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Community Digest: September 19, 2002

Sep 19, 2002, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])


Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

As part of our ongoing committment to the Linux and Open Source community at large, Linux Today is pleased to announce the start of a new feature: the Community Digest.

Like the Release Digest, the Community Digest is an effort to get news and information out that might not otherwise be posted on Linux Today. These are informative bits on events and community happenings from around the planet, which sometimes get "bumped" from the feed in favor of more pressing or more global news.

To correct this, and to help organizations which might not otherwise get their announcements out, we offer the Community Digest.

Anyone who has a organizational activity--from an installfest, to an FSF seminar, to the start of a new LUG, is invited to contribute their information for nightly posting on Linux Today. Or simply point us to a site that does have the information.

There are just three small caveats:

  • Please remember to have the basics (who, what, when, and where).
  • Please note that announcements for ongoing events (like monthly LUG meetings) will only appear once, on the day they were submitted.
  • All events must be received by 1900 GMT and will normally be posted at 0500 GMT (which is local midnight for Linux Today year-round).

If you wish to decline viewing this new feature, feel free to filter out the new "Events" category in your custom Linux Today view.

Events will be sorted by nation, region (state/province), city, and date.

Since the success of the Release Digest feature, it is my hope that this Community Digest feature will be just as useful to the ever-growing Linux Today readership.

United States


Phoenix Linux User Group (PLUG) Offers Free Software and Installation to Public at Installfest

What: The PLUG invites public and press to attend the second 2002 Linux Installfest. Experienced Linux administrators will be present to answer questions and to provide the public with free Installation of Linux, a free operating system acknowledged by many experts to be more powerful, stable and secure than MicroSoft Windows. The free installation will include free web browsers, free office suites, and other software applications that computer users expect. Those who wish to experiment with Linux while keeping their current operating systems can access either operating system simply by restarting their computers.

Attendees wishing to have Linux installed on their Computers need only bring their box, monitor, keyboard and mouse. Those who connect to the internet using a dial-up modem should bring the modem also.

Presentations and demonstrations of Linux gaming and eductional software and other topics will be held throughout the day.

Corporate sponsors for this event include the Open Source Education Foundation, the Arizona Open Technology Organization, Sun Microsystems, Red Hat, Inc, Debian Linux, Unity Wave LLC, and O'Reilly and Associates .

When: Saturday, September 28, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Where: Glendale Community College Student Union, 59th Avenue and Olive, Glendale, Arizona.

Why: We believe in freedom--the freedom of choice. We are offering free installation of Linux to allow members of our community their free choice of operating systems and applications.

Who: PLUG is a group of Linux users in the Phoenix area who come together to share their common interest in Linux and Open Source software. PLUG holds several monthly meetings, both in the West and East Phoenix Metro Areas. Knowledge of Linux is neither presumed nor required as a condition of participation. Between meetings and events, PLUG members stay in touch though a busy e-mail discussion list. For more information, visit



Linux Orbit: Linux Professional User Group of Southern California

"The IT professionals of Southern California now have a new Linux resource: Introducing the Linux Professional User Group of Southern California (LPUGSC)!

"Next LPUGSC Meeting

6:30PM (local) September 19th

American Red Cross Building
600 N. Park Center Drive
Room 232
Santa Ana, CA 92711"

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