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<H4>"Linux Gazette...<I>making Linux just a little more fun!</I>"</H4>  
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<H3>Contents:</H3>
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<li><a HREF="./lg_mail36.html#help">Help Wanted -- Article Ideas</a>
<li><a HREF="./lg_mail36.html#gen">General Mail</a>
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<center><H3><font color="maroon">Help Wanted -- Article Ideas</font></H3></center>

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Date: Wed, 30 Dec 1998 05:04:56 -0800<BR> 
From: "Fields, Aubrey", <A HREF="mailto:Aubrey.Fields@PSS.Boeing.com">
Aubrey.Fields@PSS.Boeing.com</A> <BR> 
Subject: <font color="maroon">I have two ideas for articles.</font> 
<P>
I am a new user to the Linux community. I have two ideas for articles that I would read, print, and distribute to the other Linux newbees that I know.
<P>
1. PPP using minicom. I have read several articles on using PPP, pppd, minicom and other dialup and networking issues. Being a new, however, I would find it very valuable to read "the definitive new users guide to configuring PPP on Linux". I've gotten a lot of pointers and some advanced tips, but what I'd like to see is how to setup a stand alone Linux 2.0.x machine (Red Hat v4 in my case) for dialing up via PPP using minicom with dhcp and dns provided by an ISP.
<P>
2. basic xfree86 / fvwm95 config tricks. For example, how to change the word "start" on the menu button at the bottom of fvwm95 to ANYTHING else! I kick Bill Gate off my PC for a reason! I don't find it cute, funny, nor reassuring to see the "I want to be windows95 'Start'" button on my Linux machine. 
<P>
also, how to use icons, get rid of the "virtual" desktop so that I can see my entire window without scrolling.
<P>
Thank you very much, the Linux Gazette has proven to be a valuable resource!
<P> 
--<BR> 
Aubrey 

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Date: Wed, 02 Dec 1998 13:33:11 PST<BR> 
From: David Camara, <A
HREF="mailto:cpdj2@hotmail.com">cpdj2@hotmail.com</A> <BR> 
Subject: <font color="maroon">connecting to novell 3.12 servers...</font> 
<P>
Hi, I'm trying to connect to netware 3.12 servers.  I am using the
IPX module and ncpfs 2.2.0.7-1 (for Debian 2.0).  Now, I don't use
the auto_primary and auto_interface since a number of old posts
recommend adding the ipx interface manually.
<P>
I use:
<PRE> 
ipx_interface add -p eth0 802.3 xxxxxxxx
</PRE> 
When I cat /proc/net/ipx_interface:
<PRE> 
Network    Node_Address   Primary   Device    Frame_Type
xxxxxxxx   yyyyyyyyyyyy   Yes       eth0      802.3
</PRE> 
When I try to slist, I get:
<PRE> 
slist: No server found in ncp_open
</PRE> 
When I try to mount a Novell volume using:
<PRE> 
ncpmount -S <I>server_name</I> -U <I>user_name</I> -V sys /mnt/ncp
</PRE> 
I get:
<PRE> 
ncpmount: No server found when trying to find <I>server_name</I>
</PRE> 
All this as su root...  Any ideas?  Thanks!
<P>
--<BR> 
David

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Date: Tue, 8 Dec 1998 12:16:20 -0500 <BR> 
From: Blazek, Daniel, <A HREF="mailto:blazek@globalserve.net">
blazek@globalserve.net</A> <BR> 
Subject: <font color="maroon">Ethernet</font> 
<P>
	Which Ethernet cards are compatible with Linux with minimum ease of
installation, also does the make/model of the hub matter?
<P>
--<BR> 
Dan

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Date: Tue, 15 Dec 1998 12:29:37 +0000<BR> 
From: Tomos Llewelyn, <A HREF="mailto:tml@aber.ac.uk">
tml@aber.ac.uk</A> <BR> 
Subject: <font color="maroon">"Unable to open console..." Why?</font> 
<P>
Can anyone tell me why I'm getting this message?
<P>
Trying to boot a 2.0.36 kernel on a PII350 with an ATI Xpert@Play 8Mb
AGP card.  Should I be tweaking the video mode?
<P>
--<BR> 
Tom Llewelyn

