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 Linux Gazette Italian Edition

Date: Fri, 10 Jan 1997 14:42:52 +0100
The first issue of the Italian Edition of the Linux Gazette, is now available on our site, http://www.media.it/LUGBari/lgtp/index.html. It is in the spirit of helping italian Linux users and, naturally, this italian edition is under the copying license of your original Linux Gazette.

Bye (and many many thanks!)
Francesco De Carlo, fdecarlo@sole.media.it
CICCIO-X, LUGBari Coordinator


 Linux Advocacy mini-HOWTO

Date: Sat, 11 Jan 1997 11:53:19 +0100 (MET)
This is the Linux Advocacy HOWTO and is intended to provide guidelines and ideas to assist with your Linux advocacy efforts. -- authored by Paul L. Rogers, Paul.L.Rogers@li.org

Related Links:
Lars Wirzenius also has some thoughts about Linux advocacy.

The Linux Advocacy Project's goal is to encourage commercial application developers to provide native Linux versions of their software.


 Linux in the News

Linux was chosen by PC Week as part of its list for the top ten products of 1996. See the December 16, 1996 issue. The same issue has a related article about Linux and the Internet.


 Linux Sites to Check Out

http://www.m-tech.ab.ca/linux-biz
This site contains anecdotal references about the commercial applications of Linux. Example uses of Linux in various industries, fulfulling various tasks are listed. Includes form / CGI script that visitors can use to enter data about their own commercial Linux sites.
-- Idan Shoham, idan@m-tech.ab.ca

http://www.xnet.com/~blatura/linapps.shtml
The Linux Applications and Utilities List is an organized collection of pointers to the WWW home pages of over 600 different Linux compatible application programs, system admin tools, utilities, device drivers, games, servers, programming tools, file, disk and desktop managers, internet apps, and more. The January 8 edition has added links to over 80 new programs, as well as corrections to numerous existing listings. -- Bill Latura, blatura@xnet.com

http://www.linuxware.com
This site is a Linux Support, Information, and general purpose Linuxer Hangout Site -- a meeting place for people interested in learning more about Linux, providing help to other Linuxers, and promoting Linux!!! -- Peter Lazecky, peter@linuxware.com


 PNG Article (see issue13) Update

Apparently Netscape has finally committed to supporting PNG in Navigator and actually made public statements to that effect at its Internet Developers' Conference last October, although there's no indication of it anywhere on their web site. The only question is when: Navigator 4.0 has a fixed release date, and PNG support may not be ready by then.
-- Greg Roelofs, newt@pobox.com


 Rochester, Revised OS Seminar Series Schedule

Date: Sun, 12 Jan 1997 02:36:18 GMT
Computer Science House at Rochester Institute of Technology Presents: an Operating System Seminar Series Wednesday evenings at 8:00PM. Attendance is free of charge and is open to the public.

  • February 5: The Inferno Operating System for Everything From Embedded Systems To Network Operating Systems. - David Bort (Student, RIT)
  • February 12: Sun Microsystems new JAVA Based Network Computers - Jeff Rice (Sun Microsystems)
  • February 19: ShagOS -- An experimental Object Oriented Micro kernel. - Frank Barrus (Xerox)
  • February 26: Solaris - Geordie Klueber (Sun Microsystems)

For additional information, directions, comments or if you would like to be a guest speaker, e-mail tad@csh.rit.edu.
Computer Science House, cshouse@csh.rit.edu,
http://www.csh.rit.edu/os-seminars


 Linux CD Giveaway List

Date: Mon, 13 Jan 1997 05:16:52 GMT
If you have a spare Linux CD to give away, you can list your email address at

http://emile.math.ucsb.edu:8000/giveaway.html

Interested parties will contact you, then send in a self-adressed stamped envelope and you send them the CD.

If you would rather (or in addition) lend a Linux CD locally, you can now specify that as well.

For additional information:
Axel Boldt, boldt@math.ucsb.edu, http://www.math.ucsb.edu/%7Eboldt/
Univ of California at Santa Barbara, Dept of Mathematics


 Linux Browser Project - A New WWW Browser for Linux

Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 06:34:56 GMT
Announcing the Linux Browser Project -- a group of developers developing a world wide web browser for Linux and other platforms. The goal of this project is to develop a web browser which consists of a modular program architecture based around a small, fast kernel which would load necessary modules on demand.

The project is in its early stages, and we are announcing the project at the moment to make ourselves known to the rest of the Linux community. If anyone would be interested in helping us out in any way, please feel free to join the mailing lists or visit the web site and let us know that you are willing to help. For additional information:
See the Linux Browser Project home page at http://www.tjhsst.edu/LBP/.
Jason A. Miller, Project Coordinator, jasonm@trib.com,
The Linux Browser Project Team


Software Announcements


 Xfmail 1.0 - mail program for X

Date: Sun, 05 Jan 1997 00:59:12 GMT
Xfmail 1.0 is finally out! XFMail is an X-Windows application for sending and receiving electronic mail. It uses the XForms GUI library toolkit by T.C. Zhao and Mark Overmars.

