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Linux on a Laptop: Upgrading to 2.4.x. LinuxOrbit looks at the process of upgrading a laptop to the 2.4.x kernel. "When upgrading your system to a new kernel, always make backup of key files. This should include your source files in /usr/src/linux for your current working kernel. I recommend using the compression method. That means going to the /usr/src directory as root and using the command."

CVS for the Developer or Amateur. Here's a tutorial on CVS, the Concurrent Versions System. Registration is required.

O'Reilly Signed Book Giveaway. The Duke of URL is giving away 6 copies of O'Reilly's Evil Geniuses in a Nutshell signed by its author, Illiad. And they also have 8 copies of O'Reilly's The Cathedral and the Bazaar signed by author, Eric Raymond. Go to www.thedukeofurl.org/contests.shtml to enter the contest. Enter by March 21, 2001.

Why go wireless?. LinuxLookup has an article on wireless networks.

Installing and Using CPAN.pm. Linuxnewbie.org has a how-to article on CPAN.pm. "Quite simply CPAN.pm takes care of those piddling details which can make perl module installation so painful - it will find, ftp, decompress, install and make any module you want...".

TOTW: More to Math Than Counting. This week LinuxLookup follows up on last week's 'wc' command with the GNU/Linux calculators bc and dc.

LinuxUser issue 7 now available for download. Here's a list of files in LinuxUser issue 7, or you can download the PDF files here.


OMG Days Europe 2001. The last two Object Management Group (OMG) Information Days on "Enterprise Application Integration with CORBA and UML", organized by LogOn Technology Transfer, are this week: Helsinki, March 15, 2001 and Budapest, March 19, 2001.

CeBIT lodgings. If you are looking for a place to stay while attending CeBIT (Hannover, Germany, March 22 - 28, 2001) there are some accomodations still available.

MontaVista presents free seminars. MontaVista Software is hosting two free seminars on developing embedded applications with Linux. The first happens March 23, 2001 at the Bellevue Hilton in Bellevue, Washington. The second will be held March 27, 2001 at the Hotel Boulderado in Boulder, Colorado.

OSDN and COMDEX to Present ``Open Source Answers for Business'' Conference At LINUX Business Expo. The Open Source Development Network (OSDN.com) and COMDEX are collaborating to produce the best LINUX Business Expo yet at COMDEX Chicago 2001, April 2 - 5 in Chicago.

XML DevCon Spring 2001. Here's a press release with additional info about XML DevCon, April 8 - 11, 2001 in New York.

Twin Cities Linux Solutions Conference. The 2001 Twin Cities Linux Solutions Conference, a Real Time Perspective, will be held at the Radisson South, Bloomington, MN on April 12, 2001. The Twin Cities Linux User Group (TCLUG) will be on hand to host an Install Fest.

Linux@work in 12 cities in Europe in 2001. LogOn Technology Transfer is again organizing a series of Linux events throughout Europe called Linux@work. These 1-day, city-to-city events, will take place in 12 European venues in 2001, beginning May 8 in Copenhagen and ending June 15 in Amsterdam.

The Internet Security Conference to Expose Hacking. The Internet Security Conference (TISC) will present ULTIMATE HACKING, an intense two-day, hands-on workshop conducted by Hacking Exposed author, George Kurtz, and the Foundstone security team. TISC will be June 4 - 8, 2001 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California.

2001 USENIX Annual Technical Conference. The 2001 USENIX Annual Technical Conference will be held June 25 - 30, 2001 at the Marriot Copley Place Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts.

Linux 2001 -- UK Linux Developers' Conference. The UKUUG (UK Unix User Group) Linux 2001 Developers' Conference will be held in Manchester from 29th June to 1st July. The call for papers is open now and will close March 30th.

For those considering a trip abroad to visit this and other conferences, the organisers have a handy list of URLs for conferences with a UK/European bias.

HAL 2001. Hackers At Large 2001: debating the future of the Internet, will be held August 9 - 12, 2001 at the campus of the University of Twente in Enschede, The Netherlands.

