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2001.03.06 Meeting Notes


  • IBM announced Linux has been ported to their new 64bit PowerPC architecture ("Power-3")
  • IBM announced a massive Tux-based, 1960s-style Linux ad campaign
  • Sanyo announced a Linux-based PDA is in the works

Committee Reports

  • Demo - Next demos will be Sat. March 10th. Cory from Border's has left, because his position has been cut, company-wide!

  • DCN - LUGOD held an Intro-to-Linux class on March 5th. About 20 people signed up, and most attended. We used DemoLinux, a version of Linux that boots and runs off of CDROM (no installation required).

  • Other LUGs
    • Mar. 7th - SVLUG meeting (San Jose). Anne P. Mitchell on MAPS (spam blocking service).
    • Mar. 10th - LUGOD holds Linux demo at Borders in Davis.
    • Mar. 14th - SacLUG meeting (Sacramento). Bill Northrup on security.
    • Mar. 18th - Linux Installfest in Davis.
    • Mar. 20th - BALUG meeting (San Francisco). Topic TBA.
    • Apr. 4th - SVLUG meeting (San Jose). Greg Stein and Karl Fogel of Subversion.
    • Apr. 21st - LUGOD holds Linux demo at Borders in Davis (TENTATIVE).

  • Installfests - The next Installfest will be Sunday, March 18th.

  • LERT - No news.

Other Business

  • Financial Report - $46.64 in voluntary dues were collected.

  • Yopy - Chris DiBona brought a prototype "Yopy" (Samsung's ARM-based, Linux-based PDA)

  • ISDN Modem - Bill Kendrick gave away an ISDN modem to whoever wanted it.

  • Netaverse - Netaverse send a collection of Win4Lin CDs and a t-shirt, which we gave away.


  • Chuck Polisher did a talk on building the Linux Kernel.

Presentation notes available (JPEG)


  • Bill Kendrick
  • Rhonda Bailey
  • Edwin Groot
  • Lynn Wood
  • Jim Riffel
  • Henry House
  • Lee Welters
  • Matt Henningson
  • Seth Nagao
  • Jeff Roush
  • John Lin
  • Jeff DeFay
  • Ed O'Neil
  • Brian Lavendar
  • Trace Melton
  • Kirk Shroeder
  • Craugh Coughlin
  • Chris DiBona
  • Larry Shnider
  • Chuck Polisher
  • Garett
  • Kevin Murakoshi
  • Jacob
  • Sterling
  • Nick Henders
  • John Foster
  • Steven Helms
  • Jen Rutherford
  • ... and 6 others

Photos of this meeting

Quote of the Meeting

  • "Menuconfig: Yay! XConfig: Boo!" - Chuck Polisher
  • "The odd ones - some people call them bad names, things we label criminals. They call them... 'unstable.'" - Chuck Polisher, on Kernel version numbering

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