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Date: Mon, 14 Dec 1998 12:46:57 -0500<BR> 
From: Michael Bright <A HREF="mailto:mabright@us.ibm.com">mabright@us.ibm.com</A> <BR> 
Subject: <font color="maroon">Token Ring Errors with SuSE 5.3</font> 
<P>
Hi, I would seriously appreciate any help you can give. I had the
evaluation copy of SuSE 5.3 running fine on this machine. I loaded the full
version of SuSE 5.3 and the Token ring went south. During install
everything went fine, including loading the token ring module. I have
replaced the ibmtr.o module file from a working machine with  _no_  change
in the error. I also checked the /etc/conf.modules file to make sure the
alias is defined right ( alias tr0 ibmtr.o ) and the options line is right
( options ibmtr io=0xa20 ). At this point I see two options, reload the
machine with the eval copy and do an upgrade or recompile the kernel and
hope for the best.
<PRE>
initialising tr0
general protection: 0000
CPU:    0
EIP:    0010:[<02816961>]
EFLAGS: 00010212
eax: 00000003   ebx: 0009e658   ecx: fffffff7   edx: 00000000
esi: f000f84d   edi: 00000003   ebp: 00000000   esp: 019b7e0c
ds: 0018   es: 0018   fs: 002b   gs: 002b   ss: 0018
Process insmod (pid: 66, process nr: 16, stackpage=019b7000)
Stack: 0009e658 00000000 00000003 019b7e4c 00000008 0010ca1c 00000003
00000000
       019b7e4c 019b7e4c 00000003 00000000 0009e658 0010bae1 00000003
019b7e4c
       001f9b7c fffffff7 00108e00 00000003 00000000 0009e658 ffffff50
00000018
Call Trace: [<0010ca1c>] [<0010bae1>] [<0010cb9d>] [<0281694c>]
[<0010cc10>] [<028183d8>] [<0281668b>]
       [<0281694c>] [<02817bca>] [<028183d8>] [<028178bd>] [<001be7fb>]
[<028183d8>] [<02818304>] [<028183d3>]
       [<028178ca>] [<028183d8>] [<00115c3c>] [<02817868>] [<028178f0>]
[<00111748>] [<0011162c>] [<0010a950>]
       [<0010a7c5>]
Code: 0f b6 56 2f 83 fa 01 0f 84 9e 07 00 00 83 fa 02 0f 85 a9 07
Aiee, killing interrupt handler
</PRE>
OS: SuSE 5.3
Hardware: IBM ISA Auto 16/4 Tokenring adapter.
<P>
Thanks,<BR> 
--<BR> 
Michael

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Date: Wed, 16 Dec 1998 14:33:55 -0600<BR> 
From: David Caliguire, <A HREF="mailto:djc@sgi.com">djc@sgi.com</A> <BR> 
Subject: <font color="maroon">Driver for Netflex III card on Linux</font> 
<P>
I noticed a question posed to the Gazette about drivers for
Netflex 3 cards on Compaq on Linux.  I have a Compaq with this
card and would like to know where I could get a driver for this
card for Linux.......
<P>
Thanks<BR> 
--<BR> 
Dave

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Date: Wed, 16 Dec 1998 16:06:42 -0300<BR> 
From: Saltiel, Hernan Claudio, <A HREF="mailto:hsaltiel@infovia.com.ar">
hsaltiel@infovia.com.ar</A> <BR> 
Subject: <font color="maroon">Help Wanted!!!</font> 
<P>
I have a Linux box, with S.u.S.E., and a Lotus Notes server.
I want to e-mail the status of my workstation to another user that belongs to
the Notes Network.
Does anybody know how to do that, or just the concepts to do this?
<P>
--<BR> 
Hern&acute;n Claudio Saltiel

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Date: Sun, 13 Dec 1998 14:35:20 -0500<BR> 
From: John, <A HREF="mailto:john@maxom.com">john@maxom.com</A> <BR> 
Subject: <font color="maroon">Accounting</font> 
<P>
I am looking for some inexpensive Accounting w/Inventory Software that
will
run on Linux .
If you could point me in the right direction I would be greatly thankful
<P>
Thank You<BR> 
--<BR> 
John Nelson

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Date: Thu, 24 Dec 1998 14:47:09 +0200<BR> 
From: "tdk001", <A HREF="mailto:tdk001@mweb.co.za">tdk001@mweb.co.za</A>
<BR> 
Subject: <font color="maroon">Linux and UNIX</font> 
<P>
I am a 2nd year computer science student.
I have looked everywhere for the answer and found only basic answers.
My question is what exactly is the difference between Linux and UNIX,
excluding size and speed.
I would appreciate it if you could just send me a few of the differences.
<P>
Thank you<BR> 
--<BR> 
Frans

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Date: Tue, 22 Dec 1998 12:33:42 -0000<BR> 
From: "James Jackson", <A HREF="mailto:james.jackson@3f.co.uk">
james.jackson@3f.co.uk</A> <BR> 
Subject: <font color="maroon">Intellimouse</font> 
<P>
Does anybody know how to enable the wheel on an Intellimouse under Linux?
(Red Hat 5.2)
<P>
--<BR> 
James

