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Jargon File 4.3.0. Eric Raymond has released version 4.3.0 of the Jargon File. "This version 4.3.0 is intended specifically to recognize and honor the wonderfully insane hackers of the Bergen Linux User's Group in Bergen, Norway. In perpetrating the world's first implementation of RFC1149 ('A Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagrams on Avian Carriers') they have pulled off what may just be the funniest, cleverest hack of the last fifteen years."

Linux Gazette #66. The Linux Gazette Issue 66, May 2001, is now available. It contains the usual mix of news, reviews, interviews, humor and helpful hints.

High-performance programming techniques on Linux and Windows 2000 (IBM developerWorks). Here is the first in a series of articles comparing Linux (with 2.4 kernel and with 2.2 kernel) to Windows 2000. This one is about setting up timing routines.

Tip Of The Week: Chek Ur Speling (LinuxLookup). Learn about Linux spell checking that can be run from the command line.

The Struggle for RAID (Duke of URL). Duke of URL has posted an article covering the installation of Promise FastTrak 66, 100 and Lite IDE RAID cards under Linux.


Debian at Braunschweiger Linux-Tage. Debian will have a booth at Braunschweiger Linux-Tage, in Braunschweig, Germany, May 4 - 6, 2001.

Applied Computing Conference and Expo announces keynote speakers. Annabooks Events announced the keynote addresses that will be presented at this year's conference, scheduled for May 14 - 17, 2001 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, Calif.

Embedded Systems Conference Chicago. CMP Media announced the program for the Embedded Systems Conference Chicago, July 9 - July 12, 2001.

Events: May 3 - June 28, 2001.
Date Event Location
May 4 - 6, 2001Braunschweiger Linux-TageBraunschweig, Germany
May 5 - 6, 2001Linux Certification BootcampCupertino, California
May 8 - 10, 2001LinuxWorld(New Zealand ExpoCentre Greenlane)Auckland, New Zealand
May 9, 2001Linux@workOslo
May 9 - 10, 2001Linux ExpoSao Paulo, Brazil
May 10, 2001Linux@workStockholm
May 10 - 12, 2001LinuxWorld TaiwanTaipei, Taiwan
May 11, 2001Linux@workHelsinki
May 13 - 17, 2001Spring 2001 Enterprise Linux Implementation ConferenceSan Jose, CA
May 14 - 17, 2001The 2001 Applied Computing ConferenceSanta Clara, CA
May 15, 2001Linux@workFrankfurt
May 15 - 18, 2001Linux ExpoShanghai, China
May 16, 2001Linux@workZurich
May 17, 2001Linux@workMilan
May 18 - 19, 20012nd Magdeburger LinuxtagMagdeburg, Germany
May 18, 2001IST programme actions on free / open source software developmentBrussels
May 19 - 20, 2001LinuxCertified.com Linux FundamentalsCupertino, California
May 20 - 23, 2001eXtreme Programming(XP2001)Sardinia, Italy
May 24 - 26, 2001LinuxWorldKorea
May 29 - 31, 2001II Forum Internacional do Software LivreBrazil
June 6 - 7, 2001Linux ExpoMilan, Italy
June 7 - 8, 2001Second European Tcl/Tk User MeetingGermany
June 11 - 14, 2001Hot Springs Educational Technology Institute conference(Hot Springs High School)Hot Springs, Arkansas
June 12, 2001Linux@workLondon
June 13, 2001Linux@workParis
June 14, 2001Linux@workBrussels
June 15, 2001Linux@workAmsterdam
June 20 - 21, 2001Linuxdays 2001St. Pölten, Austria
June 25 - 30, 2001USENIX Annual Technical ConferenceBoston, Massachusetts

Web sites

Donald K. Rosenberg at OT Land. LogOn Technology Transfer announced the launch of OT Land with a series of articles on Open Source Software by Donald K. Rosenberg.

User Group News

Two LUGOD events. LUGOD (Linux Users Group of Davis) announced a Linux Installfest workshop in conjunction with the UC Davis Computer Club, on May 20, 2001, in Engineering Unit II at UC Davis (Davis, California).

Then on June 5, 2001, Borland Software Corporation will present Kylix Rapid Application Development IDE at the LUGOD meeting held at Z-World in Davis.

LUG Events: May 3 - May 17, 2001.
Date Event Location
May 3, 2001Linux User Support Team, Taegu(LUST-T)Taegu, Korea
May 3, 2001Edinburgh LUG(EdLUG)Edinburgh, Scotland
May 5, 2001Twin Cities LUG(TCLUG)Minneapolis, MN
May 5, 2001Sheffield LUG(ShefLUG)University of Sheffield, UK
May 7, 2001
May 17, 2001
Rice University LUG(RLUG)Houston, TX
May 7, 2001Baton Rouge LUG(BRLUG)Baton Rouge, LA.
May 8, 2001Victoria LUG(VLUG)(University of Victoria)Victoria, British Columbia
May 8, 2001Long Island LUG(LILUG)(SUNY Farmingdale)Farmingdale, NY
May 9, 2001Toledo Area LUGToledo, OH
May 9, 2001Columbia Area LUG(CALUG)(Capita Technologies Training Center)Columbia, Maryland
May 9, 2001Silicon Corridor LUG(SCLUG)(Back of Beyond pub in Kings Road)Reading, UK
May 9, 2001San Antonio Linux Users Group(SATLUG)(Cisco Offices)San Antonio, TX
May 10, 2001Boulder LUGBoulder, CO
May 10, 2001Phoenix Linux Users Group(PLUG)(Sequoia Charter School)Mesa, AZ.
May 12, 2001Consortium of All Bay Area LinuxMenlo Park, CA
May 12, 2001Route 66 LUGLa Verne, CA
May 15, 2001Bay Area LUGSan Francisco, CA
May 15, 2001Kansas City LUG Demoday(KCLUG)(Kansas City Public Library)KC, Missouri
May 15, 2001Linux Stammtisch(Bandersnatch Brew Pub)Tempe, AZ
May 16, 2001Central Iowa LUGWest Des Moines, IA
May 16, 2001Linux User Group in GroningenThe Netherlands
May 16, 2001Arizona State University LUG(ASULUG)Tempe, AZ
May 17, 2001St. Louis LUGSt. Louis, MO.
May 17, 2001Omaha LUG(OLUG)Omaha, Nebraska
May 17, 2001South Mississippi LUG(SMLUG)Gulfport, Mississippi

May 3, 2001



Software Announcements

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