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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.
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.
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.
March 15, 2001
Here are this week's Freshmeat software announcements. Freshmeat now offers the announcements sorted in two different ways: