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LinuxFocus, March 2001. The March 2001 issue of LinuxFocus has been published. Articles this month cover topics such as real time data monitoring, real time mp3, the GNUStep project, and using textures in POVRay, the 3D rendering engine.

Bulma, Spanish language news site. A new Spanish language web site, Bulma, under development for 2 years at the University of Balearic Islands University, has gone live. The site covers Linux news, HOWTOs, and FAQs.

Linux Gazette #64. The latest issue of the Linux Gazette has been published by the Linux Journal. This month the free, user-contributed online magazine is carrying articles on using the secure shell (ssh) suite of tools, thoughts on the Linux Router project, and part 2 of the Learning Perl series.

Tip of the Week: Learning How to Count. LinuxLookup's tip of the week looks at the wc command.

Linux Buyer's Guide #9. The Duke of URL Linux Buyer's Guide #9 is now available. "With another month, we've seen Linux advance even further with Linux 2.4.2 (which fixes some KT133A problems, among other things), as well as the release of many new pieces of hardware such as the NVIDIA GeForce3, ATI Radeon SE and LE, the VIA Apollo Pro 266, not to mention the flood of DDR SDRAM to the market. All of these developments are also very relevant to Linux, as it is quickly becoming a trend to support Linux out of the gates now."


Computers in Libraries 2001. Computers in Libraries 2001 is a conference for librarians and information managers. Linux is on the program with talks like The Retooled Box: A Linux-Samba Path from Retired Workstation to Production Server. March 14 - 16, 2001 in the Washington Hilton & Towers, Washington, DC.

O'Reilly Enterprise Java Conference. The O'Reilly Enterprise Java Conference takes place from March 26 - 29, 2001 at the Westin Hotel in Santa Clara, California.

CLIQ 2001 signs HP, David Sifry of Linuxcare. CLIQ 2001 has signed Linuxcare CTO David L. Sifry to provide the keynote at the March 30th event. Also signed is HP, to a top level sponsorship. And the speakers lineup is now complete, covering everything from GNOME and KDE to embedded Linux and from getting a return on investment from open source to Debian and using your Palm Pilot with Linux.

Also CLIQ 2001 has set registration deadlines for mail-in registrations for both attendees and exhibitors.

Note: LWN.net is proud to be a top level sponsor of CLIQ 2001.

ApacheCon 2001 Session Highlights. The Apache Software Foundation announced over 70 speaker sessions for this spring's ApacheCon 2001, the annual conference and exhibition for Apache-related and open-source software. ApacheCon 2001 will be held in Santa Clara, California, April 4 - 6, 2001.

More XML DevCon. The XML DevCon series continues with XML DevCon NYC coming April 8 - 11, 2001 in New York City.

Linux Africa 2001. AITEC is hosting the first Linux Africa exhibition and conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, to provide an education and marketing platform to spread Linux knowledge and applications throughout the region. Linux Africa will be at the Kyalami Exhibition & Conference Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, 24-26 April 2001.

The Internet Security Conference. TISC announced the addition of Interop, a Key3Media Group, Inc. brand, as a media sponsor for its upcoming conference to be held June 4-8, 2001 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

March/April events.
Date Event Location
March 5 - March 8, 2001. The 9th International Python Conference Long Beach, California.
March 5 - March 9, 2001. Networld+Interop 2001 Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, Australia.
March 7 - March 9, 2001. Linux Open Source Conference and Business Expo. Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, Australia.
March 15, 2001. Linux convention (in Icelandic). Iceland.
March 19 - March 22, 2001. SGI Global Developer Conference Burlingame, California.
March 20 - March 22, 2001. FOSE 2001 Washington DC Convention Center.
March 21 - March 24, 2001. Singapore Linux Conference / LinuxWorld 2001 Singapore.
March 22 - March 23, 2001. Linux Accessibility Conference Los Angeles, California.
March 22 - March 28, 2001. CeBIT 2001 Hannover, Germany
March 28 - March 29, 2001. LinuxBazaar 2001 Czech Republic.
March 29 - 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 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 13, 2001. Embedded Systems Conference San Francisco, California.
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.

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

IT User Group Open Day. Australian IT user groups will meet on March 10, 2001 in South Melbourne. Join Linux users, Python users, Unix users and others for this free event.

Sydney Linux Users Group - Install Fest Announcement. If you are in Australia, but closer to Sydney check out the SLUG Install Fest and BBQ at the beach on March 10, 2001.

Silicon Corridor LINUX Users Group. The SCLUG will be holding their next meeting at the Back of Beyond Pub, Reading, Berkshire, UK on 14 March 2001.

LUGOD Installfest. The Linux Users' Group of Davis and the UC Davis Computer Club will be holding a Linux Installfest on Sunday, March 18th, from 10:00am - 6:00pm. The event will take place in room 1131 of the Engineering Unit II building at UC Davis.

LUG Events: March 8 - March 22, 2001.
Date Event Location
March 8, 2001. Phoenix Linux Users Group (PLUG) Sequoia Charter School, Mesa, AZ.
March 8, 2001. Boulder Linux Users Group (BLUG) NIST Radio Building, Boulder, CO.
March 10, 2001. LUGOD Demo Day Border's Books, Davis, CA.
March 10, 2001. Route 66 Linux Users Group La Verne, California.
March 10, 2001. Consortium of All Bay Area Linux (CABAL) Menlo Park, California.
March 11, 2001. NorthWest Chicagoland Linux User Group Installfest Room M244, Harper College, Palatine, Illinois.
March 13, 2001. Long Island Linux Users Group (LILUG) SUNY Farmingdale, NY.
March 13, 2001. Victoria Linux Users Group(VLUG) University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
March 14, 2001. Silicon Corridor LINUX Users Group (SCLUG) Back of Beyond pub in Kings Road, Reading.
March 14, 2001. Toledo Area Linux Users Group (TALUG) University of Toledo, Toledo, OH.
March 14, 2001. Columbia Area Linux Users Group (CALUG) Capita Technologies Training Center, Columbia, MD.
March 15, 2001. South Mississippi Linux Users Group (SMLUG) Barnes & Noble, Gulfport, Mississippi.
March 15, 2001. St. Louis Unix Users Group (SLUUG) - Linux SIG St. Louis County Library, Indian Trails Branch, St. Louis, Missouri.
March 16, 2001. Rock River Linux Users Group (RRLUG) Rockford College, Rockford, Illinois.
March 17, 2001. North Texas Linux Users Group (NTLUG) Nokia Centre, Irving, Texas.
March 17, 2001. Silicon Valley Linux Users Group Installfest Computer Literacy Bookshop, San Jose, CA.
March 17, 2001. Eugene Unix and GNU/Linux User Group Eugene, Oregon.
March 18, 2001. Beachside Linux User Group Conway, South Carolina.
March 18, 2001. Linux Users' Group of Davis (LUGOD) Installfest Davis, CA.
March 19, 2001. Linux Users' Group of Davis (LUGOD) Z-World, Davis, CA.
March 20, 2001. Kansas City Linux Users Group DemoDay (KCLUG) Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO.
March 20, 2001. Bay Area Linux User Group (BALUG) Four Seas Restaurant, Chinatown, San Francisco.
March 21, 2001. Arizona State University Linux Users Group (ASULUG) Tempe, AZ.
March 21, 2001. Linux User Group of Groningen Groningen, Netherlands.
March 21, 2001. Central Iowa Linux Users Group (CIALUG) West Des Moines, IA.

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 8, 2001



Software Announcements

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