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Asus $200.00 Laptop


I have sent an e-mail to the Asus company in Markham asking for more
info on the new Linux laptop. At this time they do not know when it
will arrive in Canada.

I asked them if I could borrow one to Demo at the KWLUG meting OR
would someone from Asus like to come to one of our meetings. They will have to get back
to me on that.

I am quite excited about this laptop as it has the potential to bring the Linux desktop to
thousands of new users.

more info:

Most of LUG Library

At I've posted most of the books in the KWLUG Library that I have over in Computer Recycling at 66 Queen Street South. This list does not include books kept over at 43 Queen Street where we hold our meetings. There's at least one other box of books at 43 Queen Street.

RMS and Stroustrup to speak at UW


The Computer Science Club at the University of Waterloo is hosting two very big names in the computer science world next month:

- On Friday July 6 at 4:30pm, Richard M. Stallman (founder of the Free Software Foundation) will be speaking about "Copyright vs. Community in the Age of Computer Networks"

- On Tuesday July 17 at 7:00pm, Bjarne Stroustrup (creator of C++) will be speaking about "C++0x -- An Overview"

Both talks are being held in Room 116 of the Arts Lecture Hall at the University of Waterloo. Admission is free as in beer, I believe.

Nefarious Plan


If all goes well (?) people on the mailing list will see this post even if they never have visited the website in their lives. This increases the potential for spam, but it adds a level of communication that has been missing since the days of kwlug-forums.


Have you heard the radio ads for the CAAST? The Canadian Alliance Against Software Theft and the BSA (Business Software Alliance) are running threatening-sounding radio spots. They claim that if you take action to become "compliant" before a certain date, that you can do so "without penalty."

We must thank CAAST for their awesome campaign in favour of Free Software.

Users of proprietary software can fall victim to extra-legal, software license enforcement raids by the jack-booted minions of the same software monopolies that fund the BSA and CAAST. Nice.

Fail part 3


Are my tag sets going to bother being consistent now?

I bet they won't!

Fail, again

Why doesn't hitting the cron page send me an update?

I fail the test


I am breaking the site again. When you come to the site and cannot read this, you will know who to blame.

KWLUG - new venue considerations...

I've been informed that the cafe at 43 Queen Street will now be staying open until 9:00PM. I can already hear a couple of people cheering, but not so fast... this also means more noise. At a meeting a few months back I had to have a chat with a couple of people left over from another meeting about the noise level at the front of the cafe (and I was sitting fairly close to the speaker). Noise could be a problem if the cafe stays open.

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