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Date: Sat, 19 Dec 1998 13:53:33 PST<BR> 
From: "Thomas Smith", <A HREF="mailto:highminded015@hotmail.com">
highminded015@hotmail.com</A> <BR> 
Subject: <font color="maroon">Upgrading Red Hat</font> 
<P>
I just installed Red Hat 5.0 and I hear about the newer versions out 
there and I want to upgrade but I don't want to buy a brand new CD or 
download everything and then re-install.  I have been to a couple of 
sites and I have found no real help for this at any of them, so could 
you please help me out.
Thank you.
<P>
--<BR> 
Thomas

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Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 23:20:12 -0800<BR> 
From: Taro Fukunaga, <A HREF="mailto:tarozax@earthlink.net">
tarozax@earthlink.net</A> <BR> 
Subject: <font color="maroon">How to get CPU info</font> 
<P>
I am writing a Tcl/Tk program that prints info about the CPU, memory
usage, processes, and disk usage of a Linux computer. On problem I have
is in getting info about the CPU. Because the contents (ie field names)
of /proc/cpuinfo may vary from one machine (perhaps kernel build is the
right answer) to the next, I decided to use the program uname. However,
this also doesn't work well, and simply lists my processor as "unknown".
I looked at the source code, and "unknown" is the default value for the
CPU!
<P>
So my question is, is there any way to write a program that can get the
type of CPU on any Linux computer? 
<P>
Thank you, anyone.
<P>
--<BR> 
Taro 

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Date: Thu, 31 Dec 1998 21:19:48 -0600<BR> 
From: <A HREF="mailto:dcramer@midusa.net">dcramer@midusa.net</A> <BR> 
Subject: <font color="maroon">Does Linux have multimedia support?</font> 
<P>
I just finished reading Marjorie Richardson's comments about Linux in
the January '99
issue of Computer Shopper, and I was wondering if Linux now has, or will
support
any of the multimedia formats supported by Windows, such as AVI, JPG,
WAV, MOV,
etc?  I have looked into some of the basics of the OS, but I have not
tried to install it.
Thank you.
<P>
--<BR>
Don Cramer

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Date: Wed, 30 Dec 1998 14:03:42 -0500<BR> 
From: Soraia Paz, <A HREF="mailto:spaz@rens.com">spaz@rens.com</A> <BR> 
Subject: <font color="maroon">LILO Problems</font> 
<P>
I originally had Windows NT on my PC with some room left for Linux. I
installed Linux and I set up LILO to boot
both operating systems. I got into Linux fine but when I tried to get into
NT it kept on crashing. I tried
using DOS's fdisk to get rid of Linux but LILO is still there. How can I get
rid of it?
<P>
--<BR> 
Soraia

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Date: Wed, 30 Dec 1998 09:42:23 -0600<BR> 
From: Bill McConnaughey, <A HREF="mailto:mcconnau@biochem.wustl.edu">
mcconnau@biochem.wustl.edu</A> <BR> 
Subject: <font color="maroon">DB9 serial port</font> 
<P>
I degraded my floppy disk drive, apparently by doing fdformat with
inappropriate parameters and/or media.  In order to back up my work, I want
to use minicom or seyon to transfer files over the DB-9 serial port.  I can
get the computers to type to each other, but file transfer protocols
(xmodem and ymodem) don't work.  There is no Kermit in my installation and
I don't know where to get it.  What is the correct wiring for a direct
connection of the DB-9 com ports on two pc's?  How can I transfer files?
<P> 
--<BR> 
Bill

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Date: Tue, 29 Dec 1998 10:40:15 -0500 (EST)<BR> 
From: <A HREF="mailto:ive.db@usa.com">ive.db@usa.com</A> <BR> 
Subject: <font color="maroon">HELP</font> 
<P>
I have a jamicon 36X cd player.
<P>
It doesn't work under Linux.
I tried to install Linux but I failed.
<P>
Could you please help me with this.
I also need to say that you can set my cd-player master,slave and CSEL with a jumper.

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Date: Mon, 28 Dec 1998 03:49:21 -0500<BR> 
From: "david marcelle", <A HREF="mailto: marcelle@avana.net">
marcelle@avana.net</A> <BR> 
Subject: <font color="maroon">Audio-Only CDRs</font> 
<P>
Do you have for sale or do you know where I can purchase audio-only blank
CDRs (for my phillips CD recorder) for $4.00 each or less?
<P>
Thanks<BR> 
--<BR> 
David

