Apple will host a free briefing with the UK's Unix and Open Systems User Group (UKUUG) on November 1.

The briefing, 'Mac OS X and High Performance Heterogeneous Environments', is aimed at all Unix users, particularly those interested in its core technologies and the associated development environments, Apple says. While admission is free, attendees must register in advance, and places are strictly limited.

Apple's manager of BSD technologies, Jordan Hubbard, will discuss Mac OS X. He's talk about its Unix heritage and primary reference code bases; the challenge of marrying Unix with an ease-of-use doctrine; enterprise versus desktop challenges; Apple's achievements in Unix so far and some of Apple's future plans.

Other speakers include McAfee Research principal research scientist, Robert Watson; Manchester University department of physics and astronomy researcher, Sabah Silah; and Apple's Ken Tabb.

Apple will have a number of systems available for attendees to use during the day. The event takes place at the Institute of Physics, London.