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Shell Prompt Customization (LinuxLookup). LinuxLookup is carrying a couple of customization tips this week. The first is an article on configuring your bash shell prompt with colors, hostnames and more. The second is a look at setting a title in your xterm title bar.


Open source conference in Pisa, Italy. A conference entitled "Open Source Software: lo sviluppo delle tecnologie e dei mercati" (Open Source Software: technology and market development) will be held at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa, Italy, on December 5. Attendance is free. The detailed agenda may be found in the announcement, which is in Italian (English available via Babelfish).

U. of Kentucky wins two SC2000 awards for Beowulf clusters. The University of Kentucky has announced that it won two awards at SuperComputing 2000. Both of them were for Linux-based clusters. The announcement includes some nice pictures as well - check out the Cray-shaped KRAA Z-MP cluster.

November/December/January events.
Date Event Location
November 28 - December 2, 2000. IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing Technische Universitšt Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany.
December 2 - December 3, 2000. LinuxCertified's Linux for beginners Cupertino, CA.
December 3 - December 5, 2000. Wireless DevCon 2000 San Jose Doubletree Hotel, San Jose, CA.
December 3 - December 8, 2000. LISA 2000 New Orleans, LA.
December 5 - December 6, 2000. LinuxUser 2000 Conference Chelsea Village, London, England.
December 15 - December 17, 2000. LinuxFEST Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
January 17 - January 20, 2001. linux.conf.au University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
January 30 - February 2, 2001. LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York, NY.
January 31 - February 2, 2001. Linux Expo Paris Paris, France.

Additional events can be found in the LWN Event Calendar. Event submissions should be sent to lwn@lwn.net in a plain text format.

User Group News

Hazelwood (Missouri) Linux User Group. The Hazelwood Linux User Group in Hazelwood, Missouri (HZLUG) held its first meeting on Tuesday November 28, 2000. This is a new group which will be oriented to the needs of the new Linux user (the newbie) and will be geared to providing introductory level information and one on one assistance. All meetings are free and open to the public. Meetings on December 19, 2000 and January 30, 2001 have also been announced.

LUG Events: November 22 - December 31, 2000.
Date Event Location
November 28, 2000. Hazelwood Linux User Group Prairie Commons Branch Library, Hazelwood, Missouri.
December 4, 2000. Rice University Linux Users Group Rice University, Houston, TX.
December 5, 2000. Linux Users' Group of Davis Z-World, Davis, CA.
December 6, 2000. Kansas City Linux Users Group Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO.
December 6, 2000. Southeastern Indiana Linux Users Group Madison/Jefferson County Public Library, Madison, IN.
December 6, 2000. Silicon Valley Linux Users Group Cisco Building 9, San Jose, CA.
December 7, 2000. Edinburgh Linux Users Group Holyrood Tavern, Edinburgh, Scotland.
December 9, 2000. Route 66 Linux Users Group La Verne, California.
December 12, 2000. Long Island Linux Users Group SUNY Farmingdale, NY.
December 13, 2000. Columbia Area Linux Users Group Capita Technologies Training Center, Columbia, MD.
December 13, 2000. Toledo Area Linux Users Group Toledo, OH.
December 14, 2000. Linux, Running Applications Delfzijl, Netherlands.
December 14, 2000. Phoenix Linux Users Group Sequoia Charter School, Mesa, AZ.
December 14, 2000. Boulder Linux Users Group NIST Radio Building, Boulder, CO.

Additional events can be found in the LWN Event Calendar. Event submissions should be sent to lwn@lwn.net in a plain text format.

November 30, 2000



Software Announcements

Here are this week's Freshmeat software announcements. Freshmeat now offers the announcements sorted in two different ways:

Sorted by section and Sorted by license


Our software announcements are provided courtesy of FreshMeat


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