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ECS K75SA Motherboard (LinuxLookup). LinuxLookup reviews the ECS K75SA motherboard, which runs AMD Athlon and Duron processors.
Testing your memory, the Open Source way (NewsForge). Russell Pavlicek describes testing your memory with the GPL program Memtest86. "You are probably used to seeing the memory test that occurs when you boot most PCs. This proves that your machine has good memory, right? Well, not exactly."
Smart (Script-Aided) Browsing (Linux Journal). Marco Fioretti shows how to use the wget script for automated web surfing. "Basically, there are two ways to surf the Net: interactively, with any text or graphical browser, or in batch mode, with a program that copies single pages or whole web sites to your hard drive for later use. "
Porting OS/2 applications to Linux (IBM). IBM has published a paper that documents the differences between OS/2 and Linux. "This paper is a summary of problems encountered by the LAN Distributed Platform (LANDP) for Linux team whilst porting LANDP from OS/2 to Linux. This paper should be useful to other teams that are porting OS/2 applications to Linux." (Thanks to Frank Carlos.)
mySAP.com on Linux for IBM eServer zSeries. IBM and SAP plan to announce the availability of mySAP.com on Linux for IBM zSeries by the end of May. For those interested, IBM has this list of Frequently Asked Questions (in PDF format) and also this list of Software Developers that have products for both Linux for zSeries and Linux for S/390.
FOSE SELinux Panel. There will be a Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) panel at the FOSE conference in Washington D.C. on Thursday, March 21, 2002.
MontaVista offers proprietary RTOS to Linux seminars. MontaVista has announced that it will be sponsoring three seminars on the topic of moving from a proprietary RTOS to embedded Linux. The seminars will be held during April, 2002 in Boca Raton, Florida, Bellevue, Washington, and Ottawa, Canada.
CeBIT review. Helge Kreutzmann has posted a review of this year's CeBIT conference in Hannover, Germany.
New Security Paradigms Workshop call for papers. A call for papers has been issued for the New Security Paradigms Workshop 2002 in Virginia Beach, Virginia on September 23-26, 2002. The deadline is Friday, April 5, 2002.
Events: March 21 - April 16, 2002.
Linux Users Groups WorldWide. Linux Counter has created the LUGWW project to help keep track of the many Linux Users Groups around the world. (Thanks to Hugo van der Kooij)
Section Editor: Forrest Cook.
March 21, 2002
Here are this week's Freshmeat software announcements. Freshmeat now offers the announcements sorted in two different ways: