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Red Hat Road Tour Kicks off in Canada, Jan 15!

Research Triangle Park

We are looking forward to meeting Canadian Linux users at three Linux user group meetings in Toronto, Hamilton, and Ottawa, on the 15th, 16th, and 17th of January respectively, with a talk by Bob Young of Red Hat on the subject of Red Hat, Inc. 's relationship to the cooperative software development in general, and the Linux community in particular. Please see the details of the meeting in your area below.

We'd like to thank the managers of these user groups for the flexibility in scheduling that has enabled us to meet so many groups in this single trip.

(We are working out details on a Montreal meeting, stay tuned.)

TORONTO -- Thurs, Jan 15, 7.30pm -- The next meeting of the Toronto Linux Users Group will be held at 7:30 pm at the Main Auditorium (L72) of the Jorgenson Building, Ryerson Polytechnical University, 350 Victoria Street, on Thursday, January 15th, 1998. (see attached map)

Main Auditorium (L72)

350 Victoria Street, Ryerson University, Toronto

Contact: Laszlo Herczeg

E-mail: las@light-house.com

WWW: http://abyss.idirect.com/las.html

HAMILTON -- Friday, Jan 16 6.30pm -- The next meeting of the Hamilton Area Linux Users Group will start at 6:30 pm, at the Mohawk College - Fennel Campus in room E233. For directions to the college, please call the college at (905) 575-1212. Ron Bruch.

User Group Contact: Ron Harwood.

Cell phone number (905) 973-2219

email:harwoodr@aecl.ca

OTTAWA -- Saturday, Jan 17 1pm -- The next meeting of the OTTAWA/HULL Linux Uers Group will be at the National Museum of Science in Ottawa Ont. The presentation time will be from 1-2pm. The User Group presentation will be part of a larger computer event at the Museum. The museum opens the show at 10am and it finishes at 4pm. The francophone version of Red Hat will be officially announced at this event, and a we expect to have a few copies available at the show. http://www.science-tech.nmstc.ca/NEWSTUFF/events.htm.

User Group Contact:David Neil

email:cricket@storm.ca

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