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Date: Mon, 28 Dec 1998 02:15:26 -0500<BR> 
From: "Clayton J. Ramseyer", <A HREF="mailto:cyberzard@earthlink.net">
cyberzard@earthlink.net</A> <BR> 
Subject: <font color="maroon">IP Masquerading and related</font> 
<P>
I am writing this message to you, because I am new to Linux.  (I love it
by the way)  Anyway, I have a small LAN setup at home and would like to
provide access to the Internet for my other machine.
<P>
The HOWTO is a bit confusing when it comes to setting this up.
<P>
If someone could write me with a possible offer for help, I'd surely
appreciate it.
<P>
The commands I have are probably correct.  Yet the HOWTOs don't mention
which machine these commands are entered on.
<P>
I assume it would be the machine connected to the net.
<P>
By the way, I connect with a USR 56K v.90 compatible modem.
My service provider is earthlink.
<P>
I look forward to your responses.
<P>
Thanks,<BR> 
--<BR> 
CJ

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Date: Sat, 2 Jan 1999 23:05:13 +0530<BR> 
From: "L.V.Gandhi", <A HREF="mailto:lvgandhi@vsnl.com">
lvgandhi@vsnl.com</A> <BR> 
Subject: <font color="maroon">Netscape help</font> 
<P> 
I have installed NC4.5 for Linux. I could edit preferences both as root and
an user. Once closed and then restarted I am unable to do that. I am not
sure from when it happened. It
may be due improper shutdown due to power outage or hanging of nc after many
windows are open. I have system PII with 780MB partition for Linux with 64
MB swap space, 32 MB ram.  Is there any easy way to remove an installed
software and reinstall it in Linux?
<P> 
--<BR> 
L.V.Gandhi

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Date: Sat, 2 Jan 1999 23:03:35 +0530<BR> 
From: "L.V.Gandhi", <A HREF="mailto:lvgandhi@vsnl.com">
lvgandhi@vsnl.com</A> <BR> 
Subject:  <font color="maroon">help for microsoft intellimouse</font> 
<P> 
I have installed RH5.0 and upgraded to 5.1. I have Microsoft intellimouse
and logitech super mouse. when I configure mi, the same is not recognized by
Linux and xserver. The same is recognized in win98. But logi mouse is
recognized in both. Any solutions welcome.
<P> 
--<BR> 
L.V.Gandhi

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Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1998 13:39:58 -0500<BR> 
From: Brad Gerrard, <A HREF="mailto:bradgerrard@x-stream.co.uk">
bradgerrard@x-stream.co.uk</A> <BR> 
Subject: <font color="maroon">The Future Of Artificial Intelligence and Linux</font> 
<P>
Can you imagine, 'eureka' you've done it, you're going to make millions
neigh billions, you've created a programme that gives a computer the
seeming ability to think.
<P>
There it is flashing away 'walking the walk', bezazz it thinks.
<P>
Hold on a moment the operating system, no the skeleton of this thinking
machine has crashed.
<P>
What say you, shall we change the operating system? Not arf we will.
<P>
How about something a little more stable, how about an operating system
that will go for at least a year. Is that to much to ask?  One might
well wonder were we not acquainted with the genie in the bottle, yes
'Linux'.
<P>
Linux is gaining in popularity, that makes it commercial, that means
money, and money means more thinkers are turning their attention towards
it as a viable alternative to some of it's less exciting competition.
Linux is a stable operating system, freely available, an operating
system for Man All Born Equal as written in the American constitution,
yes could this operating system level out the playing field.
<P>
Artificial Intelligence requires a very stable platform, and I believe
that given the limitations of  present day hardware, AI requires an
operating system with a small foot print in order to possibly tackle the
problem of achieving any potential of new thought, which could possibly
be termed artificial intelligence in it's true sense. Linux is a Unix
operating system, it can be and usually is networked, this is a plus
when it comes to composing an AI operating programme.
<P>
The very makeup and variable structure lends it's self to AI.
<P>
Yes I believe that Linux is an operating system with a bright future.
<P>
--<BR> 
Brad 

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Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1998 13:39:58 -0500<BR> 
From: "Serge E. Hallyn", <A HREF="mailto:hallyn@CS.WM.EDU">
hallyn@CS.WM.EDU</A> <BR> 
Subject: <font color="maroon">happy hacking keyboard</font> 
<P>
wow.  $140 for a keyboard because it has fewer keys?  I simply don't think the
arguments in favor make sense - namely that you don't have to reach for any
keys, because you should never need to with other normal keyboards either.
Let's see:
<ul>
<li>control not being next to A should never be a problem for anyone who'd dare
call him/herself a hacker, happy or otherwise - if you can't figure out how to
remap caps lock,...
<li>escape should not be a problem, since any self-respecting vi user uses
ctrl-[ anyway
<li>backspace: ctrl-h  (well, OK, emacs users are out of luck :)
<li>tab, if it's a really weird keyboard, ctrl-i, though i seldom do that
</ul>
<P>
$140.  ridiculous.
<P>
--<BR> 
serge

