
   will examine these trends and describe solutions.

   Topics to be discussed:

     * Efficient delivery of fat X (and other) applications over
       the web.
     * Secure, wired and wireless access to legacy and web-enabled
     * Software VPNs, firewall and proxy traversal.
     * Web-enabling existing legacy applications without rewriting.
     * Remote session management, remote help desking.
     * Legacy application integration with Web-based portals.
     * Cross-Platform Interconnectivity.
     * Building a virtual office.
     * A Java framework can be used to implement all of this.
       Tarantella is mostly implemented via server-side Java.

   Tarantella is planning a demo showing wireless application
   connectivity from a handheld PDA/PC to a central server.

   Web Resources:

   1. Tarantella
   2. Citrix  
   3. VNC     
   4. LTSP    


   Tarantella is planning on bringing demo product CD-ROMs as well
   as a series of other giveaways (t-shirts, modem cords, pens).

   We are also expecting a box of Linux CD-ROMs and other giveaways
   from a major Linux vendor.  If it arrives prior to the meeting,
   we will post it to our web site.

   Speaker Biography:

   Tamar Newberger is a Marketing Director at Tarantella, where she
   has worked for the last two years.  She joined Tarantella from
   its predecessor company, SCO, where she was responsible for
   product management and marketing all of SCO's operating systems,
   including both OpenServer and UnixWare, as well as SCO's high
   availability clustering products.

   Ms. Newberger has over 15 years of experience in the UNIX
   industry, beginning her career in the UNIX division of AT&T Bell
   Laboratories.  She subsequently held positions at Unix Systems
   Laboratories (where she led the definition of SVR4.2 MP) and
   Novell, where Ms. Newberger was a Senior Product Planner for
   next-generation technologies.

   She holds MS and BA degrees in Computer Science from Columbia

   Company Biography:

   Tarantella is the leading provider of Internet infrastructure
   software that enables web-based access to enterprise applications.
   The Tarantella Enterprise 3 solution instantly provides managed and
   secure web access to enterprise mainframe, Windows, AS/400, Java
   technology, Linux, and UNIX applications.  It leverages existing IT
   assets to provide cost savings, improved productivity, and the
   flexibility to accommodate the rapid changes in today's
   organizations.  For more information, go to


   Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served.  This now includes
   salads and sandwiches (eg. turkey, roast beef, chicken, tuna, grilled
   eggplant, pasta salad, Caesar salad)!

   Actually, this is the first time we will be ordering food at our new
   location.  At this time, we don't know exactly what we will be able to
   order.  Watch our web site for updates.


     The 1CMP building is situated: South of Liberty Street, North of
     Pine Street, East of Broad Street and West of William Street.

     The closest entrance to the Conference Center Floor is from Nassau
     Street, first elevator bank from Nassau.  For directions and the
     specific meeting room, watch the monitors throughout the conference
     center, including the monitor when you first enter the facility.

     As always, also look out for Unigroup signs marking the path to the
     meeting room.  Also note, if you come very early, we may not have
     our own signs in place yet (we have to commute there too).


   Fee Schedule:
         Yearly Membership (includes all meetings):      $ 50.00
       * Non-Member Single Meeting:                      $ 20.00
         Student Yearly Membership:                      $ 20.00
         Non-Member Student Single Meeting (with ID):    $  5.00
         Cash, Check, American Express.
       * Employees of Chase (with ID) can attend general meetings at no charge.

    ==>  Unigroup is the Greater NYC Regional Area Affiliate
         of UniForum - an International Unix Users Group.
         Our Joint Membership Program with UniForum is currently
         on hold due to circumstances at UniForum.
         For information about UniForum visit


   Please mark this meeting on your calendar and join us!
   Please tell your friends about Unigroup!



   We have a series of meetings in the works:

   - Unix Clusters and Clustered Databases
   - Zope  (Web Page Development)
   - High Performance Internet Servers / Web Acceleration
   - Unix 30th Birthday Celebration
   - IPsec and IPv6
   - Linux Clustering Part 3: Beowulf version 2
   - Building a Firewall using FreeBSD and Linux
   - Unix Office Tools: Word Processors, Spreadsheets, Accounting Packages.
   - Emacs
   - PKI
   - GNU Development Environments
   - Meetings on a variety of Sun/Solaris/Java topics

   Please let us know about any other meeting topics that you may be
   interested in.  Potential speakers on Unix related technology topics
   should contact the Unigroup board at



   a) Unigroup would like to thank our May 2002 speaker, Tom Limoncelli,
      the author of "The Practice of System and Network Administration"
      for his Unigroup presentation on Internet Collaboration.

      Tom discussed methods and best practices that all system
      administrators should use and abide by, using the methods used in
      the writing of his book as an example.

   b) Unigroup would like to thank our speakers at our TECHXNY meeting:

      1) John Matthews, Dipesh Patel and Michael Hiskey from IBM who
         gave us a briefing of the Linux marketplace and IBM's on-going
         commitment to Linux.  We hope to set up a technical meeting
         with IBM in the near future.

      2) Marco Scoffier who gave us a presentation on Linux Multimedia
         Tools and the tools he personally uses to deal with
         Audio, Video and Imaging under Linux.

      We would also like to thank our friends at CMP, the TECHXNY show
      managers, for providing us with a meeting room at the expo.



   Unigroup is one of the oldest and largest Unix User's Groups serving the
   Greater New York City Regional Area since the early 1980s.  Unigroup is a
   not-for-profit, vendor-neutral and member funded volunteer organization.
   Unigroup holds regular and special event meetings throughout the year on
   technical topics relating to Unix and the Unix User Community.   Unigroup
   is also the Greater NYC Regional Area Affiliate of UniForum - an
   International Unix Users Group.

   Thanks to Chase, Unigroup holds regular meetings planned for the Third
   THURSDAY of Odd Months at The Chase Manhattan Bank, 1CMP, NYC.
   Chase has been a long time sponsor of Unigroup, allowing us the use of a
   meeting room and presentation equipment.

   Planned meeting dates are: 7/25/2002, 9/19/2002, 11/21/2002, ...
   Watch for our Special Event meetings at the various trade shows in NYC
   as well as "field trips" to the facilities of local hardware and
   software vendors.

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I hope to see you all at our next meeting!

-Rob Weiner
 Unigroup Executive Director

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