Linux Users' Group of Davis - "LUGOD 2002.09.03 Meeting Notes"
2002.09.03 Meeting Notes
- RIAA (Record industry's) website defaced.
It even featured a pirated copy of a Linkin Park MP3
which remained online for four days!
- Bulldozer rams wrong house (Hollywood Florida)
- Broadband hits the South Pole, thanks to fiber optic cable (about 1600km!)
- Opera browser version 7 in the works - a rewrite to be even FASTER,
and more compatible.
- Drivers for the Radeon 8500/8500LE video card are now available for Linux
(for XFree86 4.1.0 and 4.2.0). Not to be confused with the ones being
paid for by The Weather Channel.
- AMD 2600+ CPU released; clocked at 2.13 GHz.
- Australian telecomm Telestra will be deploying 45,000 Linux desktops.
(Microsoft's "Licensing 6.0" prompted the move.)
- Air New Zealand replacing 150 Compaq servers running NT with a single IBM
mainframe running Linux, as well as 4000 MS Exchange email and file/print
servers with Linux and Open Source apps.
- Australia's Bureau of Veteran Affairs to replace all file and print servers
with Linux, and considering it for the desktop.
- AMD's 64bit "Hammer" CPU now claled "Opteron"
- ISP bans RIAA to protect customers, because RIAA is planning to introduce
destructive executables (trojans) into peer-to-peer (P2P) networks, like
Gnutella. (A bill by Calif. congressman Howard Berman is attempting to make
these trojans legal.)
- China's government is blocking its people from accessing Google.com
search engine now.
- Steven Lisberger, the man behind the movie TRON, is working with Disney
on TRON 2.0.
- SuSE 8.0 has been successfully booted on a Microsoft XBox game console.
- Venezuelan government to go completely open source.
- British Telecomm (BT)'s "hyperlink" patent thrown out in court.
You may still use hyperlinks in your websites.
- Tuxgames.com is taking preorders of Doom 3.
- Tuxgames.com predicts they'll be out of Loki Games stock soon.
- Unreal Tournament 2003 game client is being developed for Linux.
- Demo - The next demo will be Sept. 14th at the Davis Food
- Installfests - The next Installfest will be Sept. 15th.
- LERT - No LERT news.
- Library - No news.
- Mac OS X Conference Raffle - O'Reilly and Associates asked us to
do a raffle for a free pass to their Mac OS X conference, taking place
in late September, early October, in Santa Clara. Kevin Murakoshi played
on behalf of his friend Matt, and won!
- Church Website to Web Server OS Match-Up - Pete had a game where
people tried to match up which websites ran which webservers. Winners got
their pick of some swag (O'Reilly Mac OS X books, a copy of Mozilla 1.0 on CD,
a Trolltech t-shirt, a No Starch Press t-shirt, and some copies of
- Financial Report - $49.66 in voluntary dues were collected.
$15.00 were spent for the room at the library.
- Zane Westover of Hewlett-Packard talked about HP's Blade Servers, and
the blade server standards.
- Pete Salzman
- Melissa Hardenbrook
- Bill Kendrick
- Marc Hasbrouck
- Henry House
- Mike Simons
- Dmitriy Ivanov
- Amul Purohit
- MK Murlas
- Bill Wells
- Ted Deppner
- Phillip Smith
- Mike Punham
- Hitesh Bhatt
- Zane Westover
- Jay Kobell
- Jeff Rousch
- Jeff DeFay
- Richard Harkey
- Ryan Castalluci
- Kevin Murakoshi
- Seth Nagao
- Karsten Self
- ... and two others
LUGOD: PO Box 1336, Davis, CA 95617
2002 Sep 22 18:01