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Linux Weekly News for August 10, 2000

Aug 10, 2000, 08:07 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Corbet, Elizabeth O. Coolbaugh)

Leading items and editorials: IBM's Linux-powered wristwatch, Miguel de Icaza: Let's Make Unix Not Suck and The LinuxWorld Conference and Expo.

"IBM's Linux-powered wristwatch drew a great deal of attention this week after being announced on August 7. The world loves a cool gadget, and this one certainly qualifies. Click on the image to the right for a picture...."

"Miguel de Icaza: Let's Make Unix Not Suck. Miguel de Icaza has put together a document entitled Let's Make Unix Not Suck, which clarifies and expands upon his Unix Sucks! talk at the Ottawa Linux Symposium. It tries to bring out the points that Miguel thinks were skipped over in the coverage of his talk, and it nicely lays out his vision for making Unix-like systems better for their users. Recommended reading...."

"The LinuxWorld Conference and Expo is being held next week in San Jose, California. Expect lots of hype, press releases, loud music, and all the usual trappings of this event, which has apparently outgrown the San Jose convention center. The next west coast LinuxWorld will apparently be held in San Francisco, where more room is available...."

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