From: Donovan Rebbechi <>
Subject: Linux makes a storm down under
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 03:42:23 -0500

On a recent return to my homeland in Melbourne Australia, I came back to
my homeland to find that linux had a somewhat stronger presence than
when I left. A lot has changed in just 1.5 years. Firstly, I discover
that my old dorm has installed linux and use it for their email
services. I thought "how interesting. Their comp-sci tutor is a hoobyist
(: " Then I discover that Sydney university has placed dual-boot
linux-win95 machines in their labs. Maybe it's not just the hobbyists
(-: Then I discover that a (not overly computer literate) friend who I
visited installed linux on his PC. 

It's not in the foreground by a long way, but definitely making a quiet
entrance through the back door, and slowly acquiring a very strong
presence, especially as an OS choice for web/ftp servers, and affordable
UNIX workstations (which can dual boot with Win95 machines. )

-- Donovan