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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.
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.
March 8, 2001
Here are this week's Freshmeat software announcements. Freshmeat now offers the announcements sorted in two different ways: