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Portland Linux/Unix Group: Open Source and POSIX Environments for Windows

Portland State University Fourth Avenue Building (FAB) Room FAB 86-01
1900 Southwest 4th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201, US (map)

Take the stairs or elevator to the lower level and head East, though you will quickly lose orientation. Look for room 86-01 and note that the parking garage also provides access from a level below for $6, up from $1.50 or so. :(



Portland Linux/Unix Group General Meeting Announcement

Who: Michael Dexter
What: Open Source and POSIX Environments for Windows
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, October 4th, 2018 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

Windows has a hard-earned reputation for appalling security and reliability but, better late than never, has matured into a relatively stable and secure desktop and server problem. Windows can run many popular open source desktop applications and has an incredibly-long history of on-again and off-again supporting Unix/POSIX environments such as Interix/SFU and Cygwin, and now ships with Linux emulation. These tools vary wildly in their depth of frustration to Unix users but do provide a gateway to some extremely-interesting yet intentionally-vague open source opportunities that will be demonstrated.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. after the meeting.

Rideshares to the Lucky Lab available

PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.