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USB Modems Under Linux, Part 2: Zoom's 56K USB (SignalGround). Signal Ground continues its series on USB modems under Linux with this article covering the Zoom 2985L 56K USB modem. "In this second part of our USB modem series, we'll look at the preview releases from Mandrake and SuSE, and we'll also take the opportunity to describe the Zoom 56K USB modem. Can it be added to the list of Linux-supported USB modems?"

Beginner's Guide to Linux Apps (Duke of URL). This Duke of URL column looks at Linux applications, what's there and how to get them. "Yes, there is a lack of commercial Linux applications, but that, naturally, means that you'll get next to every program for Linux for free. This makes buying that game you've wanted a no-brainer. Thanks to Loki Games and other companies faithful to Linux, such a happening is a reality, with soon-to-be hits like Tribes 2, Doom III, and Neverwinter Nights appearing on Linux at the same time or shortly after their Windows counterparts. These are all titles that once could only be seen on Windows, but my, how times have changed. "

Mojolin featured in Recruiting Industry Top Directory. The job site Mojolin has announced improvements to the site. These upgrades include a partnership with SAIR/GNU certifications, new mailing lists, a search engine and more of an international flavor.

Using Quota (LinuxNewbie.org). "Edquota allows you to specify limits on two aspects of disk storage: the number of inodes a user or a group of users may possess; and the number of disk blocks that may be allocated to a user or a group of users." Find out more here.

Tip Of The Week: Banging Around in vi. LinuxLookup's totw this week is about using the "bang" (exclamation point or "!") in 'vi'.


ApacheCon 2001 Keynotes Offer a Look Into the Future of Computing and Open Source Software. The Apache Software Foundation announced the keynote speakers for this spring's ApacheCon 2001. Futurist David Brin and Linux International director Jon "maddog" Hall will both speak and the next wave of Apache deployed projects will be discussed at the Santa Clara Convention Centre in the heart of Silicon Valley, 4 through 6 April, 2001. Covalent Technologies also announced its participation in ApacheCon.

Embedded Systems Conference Exhibit Floor Reflects Demand For Embedded Tools For Connectivity, Linux Development, and System-On-Chip Design. We expect to see lots of Linux activity at the upcoming Embedded Systems Conference, running from April 10-12 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

SAGE-AU 2001. SAGE-AU 2001 will be held in sunny Adelaide, Australia, which is one of Australia's (and the world's) prime wine producing regions. Dates for SAGE are July 9 - 13, 2001 and the call for papers is open.

Linux Expo Birmingham 2001. The Birmingham, UK Linux Expo will be held September 12 - 13, 2001. Registration and a call for papers are open now.

Call for papers: 5th Annual Linux Showcase. ALS 2001 has issued a call for papers. This year's ALS takes place in Oakland, CA, November 6 - 10, 2001. The deadline on the CFP is June 5.

15th Systems Administration Conference. LISA 2001 also has a call for papers. LISA 2001 happens December 2 - 7, 2001 in San Diego, CA.

Conference on File and Storage Technologies. Here's the FAST 2002 call for papers. Submissions are due July 13, 2001 for this conference in Monterey, CA, January 28 - 29, 2002.

March/April/May events.
Date Event Location
March 30, 2001. Colorado Linux Info Quest Denver Marriott Tech Center, Denver, Colorado.
April 2 - April 5, 2001. COMDEX Chicago McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois.
April 4 - April 5, 2001. Linux Expo Madrid Palacio de Congresos, Madrid, Spain.
April 4 - April 6, 2001. ApacheCon 2001 Santa Clara, California.
April 6 - April 8, 2001. GNOME Users And Developers European Conference (GUADEC) 2001 Copenhagen, Denmark.
April 8 - April 11, 2001. XML DevCon Spring 2001 New York Marriott Marquis, New York City.
April 9 - April 11, 2001. Smalltalk Solutions 2001 Conference Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL (Near Chicago O'Hare)
April 9 - April 13, 2001. Embedded Systems Conference San Francisco, California.
April 12, 2001. 2001 Twin Cities Linux Solutions Conference - A Real Time Perspective Radisson South, Bloomington MN.
April 20, 2001. 2nd Annual Symposium on Pliant Implementation and Concepts (ASPIC 2001) Paris, France.
April 23 - April 27, 2001. Linux Expo Road Show Eastern Europe.
April 24 - April 26, 2001. Linux Africa Kyalami Exhibition & Conference Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
May 8, 2001. Linux@work Copenhagen, Denmark.
May 9, 2001. Linux@work Oslo, Norway.
May 9 - May 10, 2001. Linux Expo Brazil São Paulo - Anhembi - Palácio das Convenções.
May 10, 2001. Linux@work Stockholm, Sweden.
May 11, 2001. Linux@work Helsinki, Finland.
May 13 - May 17, 2001. Spring 2001 Enterprise Linux Implementation Conference Doubletree Hotel, San Jose, CA.
May 14 - May 17, 2001. The 2001 Applied Computing Conference Santa Clara, CA.
May 15, 2001. Linux@work Frankfurt, Germany.
May 15 - May 18, 2001. Linux Expo China Shanghai Mart, Shanghai, China.
May 16, 2001. Linux@work Zurich, Switzerland.
May 17, 2001. Linux@work Milan, Italy.
May 18, 2001. Linux@work Vienna, Austria.
May 20 - May 23, 2001. eXtreme Programming - XP2001 Villasimius, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.

