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A few things to mention.
First, the big news -- according to C|net news.com, "WordPerfect jumps on
the Linux bandwagon". We'll forgive them for not noticing that this
actually happened about two years ago <grin>. The big news is that
*today*, the no-cost Linux version of WordPerfect will be available for
download! There will also be a paid version, which will include manuals, a
CD-ROM, clip art, and tech support, which will be available in about two
weeks for $70. download.com is actually going to carry it starting
(Corel's announcement itself.)
(Get it from there starting tomorrow!)
We hope to see every Internet connection into Wichita saturated with people
downloading WordPerfect :-)
Secondly, just a reminder that there will be no more ACLUG meetings this
year. Your suggestions for meeting topics and times are encouraged; you may
send them to the list at aclug-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx or to aclug@xxxxxxxxxxxx.
Now a few more items of news:
* Linux market share went up 212% over the last year (news.com)
Linux accounted for 2/10 percent fewer shipments in 1998 less than
all other Unices combined.
* Microsoft Exchange mail server delayed or completely lost
e-mail bound for the House members voting on important issues.
Sendmail, the Unix mail program that delivers about 80% of the
world's e-mail, would have performed fine in that situation.
* Kernel 2.2 is really, really, really close to being released.
* There are rumors that Apple may ship LinuxPPC boxes.
* XFree86 will be integrating Mesa into itself, providing 3D capabilities
And most of these items have appeared within the last 1 or 2 days!
I wish you all happy holidays! We'll plan to resume meetings in January!
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