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Date: Tue, 01 Dec 1998 12:28:06 -0600<BR> 
From: Tim Kelley, <A HREF="mailto:tpkelley@winkinc.com">
tpkelley@winkinc.com</A> <BR> 
Subject: <font color="maroon">Jeremy Dinsel's review of keyboard ...</font> 
<P>
He did not mention something which many people would be very interested
in knowing - is it a clicking, spring action style keyboard or a
membrane (mushy) style keyboard?
<P>
At that price (~$150), I can't believe it's one of those cheap membrane
things, but one can never be sure.  Actually, at that price, I can't
believe anyone would buy it, but whatever.
<P>
-- <BR> 
Tim 

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Date: Wed, 2 Dec 1998 01:32:06 +1000 (GMT)<BR> 
From: Norman Widders <A HREF="mailto:winspace@paladincorp.com.au">
winspace@paladincorp.com.au</A> <BR> 
Subject: <font color="maroon">Linux Gazette</font> 
<P>
I just read David Jao's article in Linux Gazette #35 and enjoyed it. He had one 
fact wrong though, he mentioned:
<blockquote> <font color="navy">
Currently, a limitation of the UW IMAP server is that a folder cannot 
contain both messages and subfolders.
</font></blockquote> 
This is not a limitation of the UOW server. It is a limitation of the 
default UNIX mail files... There are other available mailbox types 
available on the UNIX platform that will allow UOW to create 
subfolders... see the release notes with UOW for more info :) 
<P>
--<BR> 
Norman 

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Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1998 08:24:43 -0500 (EST)<BR> 
From: Walt Taninatz, <A HREF="mailto:waldo@voicenet.com">
waldo@voicenet.com</A> <BR> 
Subject: <font color="maroon">Re: Linux Gazette #35</font> 
<P>
Thank you for the reminders and for making such a great magazine. The
content is always useful, interesting and well written.
<P>
Best Regards,<BR> 
--<BR> 
Walter 

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Date: Thu, 03 Dec 1998 13:52:14 -0800<BR> 
From: Jauder Ho, <A HREF="mailto:jauderho@transmeta.com">
jauderho@transmeta.com</A> <BR> 
Subject: <font color="maroon">Re: IMAP on Linux: A Practical Guide </font> 
<P>
I have some comments on the article written by David Jao. There are some
inaccuracies that I need to correct. We use IMAP here and it is indeed
excellent technology.
<ul>
<li>NS 4.08 is out. NS 4.5 is actually pretty stable when it comes to IMAP
based
mail, we have no problems using it.
<li>By default, imapd uses UNIX spool. This is horrendously inefficient.
So I am not
surprised by it crashing over 1000 messages. HOWEVER, if you change the
mailbox format to something like mbx (Modify the Makefile, change
unixproto to mbxproto), it can easily handle much more messages and
allow concurrent access. I have users with
8000 messages in their in box with not problem. 
<li>Netscape is now beta testing Linux versions of their Messaging and
Directory servers.
<li>There is one more way to do IMAP securely and that is to use stunnel
under IMAP.
</ul>
More information about what we do site specific can be found at
http://www.carumba.com/imap/
<P>
--<BR> 
Jauder

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Date: Wed, 02 Dec 1998 08:46:18 +0100<BR> 
From: "Thomas Diehl", <A HREF="mailto:th.diehl@dtp-service.com">
th.diehl@dtp-service.com</A> <BR> 
Subject: <font color="maroon">Editor's Choice Awards: Most Desired Port?</font> 
<P>
This is on your "Editor's Choice Awards", esp. the following from your
article "Most Desired Port--QuarkXPress":
<blockquote><font color="navy">
For layout, we must have an MS Windows 95 machine in order to run
QuarkXPress... We are more than ready to be rid of this albatross and
have a total Linux shop. Next, like everyone else, we'd like Adobe to
port all its products to Linux. 
</font></blockquote> 

