LUV Meeting - Tuesday 6 May 2003 - "Linux and Windows"

May LUV Meeting

What's New by Mike MacCana

What has happened in the Linux world in the last month.

Beginners Presentation

X windows: An Introduction by Daniel Stone

Daniel Stone will outline what X windows is, and what it isn't.
There's a lot of speculation and FUD about the X windows system which will be explained and cleared up.

Main Presentation

Linux and Windows Interoperability by Mike MacCana

No operating system is an island. A comprehensive guide to Windows /
Linux interoperability, designed to help both Linux and Windows users
feel more comfortable when dealing with systems running another OS on
the desktop or server. We'll have live machine(s) and a few demos to
illustrate how things are done, and a question and answer session at the

The talk will cover:

  • File and Print Sharing
    • Samba, NFS client / servers for Windows
  • Authentication
    • Dealing with password hash differences
    • winbind
    • smbpasswd files
    • NISgina.
  • Applications
    • Using Unix tools on Windows
    • Using Windows applications on Linux: VMWare, Bochs, Wine, Winex etc
  • Filesystems
    • Partitioning, shrinking and resizing filesystems
    • Windows / Linux filesystem drivers for each others filesystems
  • File formats
    • What apps do what under Linux
    • Converting data from Windows apps to Linux
  • Access
    • Terminal Services clients for Linux
    • SSH clients/ servers and X Server for Windows


Telstra Auditorium

level 1, 242 Exhibition St, Melbourne on the corner of Lonsdale St.

** late access

The front entrance is locked at 7pm.

Entry between 7 and 8pm can be obtained by entering through the door
located on Exhibition St between the Chemist and the Newsagents.

Access from the street is not available after 8pm.

Thank you to IBM who provide us with the venue.


Tuesday 6 May 2003

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm pre-meeting refreshments

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm presentations

After the meeting everyone is welcome to join us at Cafe on
for dinner.

LUV will also have a selection of Linux merchandise on sale, including
Tux plush penguins, Tux keyrings and tie, Linux PC badges, three
flavours of penguin mints and /dev/mugs.