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Puppy Linux

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News comes from CRN regarding a new distribution of Linux, named "Puppy". "I think one of the key advantages of Puppy is the simplicity," said Barry Kauler, the developer of Puppy Linux, in an e-mail interview. "When other distributions start up, you see all these servers loading, but in Puppy it's really basic and bootup is remarkably fast. Puppy Linux can be downloaded for free from Kauler's Web site .

Brazilian Government Urges Linux Use

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Backed by Linux cheerleader Brazilian President Lula, the Brazilian government is urging its agencies and offices to dump software with expensive licensing agreements in favor of Linux. Another of Lula's goals is to extend Internet access to low- and middle-income Brazilians, which might be made more feasible with open source software. More here from this Yahoo/Reuters story.

Southern California Linux Expo This Saturday

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Anonymous Patron writes "The Southern California Linux Expo will be held this Saturday at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. Speakers include: John Terpstra, Chris Dibona, Andrew Morton, William Irwin, Chris Montogmery (OGG VORBIS and Xiph.org). For more informatoin see our website where you can pre-register for the conference. Those interested in a free Exhibit Hall pass can get one by using the promo code "free" when ordering.

IBM, Linux to Power Library of Congress Archive

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This Release Says it makes sense that the open source operating system has also found favor among a swath of scholarly pursuits.

IBM Wednesday aired its latest Linux-oriented win when it announced that the University of Washington, Rutgers Universities Libraries, and the Georgia Institute of Technology Interactive Media Technology Center have opted to run Linux on Power4 chip architecture to build an online catalog of film, television and digital video for the Library of Congress.