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LinTraining lists 400 Linux training centers. An announcement has gone out that Dave Whitinger's LinTraining site now has a full 400 training centers listed.

Important message for LinuxStart mail users. This is a message from LinuxStart about the cancellation of its mail service. French text follows the English text.

LinuxLookup Tip of the Week. This week's TOTW: The Linux "file" command uses a number of methods to determine what a file contains. LinuxLookup looks at the most accessible part of its algorithm this week, the "magic" file. Read the full tip at LinuxLookup.

High Availability Cluster Checklist. The folks at Mission Critical Linux pointed out this article from Linux Journal on choosing the best high-availability failover cluster. The High Availability Cluster Checklist is a clear and concise way to wade through the marketing hype.


EuroZopeCon Amsterdam announced. We received an announcement for EuroZopeCon Amsterdam, a conference for European Zope users. It will take place during Linux Expo in Amsterdam, January 23 and 24, 2001. We also have the announcement in French.

IDG World Expo on LinuxWorld. IDG World Expo announced that it expects the upcoming LinuxWorld Conference & Expo to surpass all previous attendance records. The event is scheduled for January 30 - February 2, 2001 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

Singapore Linux Conference call for papers. The Singapore Linux Conference will be held in, well, Singapore on March 21 to 24, 2001. A call for papers has gone out; they are looking for submissions on a number of topics. The deadline is January 5.

Linux Accessibility Conference and GNOME. The Linux Accessibility Conference will take place during CSUN's Sixteenth Annual International Conference, March 22-23, 2001 at the Los Angeles Airport Hilton Hotel.

January/February 2001 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 Sponsored by Linuxcare, Inc. Embassy Suites Hotel, Burlingame, CA.
January 23 - January 24, 2001. Linux Expo - Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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 14 - February 16, 2001. O'Reilly Peer-to-Peer Conference Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, California.

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

LUG Events: December 21, 2000 - January 4, 2001.
Date Event Location
December 30, 2000. Central Ohio Linux User Group (COLUG) Columbus, Ohio.
January 2, 2001. Linux Users' Group of Davis (LUGOD) Z-World, Davis, CA.
January 3, 2001. Kansas City Linux Users Group (KCLUG) Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO.
January 3, 2001. Southeastern Indiana Linux Users Group (SEILUG) Madison/Jefferson County Public Library, Madison, IN.
January 3, 2001. Silicon Valley Linux Users Group (SVLUG) Cisco Building 9, San Jose, CA.
January 4, 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.

December 21, 2000



Software Announcements

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

Sorted by section and Sorted by license


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