Linux Users' Group of Davis - "LUGOD 2002.10.01 Meeting Notes"
2002.10.01 Meeting Notes
- Linus mentioned that because of huge improvements in the 2.5 series
(like the new Virtual Memory management), the next stable Linux Kernel might
be numbered "3.0", rather than "2.6".
- Kernel 2.5.40 released. October 20th is the feature-freeze date for 2.5.
- ATI submitted patches for Radeon 9700 video card 2D support to XFree86
source CVS. No word yet on 3D support.
- UC Santa Barbara kicks out Windows2000 and Windows NT because they
contain so many vulnerabilities and are so susceptible to viruses, and as
such, were the cause of so much of IT's hassles. Oddly, they recommend XP.
- Searching for '"go to hell"' on Google.com no longer leads to Microsoft.
- A Linux client for the RPG game NeverWinter Nights is due this fall.
- AOL installed 56 IBM blade servers running RedHat 7.3. If they work well,
AOL will replace all 800 Unix systems with blade servers during the next
- RedHat 8.0 released.
- The canonical Oxford dictionary will contain the following new words:
Jedi, Klingon, ass-backawards, warp-drive, get-real and badass.
- Apache webserver increased in marketshare by 3% (to 54%) in the past few
months. Internet Information Server (IIS) remains unchanged (at 35%).
- Jon 'maddog Hall' now at SGI, to "help SGI to sponsor and encourage
a community-based 'Extreme Linux' movement around SGI's 'NUMAFlex'
- On Sept. 24, Steve Ballmer admitted to an audience of Microsoft "Most Valued
Professionals": Linux is a serious competitor; Linux is not about free
software, it's about community; Linux is truly lower-priced than WIndows;
MS can beat Linux on clustering and community. Microsoft wants to use its
MVPs to promote a sense of community among MS users. They are also
considering releasing portions of Windows source to MVPs.
- Demo - There's currently no demo scheduled for October.
- Installfests - The next Installfest will be Sunday,
October 20th (the day before the next meeting).
- LERT - One recent LERT call. ...
- Library - Pete Salzman noticed some excellent deals at Borders
and picked up "Upgrade and Repairing PCs - Linux Edition" ($13, previously
$60), "HTML Blackbook" ($6, previously $60), "Open Source Development
with CVS" ($6, previously $60).
- Francois Gouget, a Wine developer who works at CodeWeavers, discussed
and demonstrated Wine and the CrossOver Office and CrossOver Plugin
- Alan Hollander
- Damany Imara
- Jonathan Stickel
- Jennifer Stickel
- Henry House
- Foo Lim
- Nicole Carlson
- Francois Gouget
- Mike Simons
- Pete Salzman
- Bill Kendrick
- C. Newmiller
- Jeff Newmiller
- John Alden
- Dmitry Ivanov
- Ken Herron
- Rod Roark
- Richard Harkey
- Stephen Helms
- Marty Harwell
- Rusty Minden
- Dick Ely
- Richard Burkhart
- Issac Trotts
- Jason Lin
- Jeff DeFay
- ... and 5 others
LUGOD: PO Box 1336, Davis, CA 95617
2002 Oct 04 18:14