It has a user-friendly interface and online help to make it easy to use. It implements most of the mail functionality in one program and it does not require any additional tools.

You can ftp XFMail at:

ftp://ftp.x.org/contrib/applications/xfmail-1.0.tar.gz ftp://Burka.NetVision.net.il/pub/xfmail/xfmail-1.0.tar.gz

For additional information:
http://Burka.NetVision.net.il/xfmail/xfmail.html
Jacek Bochenek, jacek@coig.katowice.pl
Organization: COIG S.A.


 ImageMagick 3.7.9 ELF binaries - general image manipulation tool

Date: Sun, 05 Jan 1997 00:59:19 GMT
ImageMagick (TM), version 3.7.9, is a package for display and interactive manipulation of images for the X Window System.

ImageMagick supports also the Drag-and-Drop protocol form the OffiX package and many of the more popular image formats including JPEG, MPEG, PNG, TIFF, Photo CD, etc.

You will also need the package libIMPlugIn-1.0-elf to get it working. Here are the locations you can get the packages from:

Site: sunsite.unc.edu /pub/Linux/X11/xapps/graphics 942k ImageMagick-3.7.9-elf.tgz 1k ImageMagick-3.7.9-elf.lsm 886k libIMPlugIn-1.0-elf.tgz 1k libIMPlugIn-1.0-elf.lsm
For additional information:
Alexander Zimmermann, Alexander.Zimmermann@FMI.Uni-Passau.de, http://www.uni-passau.de/~zimmerma
Organization: Universitšt Passau


 Visual Tcl 1.07 Beta

Date: Sat, 11 Jan 1997 02:42:27 GMT
Visual Tcl 1.07b is a quality application development environment for UNIX, Windows and Macintosh platforms. Visual Tcl is written entirely in Tcl/Tk and covered by the GNU General Public License.

Please choose the location nearest you since my connection can become saturated at peak times.

Home Site: http://www.neuron.com/stewart/vtcl/ Australia: http://holmes.ccs.deakin.edu.au/vtcl/ United Kingdom: http://www.jessikat.demon.co.uk/vtcl/ Germany: http://www.ifconnection.de/~rjs/vtcl/ US East: http://www.ultra.net/~eugene/mirror/vtcl/ US Mid: http://chaos.uark.edu/vtcl/
For additional information:
Stewart Allen, stewart@neuron.com


 NExS 1.3-BETA X-Windows spreadsheet now available

Date: Mon, 13 Jan 1997 05:16:23 GMT
X Engineering Software Systems (XESS Corp.) announces the immediate availability of the BETA version of the NExS 1.3 spreadsheet for Linux and UNIX workstations.

NExS, the Network Extensible Spreadsheet, is a full-featured, graphical spreadsheet developed specifically for UNIX and the X Window System. NExS has more than 237 built-in business and scientific functions, allows user-customized functions, displays data using 2 and 3 dimensional graphs, and imports and exports data in a wide variety of formats (including HTML tables).

Demonstration copies and additional conNExions plug-ins may be downloaded from http://www.xess.com. NExS is priced at $149 for the Personal Edition, and $249 if a floating license is desired. For addtional information:
xess@vnet.net
Vnet Internet Access, Inc. - Charlotte, NC.


 PHT Releases Red Hat 4.0

Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 06:35:52 GMT
Pacific HiTech is proud to announce the release of our newest Linux product for the i386 architecture:

Turbo Linux: Red Hat 4.0

It features a modular 2.0.18 kernel, better networking, more packages, and, of course, the floppy-less install. The second CD contains the entire contrib/ directory from ftp.redhat.com (the Live Filesystem was scrapped in order to put the contrib/ directory on, which we felt would be more useful for more people).

The 2 CD set is only $19.95 plus s/h. If you want more details on the product, visit http://www.pht.com/linux.

For additional information:
Scott M. Stone, sstone@pht.com
Chief Linux Developer/UNIX SysAdmin for Pacific HiTech, Inc. http://www.pht.com/


 PHT Releases MkLinux DR2

Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 06:35:56 GMT
Pacific HiTech is proud to announce our newest Linux offering for the PPC architecture:

MkLinux DR2 is the latest pre-release version of MkLinux, and it is MUCH MUCH better than DR1 - more stable, more hardware support, and a much smoother installation. It was uncompressed from the FTP distribution and burned as a Macintosh HFS format CD - you don't need to decompress the files onto your hard drive, you can just put in the CD and GO.

It's only $19.95 plus s/h. See http://www.pht.com for ordering information, or email sales@pht.com.

For additional information:
Scott M. Stone, sstone@pht.com
Chief Linux Developer/UNIX SysAdmin for Pacific HiTech, Inc. http://www.pht.com/


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