SIGUnix

The Special Interest Group for general Unix interests

Weekly Meetings:
Mondays at 8:00 PM in 1104 SC (the ACM office)
Chairperson:
sigunix@uiuc.edu

Welcome to the home page of SIGUnix at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign! Generally speaking, SIGUnix members are interested in various aspects of Unix look-a-like operating systems. We hold weekly meetings throughout the school year to introduce people to things such as scripting languages, customizing X, setting up services, and various other topics that concern Unix users. We also attempt to have a few projects, both ones that are useful, and ones that just strike our fancy. Our current projects are listed below.

If you'd be interested in learning more about what we're about, would like to help out with any of the projects listed below, or just have questions about Unix, feel free to stop by at our weekly meetings.

Current Projects

ACM Test Network: This year SIGUnix is working on setting up computers in a similar configuration to the ACM network. The purpose is to create a testing network where we (and the ACM admins) can try out various configurations without exposing them to the Internet. We will be spending a lot of time learning about system administration on Linux, Solaris, and other operating systems. There will also be talks on AFS, Kerberos, and system services.

About Unix/UNIX, and the spelling of the SIG name

Though the official spelling is UNIX (all uppercase), Ken Thomson states that it should have been Unix (capitalized), but became UNIX for technical reasons [see A Quarter Century of Unix by Peter H. Salus]. We have followed this wish here, plus it makes both the text and our name more readable. So the official spelling of this SIG is SIGUnix.