EIC Chairpeople. The 2nd annual Embedded Internet Conference, will be held on August 14 - 16, 2001 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. They are looking for people to chair various discussion groups.

Events: March 15 - May 15, 2001.
Date Event Location
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 26 - March 29, 2001. O'Reilly Conference on Enterprise Java Westin Hotel, Santa Clara, California.
March 28 - March 29, 2001. LinuxBazaar 2001 Czech Republic.
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 4 - April 6, 2001. ApacheCon 2001 Santa Clara, California.
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 12, 2001. 001 Twin Cities Linux Solutions Conference - A Real Time Perspective Radisson South, Bloomington MN.
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.
April 24 - April 26, 2001. Linux Africa Kyalami Exhibition & Conference Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
May 8, 2001. Linux@work Copenhagen, Denmark.
May 9, 2001. Linux@work Oslo, Norway.
May 9 - May 10, 2001. Linux Expo Brazil São Paulo - Anhembi - Palácio das Convenções.
May 10, 2001. Linux@work Stockholm, Sweden.
May 11, 2001. Linux@work Helsinki, Finland.
May 15, 2001. Linux@work Frankfurt, Germany.
May 15 - May 18, 2001. Linux Expo China Shanghai Mart, Shanghai, China.
May 16, 2001. Linux@work Zurich, Switzerland.
May 17, 2001. Linux@work Milan, Italy.
May 18, 2001. Linux@work Vienna, Austria.
May 20 - May 23, 2001. eXtreme Programming - XP2001 Villasimius, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.

Additional events can be found in the LWN Event Calendar. Event submissions should be sent to lwn@lwn.net in a plain text format.

Web sites

Italian Linux portal LinuxValley reorganizes. LinuxValley sent in a press release announcing recent updates to their site. The changes give this Italian Linux portal a decidedly professional look.

User Group News

Linux activity in Assen (Netherlands). On Saturday March 17, 2001 the Linux Users Group of HCC department Groningen will be present in Assen, from 10:00 until around 17:00. The meeting (free entrance) is in the usual location: De Schulp, Buizerdstraat 10, Assen.

Programming in Perl. The Haifa Linux Club presents a Programming in Perl lecture series. The series will start on Monday March 26, 2001. The audience is not required to have previous knowledge of Perl, but a general knowledge of programming is considered mandatory.

Bergen Linux User Group. BLUG sent us information about their next 2 meetings. On March 29, 2001 at 7pm in Stort auditorium, Høyteknologisenteret, Thormøhlens gate 55, Bergen, Norway, Vidar Madsen, author of GIMPressionist, a GIMP "painting generator" plugin, will lecture and demonstrate GIMPery. For the April meeting, to be held on Thursday, April 26 Alan Cox will be visiting, to lecture on Linux matters.

LUG Events: March 15 - March 29, 2001.
Date Event Location
March 15, 2001. Linux User Support Team, Taegu (LUST-T) Taegu, Korea.
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 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. Haifa Linux Club Technion CS dept. building, Haifa, Israel.
March 19, 2001. Linux Users' Group of Davis (LUGOD) Z-World, Davis, CA.
March 20, 2001. Linux Stammtisch Bandersnatch Brew Pub, Tempe, AZ.
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.
March 22, 2001. Hazelwood LUG Installfest planning Prairie Commons Branch Library, Hazelwood, Missouri.
March 23, 2001. Rock River Linux Users Group (RRLUG) Rockford College, Rockford, Illinois.
March 24, 2001. St. Louis and Hazelwood LUG Installfest Westchase Park, St. Louis, MO.
March 24, 2001. Consortium of All Bay Area Linux (CABAL) Menlo Park, California.
March 27, 2001. West Side Phoenix Linux Users Group (PLUG) Glendale Community College, Glendale, AZ.
March 27, 2001. Hazelwood Linux User Group (HZLUG) Prairie Commons Branch Library, Hazelwood, Missouri.
March 28, 2001. Linux User Group of Assen Assen, Netherlands.
March 29, 2001. Bergen Linux User Group (BLUG) Bergen, Norway.

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 15, 2001



Software Announcements

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

The Alphabetical List and Sorted by license


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