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LinuxUser issue 6. The latest articles from LinuxUser are now available in PDF format. The cover feature is "Linux goes to Hollywood."

Linuxloopup.com Tip of the Week. Making really big files... without making really big files using dd.


Jeff Waugh's Linux.conf.au diary. Linux.conf.au organizer Jeff Waugh has put up an event diary describing the preparations for the conference, which is happening this week.

London XML DevCon 2001 Conference to Focus on Global eBusiness and Enterprise XML. XML DevCon Europe Spring 2001, presented February 21-23, 2001 will offer workshops, panel discussions and classes about Web Services, programming XML applications, and global eBusiness initiatives (ebXML and UDDI).

German Perl Workshop. The 3rd non-profit German Perl Workshop is open for registration. The workshop runs February 28 - March 2, 2001 in Sankt Augustin, Germany. Early bird registration continues until January 31.

LinuxForum 2001. LinuxForum 2001 will be held on March 3, 2001, in Copenhagen, Denmark. This year's presentations include Matthias Ettrich (KDE+TrollTech): Components - Universal Interoperability; Dirk Hohndel (SuSE+XFree86): XFree86 - about People and Technology; Wichert Akkerman (Debian): Debian - what's this then?; as well as Danish speakers on many exciting topics.

Embedded Systems Conference San Francisco. CMP Media announced the conference program for the Embedded Systems Conference San Francisco. The twelfth annual Embedded Systems Conference, running from April 9 - 13, 2001 at San Francisco's Moscone Center, provides a total of 171 classes, and 15-full day tutorials, including 95 entirely new sessions.

The second Annual Symposium on Pliant Implementation and Concept. (ASPIC) will be held in Paris, France on April 20, 2001. Dedicated to the (GPL) Pliant programming language.

Libre Software Meeting. The second annual Libre Software Meeting will take place near Bordeaux, France from July 4 to July 9, 2001.

O'Reilly Open Source Software Convention. O'Reilly & Associates announced a call for papers for the 3rd annual Open Source Convention. The Open Source Convention is a five-day event designed for programmers, developers, and technical staff involved in Open Source technology and its applications. The convention will be held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, San Diego, California, July 23-27, 2001.

January/February events.
Date Event Location
January 17 - January 20, 2001. linux.conf.au University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
January 21 - January 23, 2001. First Annual International Linux Plug Fest Embassy Suites Hotel, Burlingame, CA.
January 23 - January 24, 2001. Linux Expo - Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands.
January 23 - January 24, 2001. EuroZopeCon Amsterdam at Linux Expo Amsterdam, Netherlands.
January 29, 2001. New York Mozilla Developer Meeting CollabNet office, New York, NY.
January 30 - February 2, 2001. LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York, NY.
January 31 - February 2, 2001. Linux Expo Paris Paris, France.
February 3 - February 4, 2001. Open Source and Free Software Developers' European Meeting Brussels.
February 6 - February 8, 2001. Real-time and Embedded Systems Forum Doubletree Hotel, San Jose, California.
February 14 - February 16, 2001. O'Reilly Peer-to-Peer Conference Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, California.
February 21 - February 23, 2001. XML DevCon Europe 2001 Novotel London West Hotel and Convention Centre, London, England.

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

User Group News

Lane Community College Open Source Computer Group. The LCC-OSCG recently announced its existance. They would like to create an open source community at LCC, help students integrate open source tools and philosophy into their education, and connect students with the larger open source community.

LUGOD Installfest. The Linux Users' Group of Davis and the UC Davis Computer Club will be holding a Linux Installfest on Sunday, January 21st, from 10:00am - 6:00pm.

LUG Events: January 18 - February 1, 2001.
Date Event Location
January 18, 2001. St. Louis Unix Users Group (SLUUG) - Linux SIG St. Louis County Library, Indian Trails Branch, St. Louis, Missouri.
January 18, 2001. Rice University Linux Users Group (RLUG) Rice University, Houston, TX.
January 20, 2000. North Texas Linux Users Group (NTLUG) Nokia Centre, Irving, Texas.
January 20, 2001. Eugene Unix and GNU/Linux User Group Eugene, Oregon.
January 20, 2001. Silicon Valley Linux Users Group Installfest Computer Literacy Bookshop, San Jose, CA.
January 21, 2001. Beachside Linux User Group Conway, South Carolina.
January 24, 2001. Linux User Group of Assen Assen, Netherlands.
January 27, 2001. Central Ohio Linux User Group Columbus, Ohio.
January 30, 2001. Hazelwood Linux User Group (HZLUG) Prairie Commons Branch Library, Hazelwood, Missouri.
February 1, 2001. Edinburgh Linux Users Group (EDLUG) Holyrood Tavern, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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

January 18, 2001



Software Announcements

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