Deanís Lecture Series Features Apple Computer Expert, Dec. 9

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Ernest Prabhakar, product manager of Mac OS X Operating System at Apple Computer Inc. will be the featured guest in the latest installment of the Deanís Lecture Series, sponsored by Rochester Institute of Technologyís B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.

Prabhakar will present Mac OS X, Open Source and the Future of Unix, at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, in the Golisano College auditorium on the RIT campus. The free, public event will be followed by a reception. Prabhakar will discuss how the Mac platform addresses historic barriers to the adoption of UNIX technology including: ease of configuration, support of productivity applications, integration with graphical tools and maintenance of open source software.

Prabhakar joined Apple Computer in 1997 and has played a part in a number of new product initiatives, including the launch of Mac OS X Server and Darwin, Appleís Open Source operating system based on BSD technology. Though trained as a physicist, he has been developing UNIX and Mac OS X-related technology for more than 15 years.

NOTE: RITís B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, the largest comprehensive computing college in the nation, was created with a $14 million gift from B. Thomas Golisano, founder and chairman of Paychex Inc.

The college offers undergraduate programs in computer science, information technology, applied network and system administration, new media, and software engineering, as well as graduate programs in computer science, information technology, software development and management, and computer security and information assurance.