Additional events can be found in the LWN Event Calendar. Event submissions should be sent to lwn@lwn.net in a plain text format.

Web sites

New Linux Site in Spanish. TOOLINUX has a new Spanish language Linux portal to go along with the French TOOLINUX site.

User Group News

OCLUG Programming Wars. The Ottawa-Carlton LUG is having a "Programming Wars" contest. Winners will be determined at the April 5 general meeting. See the rules for more information. Sounds like fun. One catch, at least one member of your programming team must be present at the meeting to win.

LUG-Camp 2001: Meeting of Linux User Groups in the German speaking area. This year's LUG-Camp will take place at the Karlshof in the Noerdlinger Ries, Germany from May 25 - 27, 2001.

LUG Events: March 29 - April 12, 2001.
Date Event Location
March 29, 2001. Bergen Linux User Group (BLUG) Bergen, Norway.
March 30, 2001. New Jersey Linux User's Group (NJLUG) New Brunswick, NJ
March 31, 2000. Central Ohio Linux User Group (COLUG) Columbus, Ohio.
April 2, 2001. Baton Rouge Linux User Group (BRLUG) The Bluebonnet Library, Baton Rouge, LA.
April 2, 2001. Rice Linux User Group (RLUG) Rice University, Houston, TX
April 3, 2001. Missouri Open Source LUG (MOSLUG) Culpeppers Restaurant, Kirkwood, Missouri.
April 3, 2001. NorthWest Chicagoland Linux User Group (NWCLUG) Harper College, Palatine, Illinois.
April 3, 2001. Linux Users' Group of Davis (LUGOD) Z-World, Davis, CA.
April 3, 2001. Omaha Linux Users Group (OLUG) Clarkson College, Omaha, Nebraska
April 4, 2001. Southeastern Indiana Linux Users Group (SEILUG) Madison/Jefferson County Public Library, Madison, IN.
April 4, 2001. Kansas City Linux Users Group DemoDay (KCLUG) Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO.
April 4, 2001. Silicon Valley Linux Users Group (SVLUG) Cisco Building 9, San Jose, CA.
April 5, 2001. Linux User Support Team, Taegu (LUST-T) Taegu, Korea.
April 5, 2001. St. Louis Area Computer Club Linux workshop Thornhill Branch Library, Creve Coeur, Missouri.
April 5, 2001. Edinburgh Linux Users Group (EDLUG) Holyrood Tavern, Edinburgh, Scotland.
April 7, 2001. Greater London Linux User Group (GLLUG) CFC Preview Theatre, London, UK.
April 7, 2001. Twin Cities Linux Users Group (TCLUG) Minneapolis, MN.
April 10, 2001. Long Island Linux Users Group (LILUG) SUNY Farmingdale, NY.
April 10, 2001. Victoria Linux Users Group(VLUG) University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
April 11, 2001. Columbia Area Linux Users Group (CALUG) Capita Technologies Training Center, Columbia, MD.
April 11, 2001. Silicon Corridor LINUX Users Group (SCLUG) Back of Beyond pub in Kings Road, Reading.
April 11, 2001. Toledo Area Linux Users Group (TALUG) University of Toledo, Toledo, OH.
April 12, 2001. East Side Phoenix Linux Users Group (PLUG) Sequoia Charter School, Mesa, AZ.
April 12, 2001. Boulder Linux Users Group (BLUG) NIST Radio Building, Boulder, CO.

Additional events can be found in the LWN Event Calendar. Event submissions should be sent to lwn@lwn.net in a plain text format.

March 29, 2001



Software Announcements

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