I'm a professional DTPer and a Linux user myself. So I would certainly
like to see the whole Acrobat suite for Linux as well as good font and
printing solutions from Adobe. And, of course, I don't have anything
against porting PM, Frame, PShop, Illustrator, or XPress to the penguin
platform. No doubt about it.
<P>
I find it problematic, however, that hardly anybody in the DTP area
seems to do justice to the fact that there is a complete suite for our
kind of work coming up just NOW: Corel promised repeatedly to port
_all_ their DTP programs to Linux: Ventura, Draw, PhotoPaint as well as
a lot of helpful apps like WordPerfect and their whole Office suite.
(See eg www.zdnet.co.uk/news/1998/45/ns-6073.html)
<P>
This would be an incredible step forward for Linux -- but somehow
nobody in DTP seems to care. I wonder why?
<P>
Of course, I'm fully aware of the bad reputation Corel software has
among DTPers (and also how much of this they deserved). But I can
assure you and everybody from daily, first hand experience that the
situation has incredibly improved over the last years. Today the Corel
DTP apps brings a wealth of functionality to the users that, as a whole,
is unmatched by anything I know in this area.
<P>
I'm also aware that this will not be enough to make XPress users
really consider a switch and that they have perfectly good reasons for
this attitude. But, nevertheless, I would appreciate it VERY much if
the Corel announcements would at least be taken into account when
talking about this area. If Corel keep their promise there will be a
complete publishing suite for Linux very soon. And I would ask
everybody to spread the good news, esp. those who may be held "opinion
leaders" by many people out there. I'm sure it would be a real loss for
everybody if Corel would get second thoughts about their plans because
of apparent "lack of demand" among professional DTPers.
<P>
Just in case you are prepared to look a little more at this I'm
attaching some more material on the aptness of Corel DTP software.
<P>
Kind regards,<BR> 
--<BR> 
Thomas
<blockquote> <I> 
We use many of Corel's products including Ventura (for book layout).
Editor's choice is after all my opinion only, but I do know that many
magazines besides <I>Linux Journal</I> use QuarkXPress for layout.
--Editor </I> </blockquote> 

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Date: Tue, 8 Dec 1998 16:30:53 -0500 <BR> 
From: "Adams, Ranald", <A HREF="mailto:Ranald.Adams@ctny.com">
Ranald.Adams@ctny.com</A> <BR> 
Subject: <font color="maroon">Compaq</font> 
<P>
There's a lot of this sort of thing on Compaq's forum.  Please publish to
interested parties so that they can become subject to the
appropriate level of ridicule (in a caring, motivationally productive kind
of way).
<blockquote> <font color="navy">
Topic: Servers - Banyan-Unix Subject: Linux and Compaq Servers From: COMPAQ
- Robert G 
05/11/98 09:10:13 Compaq now or in the future will not be providing Linux
drivers. This is because the Linux operating system is a public domain OS.
There is not a single source of ownership to go to when trying to resolve OS
issues like there is for SCO Unix and other versions of Unix on the market.
Because there is no single source for the compiled binary code required to
install and run the OS there is no way to guarantee driver compatibility
with all the flavors of Linux. 
</font></blockquote> 
<blockquote> <font color="navy">
Compaq Engineering has decided that they will not provide or release
hardware drivers unless they can be fully certified and supported. Since
Linux does not have a single source manufacture, this is not possible with
Linux. But you can by all means make a formal request in writing to Compaq
Engineering concerning your need for Linux drivers. The address is: 
</font></blockquote> 
<blockquote> <font color="navy">
Compaq Computer Corp. <BR> 
Attn. Engineering Dept. <BR> 
MS. 050702 <BR> 
20555 State Hwy. 249 <BR> 
Houston, TX 77070 b4 
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Date: Sat, 5 Dec 1998 10:53:00 -0800<BR> 
From: Mike Wiley, <A HREF="mailto:npg@integrityonline.com">
npg@integrityonline.com</A> <BR> 
Subject: <font color="maroon">Corel Ventura would be best DTP port</font> 
<P>
I agree that Linux needs a DTP program, but the one which should be
desired is Corel Ventura Publisher, not Quark. CVP version 8 is at least
one generation ahead of Quark and include many features which we use
regularly =97 features which are completely absent from Quark. It is
more powerful and easier to use. From my perspective, Quark shows all
the signs of product arrogance which arises from having a monopoly, or
near monopoly, in a field.
<P>
Another point: Corel Corp has made a commitment to Linux. Adobe and
Quark, to my knowledge have not. Why not support those who support you,
especially when those who support you have the best product?
<P>
Just a couple of thoughts...
<P>
Sincerely,
<P>
--<BR> 
Mike 
<blockquote> <I> 
We support Corel in every way we can, but Quark is more
suited for our purposes in printing the magazine than is Ventura. Corel's
NetWinder will be featured on the April <I>Linux Journal</I> cover. --Editor
</I> </blockquote> 

