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tlug: [Announcement] 4/10 TLUG Meeting

T L U G - Tokyo Linux Users Group                 

Meeting information:

     Date: Saturday, April 10, 1999

     Time: 13:00
           ***** it will start later than usual, as this time
                 we will not have the usual pizza 

     Place: Temple University, 2F, room 206
            2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
            (map at

     Talk: 1. NNI's LabView - Virtual Instrumentation
           2. IBM's DB2 Universal DataBase for Linux

All Linux users and supporters of open source code and free software
are invited to attend this Tokyo Linux Users Group (TLUG) meeting.
Membership is open to anyone.  There are no membership dues or entrance
fees (we will accept donations to help cover the room usage costs). 

About TLUG
TLUG is a non-profit, non-political organization established in June
of 1994 to exchange information on the use of Linux and Free Software
Foundation tools.  TLUG has an active mailing list, home page, and
regular physical meetings.  Discussions are primarily held in English,
but non-English speakers are encouraged to come and participate.
We especially want to encourage Japanese people to attend and will make
efforts to support a bilingual meeting.

TLUG hosts technical meetings every even month on the 2nd Saturday, and
nomikai's every odd month on the 3rd Friday.

The TLUG home page is available at

Technical Meeting Topic
1. LabView for Linux
   Engineers from Nihon National Instruments (
will come to show us LabView, a software for rapid prototyping/rapid
development of data acquision and control systems. It creates a virtual
workbench for signal processing and data analysis, transforming the
computer into a virtual instrumentation system. From their web page:
   "LabVIEW is a revolutionary graphical programming
    development environment based on the G programming language for data
    acquisition and control, data analysis, and data presentation. LabVIEW
    gives you the flexibility of a powerful programming language without
    the associated difficulty and complexity because its graphical programming
    methodology is inherently intuitive to scientists and engineers."

2. UDB/DB2
   IBM recently announced their commitment to support Linux, providing
hardware, software and support solutions for their customers. The DB2
Universal Database ( or, for the page
in English, is one of IBM's leading
software products that is been ported to Linux. Engineers from IBM Japan
will come to give us a short introduction to Relational Data Base Systems,
explain the UDB basics and show the latest developments. They will also
give away CD-ROMs of DB2 for Linux at the meeting.

Raffle and items for auction
The following items will be raffled or auctioned at the meeting:

* RedHat Linux 5.2 retail boxed version

* Linux Journal Sampler CD-ROMs

* 1 Pentium Pro 200MHz machine (with ATX motherboard and big fan/heatsink)
  donated by Global OnLine (

* hardware: keyboards, speakers, power supplies

* Linux bumper stickers, "Powered by Linux" square tiles

* TLUG original CD-ROMs, featuring:

  CD #1: KDE, GNOME, XEmacs 21.0, EGCS 1.1.2, Linux kernel 2.2.5
         (most recent v2.2), XFree86 (source, this time),
         Mesa (Beta/Stable Source/3DfX binaries), 3Dfx Glide RPMs,
         Games (BFRIS demo/Quake/Quake2/Descent), GGI(Latest CVS too!),
         VMWare beta, latest Mozilla source/binary snapshot,
         Netscape Communicator (4.51, latest binary), 
         Wine latest source/binary
         TLUG Web/Mailing List
         Austin's Linux System(My 50 some MB .tar.bz2 file) 

  CD #2: Vine Linux 1.0 (release)

Meeting Place
(map at

The Temple University Japan (TUJ) Campus is located at 'San no Hashi'
(the street name is 'Sakurada Dori'). The DHC building across the street
has a HUGE four sided sign that says DHC. The 06 bus from Shibuya stops
at Furukawa-bashi, which is a one block walk away from TUJ. TUJ is in a
single big building with a sign out front, right on Sakurada Dori.

Cab drivers will take you right there if you ask for San no Hashi. It is a
15 minute walk from Tamachi, but while it is pretty straight forward, it
needs a map, as there are a couple of jogs in the route.

The 96 bus also stops there, and I think the 92 bus as well. It is a 20
minute walk from Hiro (Just go to Tengen-ji Bashi intersection and head
toward Azabu Ju-ban on Meijidori), or a minimum price cab ride from either
Hiro or Tamachi

Once in the university building, go up the stairs opposite the elevator to
the second floor, turn right down the hall to room 206. Of course you can
use the elevator as needed.

If you are coming to the meeting, join the mailing list by sending e-mail
to including
  subscribe tlug

in the body of the message.  You can get a feeling for what the group is
like by looking at the mail on the mailing list.

For any instructions or info before the meeting:

    Jonathan Byrne ............... 070-5517-9250 (PHS)
    Alberto Tomita ............... 070-5644-3680 (PHS)
    Shigeo Honda ................. 090-4396-0445 (DoCoMo)

We look forward to seeing you there!

Next Technical Meeting: April 10 (Sat), 12:30   place: Temple Univ.
*** featuring: LabView and UDB/DB2 for Linux
Next Nomikai: May 21 (Fri), 19:30    Tengu TokyoEkiMae 03-3275-3691
more info:        Sponsor: Global Online Japan

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