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Date: Fri, 11 Dec 1998 14:19:43 -0500<BR> 
From: "Nils Lohner", <A
HREF="mailto:lohner@debian.org">lohner@debian.org</A> <BR> 
Subject: <font color="maroon">Debian Powers 512 Node Cluster into Book of Records</font> 
<P>
Over 512 computers were assembled for the CLOWN (CLuster Of Working Nodes) 
system that ran on the night of December 5-6.  This cluster used a modified 
version of the Debian GNU/Linux distribution (reduced in size to a mere 16 
MB, and boot script modifications) to run a combination of PVM (Parallel 
Virtual Machine) and several application programs.  These programs included 
povray (a ray tracing program used to calculate frames for a film), Cactus, 
a program that solves the Einstein Equations, which are ten non-linear joint 
hyperbolic-elliptical partial differential equations.  These are used to 
describe Black Holes, Neutron Stars, etc. and are among the most complex in 
the field of mathematical Physics.
<P>
For more information, please visit the following sites (mostly in German):
<P>
http://www.ccnacht.de/<BR> 
http://www.linux-magazin.de/cluster/<BR> 
http://www.heise.de/ix/artikel/1999/01/010/<BR> 
http://europium.oc2.uni-duesseldorf.de/cluster/tech.html
<P>
-- <BR> 
Nils 

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Date: Fri, 11 Dec 1998 02:31:14 -0500<BR> 
From: Paul Iadonisi, <A HREF="mailto:iadonisi@colltech.com">
iadonisi@colltech.com</A> <BR> 
Subject: <font color="maroon">Re: USENIX LISA Vendor Exhibit trip report</font> 
<blockquote> <font color="navy">
There were a lot of what I call "Want-Ad" booths to.  Collective
Technologies (formerly Pencom System Administration), Sprint
Paranet, Fidelity, and several other companies there for sole reason
of trying to recruit people.
</font></blockquote> 
  Hmmm.  I take exception to this.  We (Collective Technologies) have many
reasons for being at LISA.  Like any business, we work to get name
recognition.  We want people to know who we are.  But we also seek to
educate our members (look in the rear of the Attendee List for the list by
company and you will see how many of us went -- I think we have the largest
number of attendees) and give back to the System Administration community at
large.  Take a look at the Technical Talks and BoFs and you will find four
events each sponsored by a Collective Technologies member.  Five of our
members also wrote summaries for SANS in the August issue of ;login:.
<P> 
  I hope no one sees this as a marketing message and my intention is not to
try to sell my company on a Linux mailing list.  The point is that we do
all of this without tootin' our own horn that much.  I think reducing our
booth to a "Want-Ad" type booth is a little unfair.  I normally wouldn't
post a message like this on this list, but couldn't let the '...there for
sole reason of trying to recruit people...' comment pass, especially since
we were the first company listed.  No ill will, I just wanted to clear that
up.
<P> 
-- <BR> 
Paul Iadonisi
<blockquote> <I>
You must be clairvoyant! :-) That article is just being posted in this issue. Of
course, it's on Paul's web site, but to know to send a copy of your letter to me. Wow!
--Editor </I> </blockquote> 

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Date: Fri, 11 Dec 1998 20:09:57 -0500<BR> 
From: Kevin Forge, <A HREF="mailto:forgeltd@usa.net">forgeltd@usa.net</A>
<BR> 
Subject: <font color="maroon">Quark</font> 
<P>
 Most Desired Port--QuarkXPress
<P>
Hate to say it but "BUY A MAC".
Mind you I don't like the Mac.  I don't use a Mac.  I don't even
like the few occasions when I must attempt to repair a Mac ( often
it's cheaper to ditch it than buy parts ).
<P>
All this considered even Microsoft uses Quark on a Mac to do it's 
manuals and stuff.  As far as I know a Mac used in this post may
never crash.  Sure Mac OS isn't Linux quality in terms of 
stability but it beets NT.
<P>
In the mean time whine for a port ... It may never happen though 
since even the windows port is 1/2 harted, unstable and not
quite what the printers want ( they all use Macs. )
<P>
--<BR> 
Kevin
<blockquote> <I>
We started out with a Mac but at that time it wasn't as easy to network a Mac
with Linux as it now is with Netatalk. So the decision was made to go with
Windows. It happens. --Editor
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Date: Tue, 22 Dec 1998 21:13:56 -0600<BR> 
From: Sam, <A HREF="mailto:myoldkh@earthlink.net">
myoldkh@earthlink.net</A> <BR> 
Subject: <font color="maroon">Sponsorship</font> 
<pre>
gts global &gt;&gt;myoldkh&lt;&lt; 12-22-98     09:15:32 PM:
</pre>
You will be very pleased to know that yesterday I made a credit card order 
on the Web for a copy of the Linux OS from one of your sponsors - Red 
Hat Software.  
<P>
I support quality web sites and their sponsors!  (I am also sick and 
tired of MS Windows crashing my computer all of the time - I think that 
Microsoft writes software about the same way that GM builds cars - I 
know cause I drive a Pontiac lemon!)
<P>
--<BR> 
Sam

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Date: Thu, 17 Dec 1998 19:46:04 -0600 (EST)<BR> 
From: "Michael J. Hammel", <A HREF="mailto:mjhammel@graphics-muse.org">
mjhammel@graphics-muse.org</A> <BR> 
Subject: <font color="maroon">Logo</font> 
<P>
<blockquote> <font color="navy">
From <I>LG</I> Editor:<BR> 
I get at least one letter a month asking that we change the quote in the
logo to be attributed directly to Gandhi rather than a movie actor, as
well as ones requesting that the graphic be made smaller.
What do you think? Is it time to make either of these changes?
</font></blockquote> 
<P>
I'll look at making the image smaller, but it may not be till next month.
I'm still getting things back together at home.  
<P>
As to the quote, I'll stick to the attribution until someone provides a
definitive resource that attributes it to Gandhi.  I'm fairly certain he
would have said it, but I don't want to give him the attribution unless I
can find some other resource to back it up.  After all, I only know about
it because of a movie.
<P>
I have no objection to changing it - I just need some other
definitive attribution to do so.
<P> 
-- <BR> 
Michael

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Date: Mon, 28 Dec 1998 16:46:13 -0800<BR> 
From: Randy Herrick, <A HREF="mailto:HERRICK@PACBELL.NET">
HERRICK@PACBELL.NET</A> <BR> 
Subject: <font color="maroon">graphics  on  title  page</font> 
<P>
Great site, just one thing, I think Tux needs to look like, well, the 
real Tux, in real Tux colors. In the beginning there were several kinds
of birds from seagulls to penguins, but I think nowadays most everyone 
has adopted the standard Tux penguin that is siting down (looking happy
from eating herring-as Linus Torvald's put it )in the black and white 
and yellow colors. We need to have a standard logo for Linux, don't you 
think? Thanks for your time. :)
<P> 
--<BR> 
Randy 
<blockquote> <I> 
As far as graphics go, I trust Michael's judgment in all things--even the
way Tux is drawn. --Editor
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Date: Sun, 27 Dec 1998 13:38:52 -0600<BR> 
From: Lyno Sullivan, <A HREF="mailto:lls@freedomain.org">
lls@freedomain.org</A> <BR> 
Subject: <font color="maroon">MPDN - Minnesota Public Digital Network</font> 
<P>
I would appreciate your support of the following
initiative.  Specifically, I will need the help of
the free software community during discussions of
item 4 and the excerpt listed below:

December 27, 1998<BR>
The full MPDN announcement may be viewed at:
http://www.freedomain.org/^lls/free-mn/19981222-mpdn.html
<P>
This post constitutes an invitation to join discussions
concerning the MPDN. Beginning in January, 1999, I will
present each goal of the MPDN for discussion within
the MN-NETGOV listserv.  If you are a stake holder to
these goals, please join the listserv.
<P>
Anyone can join that listserv by sending an email to
<P>
	 mailto:mn-netgov-subscribe@egroups.com
<P>
Members may view past messages, calendars, and other group
features at:
<P>
     http://www.egroups.com/list/mn-netgov/
<P>
ABSTRACT
<P>
In preparation for my requesting Legislative hearings
in 1999, this article explains my vision of the
Minnesota Public Digital Network (MPDN), which is:
<P>
1) to provide every Minnesota citizen with a
secure and authenticated email address within
the mn.us hierarchy,
<P>
2) to assure that every citizen can use email
to dialogue with the elected and the appointed
offices of government,
<P>
3) to assure that every local community has a
high speed digital network and a repository for
the creative works and letters of the Minnesota
people, and
<P>
4) to collect the free software tools necessary
to attain these goals, within the Government
Information Freedom Toolbox (the GIFT), which will
be created as a byproduct of Minnesota State
government's conversion to free software.
<P>
EXCERPT
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GOAL 1) Effective immediately, freeze (at current
levels or lower) all spending for non-free, closed
source, software. Establish a Legislative audit to
determine the Total Cost of Operation (TCO) costs
of non-free server and desktop software. Establish
a cost reduction plan that will result in the
elimination of spending on non-free software.
Collect all those monies, identified by the TCO
analysis, together into a revolving Software
Freedom Fund, to be administered by the Office
of Technology.  Require that all further purchases
and upgrades of non-free, closed source server and
desktop software must be approved by the Minnesota
Office of Technology's, Information Policy Council
(IPC).  The IPC will be charged to develop a
statewide model of the MPDN.  The IPC will be
charged to connect every public sector worker in
Minnesota to the MPDN.   Savings within the
Software Freedom Fund may be spent on writing free
software.  Revenues of the Software Freedom Fund
must be spent, to endow the creation of free software
and free content, all of which, must be licensed
under the GNU General Public License (GPL) or a
suitable copyleft license.
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-- <BR> 
Lyno Sullivan


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